ArmInfo. Head of the State Committee for Water System Arsen Harutyunyan denied the involvement of Russian border troops to disrupt shore protection work on the border Araks River. In an interview with journalists, he stressed that it was not possible to come to an agreement with the Iranian side.
Today, the Armenian Government approved the initiative of the State Committee on the termination of the agreement with "Meghri RCES" (Road construction system) JSC dated April 21, 2017. In the certificate of substantiation to the document it is said that "the impossibility of performing works for the needs of the Committee is due to the refusal of the border military unit No. 2393 of the Russian Federation to give its consent." But, according to Harutyunyan, the media representatives misinterpreted the information: "There is no question about this speech anywhere." The problem is in the position of the Iranian side, "he said.
As Harutyunyan explained in connection with the works on the installation of bank protection fortifications, the riverbed of the Araks River is slightly changing in favor of Armenia, which is why Iran got a grudge. "There are no problems with the Russian border guards, they are negotiating with the Iranian side with us - in the status of border guards and without the right to vote," he explained.
In the Syunik district of Armenia all the preparatory stages were completed to eliminate the emergency situation on the 40-meter stretch of the Araks River off the Yerevan-Goris-Meghri-Iran interstate highway, length 379 + 200 km. "Since the above-mentioned section on the Araks River borders with the Islamic Republic of Iran, and our coastal territories are controlled by the Russian border part No. 2393, it was necessary to obtain the consent of the parties for carrying out the work on the said site, however, in the framework of the meetings, reach agreement, "the document says.