ArmInfo.Since the last meeting of the CSTO PA, the military-political situation in the South Caucasus region has deteriorated; there are also developments that undermine stability and regional security. According to the press service of the parliament, on December 5, President of the National Assembly of Armenia Alen Simonyan stated at a meeting of the CSTO Parliamentary Assembly.
He spoke in detail about the military actions carried out by the Azerbaijani armed forces that invaded the territory of Armenia in September, recalling that at the new stage of aggression, the Azerbaijanis occupied part of the sovereign territory of the Republic of Armenia. The speaker stressed that the militant rhetoric of official Baku demonstrates the future expansionist ambitions of Azerbaijan. , the President of the National Assembly of the Republic of Armenia said.
He stressed that today the armed forces of a third country are in the CSTO area of responsibility, and he does not know how this can be explained and how the partners see the continuation of this situation, when Azerbaijan violates the ceasefire regime almost every day, causing casualties. The head of the RA Parliament assured that Armenia has never made statements about withdrawing from the CSTO, but it was said that the CSTO is leaving the region, which worries our country. "Today we are faced with the task of protecting the population of Nagorno-Karabakh. Azerbaijan began to declare that the problem of Nagorno-Karabakh no longer exists, as well as the indigenous Armenian population of Nagorno- Karabakh. A few days ago, the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry demanded that Russian peacekeepers not use the Nagorno-Karabakh and Armenian toponyms. Moreover, we see the intention of the Azerbaijani side to close the Lachin corridor. The Lachin corridor is the only full-fledged road of humanitarian importance for the life support of the Armenians of Nagorno-Karabakh," stressed Alen Simonyan.
The speaker noted that the efforts and steps taken by Armenia practically confirm Armenia's commitment to a peaceful settlement of all issues related to the conflict, including ensuring the rights and security of the Armenians of Nagorno-Karabakh.