The former “state minister” of the separatist illegal regime in Azerbaijan’s Karabakh region, Rubeb Vardanyan, has reportedly been detained at the Lachin border checkpoint.

Ruben Vardanyan was arrested on the Azerbaijani border as he attempted to depart for Goris in Syunik province, a person close to the politician told TASS.

“Vardanyan was detained as he was crossing the Hakari bridge,” the person said.