Armenia appeals to CSTO after Azerbaijan stages armed incursions


Armenia appeals to CSTO after Azerbaijan stages armed incursions
Rick Rozoff

Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan informed an emergency session of his nation’s Security Council today that the government has requested assistance from the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO), a security body of six former Soviet republics including Russia.

He reported that yesterday morning Azerbaijani troops crossed into the province of Syunik in southern Armenia and had surrounded Sev Lake, including that part of it bordering Armenian territory.

Today it’s reported that Azeri troops have also advanced on Vardenis in Gegharkunik province and Sisian in Syunik province. Pashinyan estimates there are some 250 foreign troops in his nation at the moment.

Armenia’s Defense Ministry released a statement saying it considered “actions taken by Azerbaijan since May 12 as overt provocation and, in order to avoid unpredictable developments, demands that the armed forces of that country return to their original positions…

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