ArmInfo.CSTO Secretary General Stanislav Zas expressed concern over the incident on the Armenian-Azerbaijani state border. Stanislav Zas noted that it is confusing that the escalation of tension occurs when the world community is conducting a consolidated struggle against the coronavirus pandemic.
<I was notified by the Armenian side of this incident on the border of Armenia and Azerbaijan. The fact that two servicemen of the RA Armed Forces and a 14-year-old resident of the village of Voskevan were injured as a result is of serious concern. At the same time, I want to express concern about a similar incident in the CSTO responsibility area at the border of the state of the Organization.
The exacerbation of tension at a time when the entire world community is conducting a consolidated struggle against the coronovirus pandemic is confusing.
In this regard, I urge the parties to the conflict to heed the UN Secretary General's calls for a global ceasefire around the world. By the way, as far as I am informed, Armenia officially came out in support of this appeal. I would also like to emphasize the importance of fulfilling the agreements of the leaders of Armenia and Azerbaijan on a ceasefire in the conflict zone and I wish a speedy recovery to the victims of this incident, "Stanislav Zas said in response to an Armenpress request.
It is worth noting that the evening before the CSTO Secretary General's press service issued a statement on the situation on the Armenian-Azerbaijani state border, but after a while it was removed from the Organization's website. ArmInfo failed to get clarifications from the press service of the Organization. It should be noted that on March 30, the Azerbaijani side made an attempt to sabotage penetration towards Noyemberyan of the Tavush region of the Republic of Armenia. The border villages of Baghanis and Voskevan were also fired. A 14-year-old boy suffered from these actions.