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Armenian Security Council appeals to CSTO for help

Local battles with the use of artillery take place on the Armenian-Azerbaijani border

The aggravation in the eastern section of the Armenian-Azerbaijani border, which began on November 14, continues.

On Tuesday, November 16, units of the Azerbaijani Armed Forces again fired at the Armenian positions.

“On November 16, at about 13:00, units of the Armed Forces of Azerbaijan initiated another provocation in the direction of the eastern border of the Republic of Armenia, firing at the Armenian positions. The enemy uses artillery, armored vehicles, firearms of various calibers. Units of the Armed Forces of Armenia took retaliatory actions to prevent the advance of the enemy, “

– reported the press service of the Ministry of Defense of Armenia.

In connection with the events on the Armenian-Azerbaijani border, Secretary of the Security Council of Armenia Armen Grigoryan appeared on the air of public television with an appeal to the Russian Federation to protect the country.

“Since there was an attack on the sovereign territory of Armenia, we appeal to Russia within the framework of the bilateral Treaty of 1997 and in line with the logic of mutual obligations, with a call to protect the Armenian territorial integrity. We expect that the Russian Federation will provide assistance and we will have the opportunity to restore the territorial integrity of Armenia, ”

– said Grigoryan, noting that his oral statement will be drawn up in writing in accordance with all the rules in order to activate the CSTO mechanisms to protect the territorial integrity of the participating countries.

According to him, the existing crisis can be resolved only with the help of Russia.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Armenia published a statement, which says that the attack by the Azerbaijani side is a continuation of the consistent policy of the Azerbaijani side to occupy the Armenian territories.

“The offensive actions of the Azerbaijani side resulted in human casualties. This latest attack is a continuation of the repressive policy of the Azerbaijani side to occupy the territories of the Republic of Armenia, which began on May 12 this year with the penetration of the Azerbaijani armed forces into the Syunik and Gegharkunik regions. By these actions, Azerbaijan violates the trilateral statement of November 9, since the Azerbaijani side is striking the Republic of Armenia from the territories that passed to the Azerbaijani side as a result of the implementation of this statement, ”

– reads the statement of the Armenian Foreign Ministry.

The foreign ministry recalled that according to the UN Charter, Armenia has the right by all means to reflect the use of force against its territorial integrity and sovereignty.

Meanwhile, local battles on the Armenian-Azerbaijani border continue, there is information about the first victims of the fighting.

“As of 17:00, the situation in the eastern border zone of the Republic of Armenia, where the offensive of the Azerbaijani Armed Forces began today, continues to remain extremely tense. The intensity of the battles did not decrease. The enemy continues to use artillery, armored vehicles, and firearms of various calibers. Information about the injured and wounded is being clarified by the Armenian side. At the moment, it is known for sure about four wounded “,

– reported in the Ministry of Defense of Armenia.

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