YEREVAN – On November 14, Azerbaijan’s armed forces committed one more in a series of aggressive acts. At 1 p.m. local Yerevan time, Azerbaijani forces at the country’s frontier advanced towards the borders of the municipality of Sisian in the province of Syunik and took control of four Armenian bases or strongholds about 1-2 kilometers inside the territory of the Republic of Armenia.
Sasun Danielyan, a historian and archaeologist who has studied Armenian architecture for many years, including in Syunik, and knows this area well.
Danielyan stated that the Azerbaijani action in Syunik province was not simply an attempt at advancing territorially. He said, “Armenia’s spine is separated from its head only by a 20-kilometer strip of territory. Just now, according to information which I have received, the ‘Turks’ have advanced approximately two km. forward from the eastern side of that strip.”
Considering any advances by Azerbaijan on any part of the border as dangerous, and understanding the geographical importance of Syunik, Danielyan said what has taken place is the most dangerous and irreversible development.
“If Azerbaijan today has moved forward two kilometers, then let us calculate after how many more such advances we will lose Syunik, Armenia’s spine. With four such advances, the enemy will appear on the interstate road,” he said.