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Putin and Pashinyan discuss escalation on the Armenia-Azerbaijan border


Yerevan, SANA- Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed during a telephone conversation with Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinya


During a telephone conversation with Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan, Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed the escalation on the Armenia-Azerbaijan border.

The Russian news agency Sputnik quoted the Armenian government as saying in a statement today that “Pashinyan conveyed to the Russian President the details of the provocative and aggressive actions carried out by the Azerbaijani armed forces towards the sovereign territory of Armenia, which began at midnight and was accompanied by artillery and heavy weapons fire,” considering the actions of the Azerbaijani side “unreasonable.” acceptable,” stressing the importance of an appropriate response from the international community.

According to the Armenian government's statement, the two sides agreed to maintain close contact and keep up to date with the latest developments.

The Armenian Defense Ministry said in a statement last night that "the Azerbaijani armed forces launched a series of artillery shelling on the border cities of Armenia and also used drones", indicating that they had responded appropriately to what it described as "large-scale provocations" by Azerbaijan.

On the other hand, the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry said that “the Armenian armed forces are conducting a large-scale escalation,” noting that there were losses among the ranks of the Azerbaijani army.

On November 9, 2020, under the auspices of Russia, Armenia and Azerbaijan reached a ceasefire agreement that ended a conflict between Baku and Yerevan in the Nagorno-Karabakh region that lasted about a month and a half.

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Source: sena

All news articles on 2022-09-13

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