BAKU, Azerbaijan, September 28. The Azerbaijani State Security Service has shared footage of the detention of the former so-called "state minister" of the separatist regime in Karabakh, Ruben Vardanyan, Trend reports.
The State Security Service of Azerbaijan is conducting a preliminary investigation in connection with numerous terrorist crimes committed over the past period by Armenian illegal armed groups in the Azerbaijani territories where the Russian peacekeeping contingent is temporarily deployed [under the trilateral statement signed by Azerbaijani, Armenian, and Russian leaders following the 2020 second Karabakh war].
Vardanyan, who previously held the "position" of the so-called "state minister" of the separatist regime and continued to work there after his dismissal, was detained at the Lachin border checkpoint by the Azerbaijani State Border Service on September 27 while trying to escape from Azerbaijan's territory to Armenia.
He was transferred to the relevant Azerbaijani authorities.