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Armenian Armed Forces and Air Defense will ensure security of the civil aircrafts flying to Stepanakert , Defense Minister of Armenia Seyran Ohanyan told media, Friday, when commenting on Azerbaijan's regular threats to hit the civil planes flying to Nagorno Karabakh.
"After the final decision on exploitation of the Stepanakert Airport is adopted, the military aircraft forces of Armenia jointly with Air Defense forces will ensure the flights to Stepanakert," the minister said.
Opening of the Stepanakert Airport has been repeatedly postponed for various reasons. Recently in a press conference David Babayan, NKR President's Spokesperson, said the airport will be put into service within the nearest future.