ArmInfo. Yerevan should officially present Ilham Aliyev's recent provocations on the border with Armenia and his provocative speeches in Baku to the attention of the CSTO and the co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group. Stepan Grigoryan, director of the Analytical Center for Globalization and Regional Cooperation, expressed such an opinion to ArmInfo.
On September 24, Armenian and Azeri FMs Edward Nalbandian and Elmar Mammadyarov, in the presence of the OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs, discussed the organization of the meeting of the presidents of Armenia and Azerbaijan in New York. The last meeting between Serzh Sargsyan and Ilham Aliyev was held in June 2016 in St. Petersburg. Earlier in the same year, a similar meeting was held in Vienna. To continue the negotiations at the highest level, Yerevan insists on the implementation of proposals on the deployment of mechanisms for investigating incidents in the conflict zone, agreed in Vienna and St. Petersburg. Azerbaijan refused to sign this agreement.
"It seems to me that on the eve of the meeting of the Presidents of Armenia and Azerbaijan the murder of an Armenian serviceman in Tavush, on the Armenian-Azerbaijani border is nothing but a provocation, and the CSTO and the Minsk group co-chairs should somehow react, after all, the CSTO and Russia have Armenia is obliged to ensure security, however, they refer to OSCE MG in each such case, and Yerevan, in the light of the latest murder of an Armenian soldier, should remind them of these obligations, "he said.
The political scientist causes the murder of the Armenian serviceman with the upcoming Sargsyan-Aliyev meeting, noting, in this light, the achievement of any agreements with Baku as extremely dangerous. He estimates that today Aliyev is once again trying to impose his own negotiating agenda on Armenia bypassing the Vienna and St. Petersburg agreements.
"Baku rightly fears the implementation of these agreements, in particular, the introduction of a mechanism for investigating incidents and creating an atmosphere of confidence, and the recent meetings of the foreign ministers, the upcoming meeting of the presidents for Azerbaijan, is another attempt to present their own preconditions, in particular, demands for the withdrawal of Armenian forces from the territories of Artsakh" , Grigoryan said. On October 11, RA military serviceman Chaplin Armenovich Markaryan (born in 1998) was killed in one of the combat positions of the Armenian Armed Forces located in the northern direction of the Armenian- Azerbaijani state border as a result of the violation of the Azerbaijani Armed Forces ceasefire.