Arrest of person engaged in espionage in favor of Azerbaijan in Armenia is absurd: ministry

Arrest of person engaged in espionage in favor of Azerbaijan in Armenia is absurd: ministry

Azerbaijan, Baku, Oct. 21 / Trend K.Zarbaliyeva /

The Azerbaijani National Security Ministry considered reports about the arrest of a person in Armenia engaged in espionage in favor of Azerbaijan absurd.

"It is Armenia's another cheap provocation. We do not comment on such absurd reports," the Ministry's Spokesman Arif Babayev told Trend on Oct.21.

Gevorg Hayrapetyan suspected of cooperation with the Azerbaijani special service was arrested in Armenia, the News-Armenia website reported with reference to the Armenian National Security Ministry.

Hayrapetyan is a lieutenant colonel in reserve. He was dismissed from the Armenian armed forces for a gross violation of military and service discipline in 2007.

The relevant agencies filed a suitcase on Hayrapetyan under Article "High treason in the form of espionage".

According to the report, the officers also detained a foreign citizen, through which Hayrapetyan contacted with the Azerbaijani special services.

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