Pashinyan satisfied with the report of the CSTO mission: Baku is urged to retreat to its original positions

Belarus (, - Following the results of an extraordinary meeting of the Collective Security Council (CSC) of the CSTO, convened on the initiative of Armenia, which currently chairs the organization, the foreign ministers of the participating countries of the military-political bloc were instructed to prepare a draft decision on the situation on the Armenian-Azerbaijani border. This was reported today, October 28, by the press service of the government of Armenia.

It is noted that at the meeting, the CSTO leaders discussed the report of the Secretary General of the organization Stanislav Zas, prepared following the results of the mission of the regional collective security system in Armenia.

According to Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan, the report of the mission largely reflects the current realities, in particular, the fact of the invasion of Azerbaijani units into the territory of Armenia, as well as the threat of a repetition of a new aggression. The need to return the Azerbaijani armed forces to their original positions is also noted.

The prime minister of the republic reiterated that the CSTO should give a clear political assessment of Azerbaijan's aggression against Armenia and develop a "road map" to restore the country's territorial integrity.

The results of the CSC meeting were also presented by the CSTO Secretariat.

“The information of the CSTO Secretary General Stanislav Zas was heard about the work of the mission of the organization sent to the Republic of Armenia on September 15, 2022 by decision of the CSTO CSC in connection with the aggravation of the situation on the Armenian-Azerbaijani border, where on the night of September 13, 2022 there were clashes with the use of heavy weapons and UAVs, which led to numerous casualties. The members of the Collective Security Council, reaffirming the organization’s commitment to strengthening peace, international and regional security and stability, collectively defending the independence and territorial integrity and sovereignty of the CSTO member states, discussed the current situation in the region and joint measures to provide assistance to the Republic of Armenia,” the statement says. in the message.

The CSTO leaders expressed their firm conviction that the existing contradictions and contentious issues should be resolved by political and diplomatic means, including in line with the agreements set out in the tripartite statements adopted on November 9, 2020, January 11, 2021 and November 26, 2021 Prime Minister - Minister of Armenia, President of Russia and President of Azerbaijan.

Members of the CSC CSTO made a number of proposals for finalizing the draft relevant decisions, the organization noted.

Earlier it became known that the CSTO CSC, following an extraordinary meeting via videoconference, decided at the end of November to return to discussing the situation on the Armenian-Azerbaijani border, where a large-scale escalation took place on September 13-14, which led to the advancement of units of the Azerbaijani Armed Forces deep into the territory of Armenia.

Pashinyan satisfied with the report of the CSTO mission: Baku is urged to retreat to its original positions