Saturday, October 31, 2020

Russia pledges help to Yerevan if fighting reaches Armenia | THE DAILY STAR

Russia Saturday pledged to "necessary" help for Yerevan in the conflict with Azerbaijan if fighting reached Armenian territory, after its ally requested security assistance.

Armenia's request for assistance from Moscow further raised fears of Russia and Azerbaijan's ally Turkey getting sucked into a decades-old conflict over the breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh.

Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan formally asked Russian President Vladimir Putin to begin "urgent" consultations on security assistance as Azerbaijani forces make gains against Armenian separatists who control Karabakh.

The request also came after Armenia and Azerbaijan failed to agree a fresh ceasefire during talks in Geneva on Friday but said they would not "deliberately target civilian populations".

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  1. Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan on Saturday dispatched a letter to Russian President Vladimir Putin, outlining in detail the challenged created by Azerbaijan military aggression against Artsakh.

    In the letter Pashinyan has specifically stressed the issue of foreign terrorists being transferred from the Middle East and being engaged in military operations against Nagorno-Karabakh.

    Given evidence of breaches against the territory of Armenia in order to bring military operations close the border of the Republic of Armenia, Armenia’s prime minister requested that the Russian president immediately begin discussions to determine the scope and size of assistance Russia can provide to Armenia to safeguard its security on the basis of the alliance between Armenia and Russia, as well as Article 2 of the August 27, 1997 “Friendship, Cooperation and Mutual Assistance” agreement.


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