Foreigners suspected of spying reported in Armenia

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The National Security Service of Armenia on Sunday, October 4, announced the detention of foreign citizens suspected of espionage, Aysor reports.

According to available information, the suspects collected information about the Armenian military equipment, the transportation of weapons, the locations of military units, as well as the number of mobilized citizens, while the citizenship and the number of detainees were not specified.

All of them have been charged accordingly.

Since September 27, a military conflict has escalated between Armenia and Azerbaijan over the ownership of the territory of the unrecognized Nagorno-Karabakh Republic. The parties blamed each other for shelling and death of civilians.

Nagorno-Karabakh de jure belongs to Azerbaijan, but Armenians live there. Azerbaijan and Armenia have disputed the ownership of Nagorno-Karabakh since the decision of the autonomy to leave the Azerbaijan SSR in 1988 and the loss of control over the region by the Azerbaijani authorities in 1994.

Armenia has repeatedly stated that Turkey is participating in the battles on the side of Azerbaijan. Turkey and Azerbaijan deny this information, but Ankara declared its readiness to provide any assistance to Baku upon request.

Russia, France, the United States and the UN called on the parties to a ceasefire and a peaceful settlement.

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