ArmInfo. RA Acting Foreign Minister Ara Aivazian held talks with CSTO Secretary General Stanislav Zas for the second time in a day.
As reported by the press service of the RA MFA, the interlocutors continued to discuss the situation on the Armenian state border since May 12, as well as the steps taken to resolve it.
Aivazian informed Zas that on behalf of acting RA Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan letters have been sent to the President of Tajikistan, presiding over the CSTO Collective Security Council and members of the Council with a request to conduct a discussion procedure on the second paragraph of the Agreement.
An exchange of views took place on further actions envisaged by the procedures.
To note, on May 12, a group of Azerbaijani soldiers consisting of 150-200 people illegally entered the territory of the Syunik region of the Republic of Armenia, and having advanced 3.5 km into the depths of the country, they are trying to gain a foothold at Lake Sevlich. Since May 12, negotiations have been held between the parties, but the issue has not yet been resolved. The Armenian authorities confirmed this fact only on the night of May 13 during a meeting of the Security Council. The military prosecutor's office instructed the military police to conduct a comprehensive investigation of the incident to prepare materials. Meanwhile, on the evening of May 13, the Azerbaijani Armed Forces tried to ensure positional advances in the direction of Sisian and Vardenis. Yesterday in the evening, the acting Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia informed about the presence of 240-250 Azerbaijani soldiers on the territory of the Republic of Armenia and instructed to hold consultations for the relevant responsible persons to apply for help to the CSTO.