Vladimir Putin

Vladimir Putin

Baku/28.10.22/Turan: On October 28, 2022, an extraordinary session of the CSTO Collective Security Council was held via videoconference.

In his address to the participants, Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan called on them to condemn "Azerbaijan's aggression" and "take measures to restore the territorial integrity of Armenia." However, judging by the final report of the meeting, Pashinyan's call went unheeded.

“During the session, the information of the CSTO Secretary General Stanislav Zas was heard about the work of the Mission sent to Armenia on September 15, 2022 in connection with the aggravation of the situation on the Armenian-Azerbaijani border, where on the night of September 13 there were clashes with the use of heavy weapons and UAVs, leading to numerous casualties,” a press release  at the CSTO website says.

The meeting participants discussed the current situation in the region and "joint measures to provide assistance to the Republic of Armenia."

“A firm conviction was expressed that the existing contradictions and contentious issues should be resolved by political and diplomatic means, including in line with the agreements set out in the tripartite statements adopted on November 9, 2020, January 11, 2021 and November 26, 2021 by the Prime Minister Armenia, the President of Russia and the President of Azerbaijan.

Following the session, members of the CSTO Collective Security Council made a number of proposals to finalize the draft relevant decisions,” – reads the press release by the CSTO. -02D-

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2022 October 28 (Friday) 16:26:26

Extraordinary meeting of the CSTO Council dedicated to the Armenian-Azerbaijani conflict

Baku/28.10.22/Turan: On October 28, Russian President Vladimir Putin took part in an extraordinary session of the CSTO Collective Security Council via videoconference. The meeting was also attended by Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan, Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko, Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, Kyrgyz President Sadyr Japarov, Tajik President Emomali Rahmon and CSTO Secretary General Stanislav Zas. Putin devoted his opening speech to the Armenian-Azerbaijani conflict.

“Today we are doing everything possible to achieve a comprehensive and comprehensive normalization of relations between Baku and Yerevan,” he said.

“We have a huge number of ties with both Yerevan and Baku, and it is simply impossible not to take this into account. We are, of course, in a rather difficult position. But, of course, we cannot remain aloof from the problems and contradictions between states close to Russia and are invariably ready to contribute to their peaceful resolution.”

"Without a doubt, the only possible and realistic path to peace can be the path that is laid through the strict observance by the parties of all the provisions of the well-known joint statements of the leaders of Russia, Armenia and Azerbaijan."

“It is due to the consistent implementation of these agreements on the ways of delimiting the Armenian-Azerbaijani border, unblocking transport communications, and resolving humanitarian issues that it is possible to achieve a stable normalization of relations between Armenia and Azerbaijan.

We have discussed this with the Prime Minister of Armenia many times, and I understand that our colleague fully agrees with this. The question is how to find these solutions, it's not easy, but you can find them only along the way. In the future, this will also make it possible to conclude a peace treaty,” Putin said. ---03D---

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