Armenian President urges CSTO partners not to support anti-Armenian initiatives

Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan called Baku’s position on the settlement of the Karabakh conflict “destructive” and accused Azerbaijan of breaching the agreements reached.

“Azerbaijan’s destructive position on the settlement of the Nagorno Karabakh conflict remains a serious threat to the region,” President Sargsyan said at the sitting of the Collective Security Council of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO), RIA Novosti reports.

“Official Baku torpedoes even the agreements on the investigation of border incidents and withdrawal of snipers from the line of contact,” he added. According to the President, Azerbaijan is actively propagating hatred towards Armenians, continues the militaristic policy and the arms race in the region.

According to Sargsyan, negotiations are the only way for the resolution of the conflict. “The resumption of military actions after the truce that has been in force for 18 years now, is a direct violation of the norms and principles of international la. This is the most short-sighted way towards a new wave of violence, hatred and bloodshed,” the President stated.

Serzh Sargsyan reminded that one of the fundamental principles of the CSTO is the privilege of the relations inside the organization over the relations with non-member countries, and asked all OSCE participating states to remember this principle and refrain from supporting the initiatives that could harm the interests of Armenia.

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