Armenia claims its sovereignty violated, ready to implement mechanisms of CSTO

Source : 112 Ukraine

Yerevan threatens to use the protocols of the Collective Security Treaty if Azerbaijan extends geography of the conflict
17:31, 29 September 2020

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As the conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh continues, Armenia claimed it is ready to deploy the military mechanisms of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO). The government in Yerevan stated that there is a considerable threat to the country's sovereignty. Viktor Biyagov, Armenia's representative at the CSTO said so as quoted by the country's foreign ministry.

Biyagov admitted that the government of Armenia will have to implement this protocol if the geography of military actions extends. He added that Azerbaijan started a full-scale war, refusing from peace talks. The military action resulted in many civilian deaths, including those among women and children.

Related: Guterres urges Armenia, Azerbaijan to cease fighting in Nagorno-Karabakh

"We're especially concerned by Turkey's unconditional military and political support for Azerbaijan, which contributes to further destabilization in the CSTO responsibility area, and poses a serious threat to the peoples in the region. Turkish military specialists fight in the ranks of Armed Forces of Azerbaijan, and Turkish weapons are employed, including drones and military aircraft", reads the message.

The Collective Security Treaty Organization was created in Tashkent in 1992. The members are Russia, Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgystan and Tajikistan. Azerbaijan used to belong to the Organization, too.

Related: Conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh: Armenia announced military mobilization


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