Syunik Update: Azerbaijanis Take Control of Border Lake

The village of Verishen is 3 km from the town of Goris in Armenia’s southern Syunik region. According to the villagers, early on the morning of May 12, the Azerbaijani Armed Forces crossed the border into Armenia and moved their positions forward. In this area, the border is located on Sev Lake, which, as of May 12 has been taken over by Azerbaijan. The community authorities and the border guards are negotiating with the Azerbaijani side. Russian servicemen are present in the negotiations. During the takeover of the lake, there were no shootings or explosions in the area. It is unclear how Azerbaijan was able to move their positions forward.

CivilNet’s team in Syunik attempted to get close to the lake, but was stopped by Armenian military personnel on duty.