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Marianna Mkrtchyan

CSTO Secretary General expresses concern over incident on  Armenian-Azerbaijani state border

CSTO Secretary General expresses concern over incident on  Armenian-Azerbaijani state border

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. 

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