Nikol Pashinyan called on the world community to adequately respond to Azerbaijan's aggression


Nikol Pashinyan called on the world community to adequately respond to Azerbaijan's aggression

Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan has held a series of telephone conversations with several leaders discussing the attack of the Azerbaijani armed forces on Armenia. In his conversations he emphasized the importance of an adequate response from the international community.

Pashinyan informed French President Emmanuel Macron that since midnight Azerbaijan had launched provocative and aggressive military actions against the sovereign territory of the Republic of Armenia in different sections of the state border. Macron called the further escalation of tension unacceptable and stressed the need to defuse the situation.

In a telephone conversation with the Russian leader Vladimir Putin, Nikol Pashinyan, presenting the current situation on the Armenian-Azerbaijani border, called the actions of the Azerbaijani side unacceptable. The parties agreed to keep active communication. 

Nikol Pashinyan also presented details of the Azerbaijani aggression against the sovereign territory of Armenia to US Secretary of State Antony Blinken. The Prime Minister said that the government had made an official decision to appeal to the Russian Federation in accordance with the provisions of the Treaty of Friendship, Cooperation, and Mutual Assistance, as well as to the Collective Security Treaty Organization and the UN Security Council.

Antony Blinken expressed deep his Government’s concern of the American side in connection with the current situation and called further escalation of the situation unacceptable. He expressed the readiness of the United States to make efforts to stabilize the situation. Meanwhile, the US State Department expressed concern about reports of attacks on the Armenian-Azerbaijani border, including on civilian settlements in Armenia.“We urge an end to any military hostilities immediately,” the State Department says in a statement.

President of the European Council Charles Michel, in a telephone conversation with Nikol Pashinyan, noted that there is no alternative to peace and stability in the region and expressed his readiness to make efforts to prevent further escalation.

In turn, the representative of the EU foreign policy service, Peter Stano, said that Brussels is closely following the situation in the area of the Armenian-Azerbaijani border.
 “We call on the parties to refrain from such actions that could aggravate the situation and derail the ongoing settlement process, which the European Union strongly supports and remains committed to,” said Peter Stano in an interview with the Public Television of Armenia.