ArmInfo. Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan yesterday addressed to President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin with a request important for the security of the Armenian community of Syria. Pashinyan announced this on October 12 on his Facebook page. Earlier, the RA Prime Minister's press service reported that the leaders of Armenia and the Russian Federation had a telephone conversation during which they discussed the situation in the north of Syria " in the course of yesterday's conversation at the CIS summit in Ashgabat." Other regional issues were raised too.
"I am grateful to the quick response of the President of the Russian Federation," Pashinyan wrote after the conversation.
To recall, on October 9, the Turkish Armed Forces invaded the Syrian Republic. On October 10, Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan during a government meeting announced that the Republic of Armenia condemns this invasion. The Armenian Foreign Ministry issued a statement stating that Turkey's military invasion of northeast Syria will lead to further deterioration of the situation in the region, civilian casualties, a large flow of internally displaced persons, and, ultimately, a new flow of humanitarian crisis. "The situation is especially worrying for national and religious minorities. This military invasion also poses an immediate threat of gross and massive violations of human rights based on identity. Armenia will continue to provide humanitarian assistance to the friendly Syrian people at the local level," the Armenian Foreign Ministry said in a statement. Already after the meeting of the Armenian government, the Cabinet of Ministers in private held a discussion of the situation in the north of Syria.