Azerbaijan amassing armor in Nakhijevan, MP says

Certain amassment of military hardware by Azerbaijan has also been observed in recent days at the Nakhijevan section of the Armenian-Azerbaijani border, Koryun Nahapetyan, head of the parliamentary committee on defense, national security and internal affairs, told media at the National Assembly on Friday.

The official reportedly gave assurances that the Armenian armed forces fully control the situation.

“The corresponding units of our armed forces are fully ready to resist aggression at any moment,” Nahapetyan said, adding that Defense Minister Seyran Ohanyan also addressed the situation at the Nakhijevan section of the frontier at a closed-door meeting with lawmakers earlier this week.

While the shaky ceasefire reached after April 2-5 fighting appears to be holding in Nagorno Karabakh, the region’s ethnic Armenian leadership also reported amassment and active movements of troops in different directions of the line of contact earlier this week.