ArmInfo. At a meeting with the U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Armenia Lynne Tracy, Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia Mher Grigoryan presented the situation that has developed as a result of the recent large-scale aggression of Azerbaijan against the sovereign territory of the Republic of Armenia.
According to the press service of the RA government, in this vein, Grigoryan thanked the U.S. authorities for their targeted statements.
In turn, the Ambassador noted the importance of the visit of foreign diplomats to the affected settlements, which was organized by the Government of the Republic of Armenia. The Deputy Prime Minister and the U.S. Ambassador also exchanged views on the issues of bilateral Armenian-American cooperation, touched upon the ongoing work towards the formation of the Ministry of Internal Affairs.
On the night of September 13, the Armed Forces of the Republic of Azerbaijan began large-scale military operations on the border with Armenia using UAVs and large-caliber weapons. Armenia turned to Russia, the CSTO and the UN Security Council in connection with the aggression of Azerbaijan against the sovereign territory of Armenia. According to the RA Prime Minister, there are 207 killed servicemen and four civilians on the Armenian side. And Azerbaijan confirmed the death of its 80 soldiers. As a result of this enemy aggression, according to experts, about 150 sq. km of sovereign territories of the Republic of Armenia is under the occupation of Azerbaijan The UN Security Council, at the suggestion of France, held a special meeting on September 14-15 because of the situation on the Armenian-Azerbaijani border. Armenia initiated a special meeting of the OSCE Council. Following the results of the special meeting, the CSTO sent a mission to Armenia to prepare a report on the situation. The Frontier Department of the FSS of the Russian Federation in the Republic of Armenia, which was attacked on September 13-14 by Azerbaijani units, also became target of the aggression of the Azerbaijani Armed Forces. The Armenian side stated that with the participation of the international community, it was possible to reach an agreement on a ceasefire along the entire length of the Armenian-Azerbaijani border from 20:00 on September 14. According to Armenian human rights activists, as a result of the latest aggression, up to 20 Armenian servicemen may be in Azerbaijani captivity. It should be noted that on September 20, the enemy handed over to Armenia the bodies of another 95 servicemen, and another 6 bodies were handed over on September 23. As a result of enemy aggression, several dozens of Armenian settlements suffered.