Armenia has not yet submitted to Russia an official request for assistance with the situation at the border – Politics
MOSCOW, November 16. / TASS /. Armenia has not yet submitted to Russia an official request for assistance in accordance with the 1997 Treaty of Friendship, Cooperation and Mutual Assistance in connection with the aggravation on the border with Azerbaijan. Armenian Ambassador to Moscow Vardan Toganyan told TASS on Tuesday.
“If we are talking about an official written statement [с просьбой об оказании помощи в соответствии с Договором]until I can confirm [передачу запроса РФ]”, – said the ambassador.
Toganyan stated that Russia and Armenia are holding consultations through military and diplomatic channels in connection with the aggravation of the situation on the Armenian-Azerbaijani border.
“Consultations are underway on the operational line [в связи с обострением на границе] – through the military, other departments, through diplomatic channels, “the ambassador said.
In November, the situation in Karabakh and the border areas of the Syunik region sharply deteriorated. The parties regularly report on armed incidents, including fatalities. On November 13, Yerevan and Baku accused each other of shelling military positions. Tension is also in the sections of interstate aid linking Armenia with Iran, which were transferred following the statements of November 9, 2020 by the leaders of Armenia, Russia and Azerbaijan, and where a post of Russian border guards was established to ensure free movement and vehicles.
Earlier, the Ministry of Defense reported that as a result of the offensive actions of the Azerbaijani Armed Forces in the eastern direction, there are wounded and wounded from the Armenian side, and two military posts were also lost. The chairman of the Security Council of Armenia Armen Grigoryan stated that the republic has appealed to the Russian Federation with an appeal for “the territorial integrity of Armenia.”
The Treaty of Friendship, Cooperation and Mutual Assistance between Russia and Armenia was signed on August 29, 1997. Its validity period is 25 years, it will be automatically renewed each time for subsequent ten-year periods, if one of the parties does not declare its desire to terminate it. The document was signed by the first presidents of the countries Boris Yeltsin and Levon Ter-Petrosyan.