Vladimir Putin says Armenia-Azerbaijan ceasefire must be respected
The appeal came Thursday evening at the request of Armenia after its defense ministry accused Azerbaijan of moving forces to its territory and the Attorney General of Armenia opened a criminal case for “infringement to territorial integrity “.
Azerbaijan rejected the charges, saying it enforced its own border. Armenia said Thursday that it had stopped the Azeri advance and that Azeri troops had returned to their positions. No injuries were reported.
Russia negotiated a ceasefire last year that ended a bloody conflict between Azeri and Armenian forces over the Nagorno-Karabakh enclave, which locked in territorial gains for Azerbaijan.
During the phone call, Pashinyan told Putin that he decided to appeal to the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO), a six-member military alliance led by Russia and including Armenia, Regarding the offense, the TASS news agency quoted the Armenian cabinet. as saying.
“Pashinyan has spoken out in favor of constructive dialogue and cooperation, with the aim of resolving any issues that arise through peaceful, political and diplomatic means,” the Kremlin said in a statement.
The Kremlin has said Russia is determined to continue its mediation efforts and maintain close contacts with Yerevan and Baku.