Acting Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan had a telephone conversation with RF President Vladimir Putin.
Nikol Pashinyan informed the Russian President about the situation in Syunik Marz following Azeri troops’ subversive infiltration into Armenia’s sovereign territory. Armenia’s Acting Prime Minister told President Putin that yesterday he instructed to formally apply to the Collective Security Treaty Organization to start consultations in accordance with Article 2 of the Collective Security Treaty Procedures.
Vladimir Putin considered the further escalation inadmissible, expressed hope that the situation could be stabilized as shortly as possible and necessary conditions would be provided for implementing the agreements specified in the trilateral statements of November 9, 2020 and January 11, 2021.
The Russian side reaffirmed its readiness to continue exerting active mediation efforts with a view to ensuring stability in the region.
The interlocutors agreed that the situation should be settled by getting Azerbaijani troops back to their starting positions.