ArmInfo.The Armenian Foreign Ministry reported that back in February 2021, the Armenian side conveyed to the top leadership of the Russian Federation its concerns about possible problems in the activities of Russian peacekeepers deployed in Artsakh.
"We inform you that the fears of the Armenian side regarding the need to increase the effectiveness of the activities of the Russian peacekeeping contingent and the emergence of possible problems in the future, in a number of other cases, were conveyed in a written form to the top leadership of the Russian Federation as early as February 2021," Vahan Hunanyan, the press secretary of the RA MFA, said answering the questions of the media.
On August 4, at a government meeting, RA Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan, referring to the aggravation of the situation on the line of contact in Nagorno-Karabakh, stated that it is necessary to clarify the details of the peacekeeping operation in Nagorno-Karabakh. As the prime minister pointed out, the developments that have taken place in Nagorno-Karabakh since November 2020, including the recent ones, raise questions in the Armenian society related to the content and essence of the peacekeeping mission. "On December 11, 2020, Azerbaijan captured the villages of Khtsaberd and Hin Tagher, capturing Armenian soldiers in the presence and connivance of Russian soldiers. On March 24, 2022, the village of Parukh was captured - again in the presence of Russian peacekeepers. The ongoing and intensifying ceasefire violations along the line of contact, the use of methods of physical and psychological intimidation of Artsakh Armenians in the presence of peacekeepers are simply unacceptable", the head of the Armenian Cabinet said.
The next day, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov stated that Moscow "did not see any specific proposals that the Prime Minister of Armenia wants to make for discussion in the context of the Russian peacekeeping operation in Nagorno-Karabakh."