Russia reaffirms allied commitments towards Armenia. Moscow will provide necessary assistance to Yerevan in accordance with the Treaty of Friendship, cooperation and mutual assistance between the two countries, if the hostilities are transferred directly to the territory of Armenia. This is stated in the statement of the Foreign Ministry.
The Russian Foreign Ministry responded to the appeal of the Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan to the President of Russia Vladimir Putin, reaffirming Moscow's commitment to allied commitments.
We reaffirm the adherence of the Russian Federation to allied obligations towards the Republic of Armenia, including those arising from the Friendship Treaty, cooperation and mutual assistance between the Russian Federation and the Republic of Armenia from 29 August 1997 of the year. In accordance with the Treaty, Russia will provide Yerevan with all the necessary assistance, if the clashes are transferred directly to the territory of Armenia
– Foreign Ministry said in a statement.
Meanwhile, the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) stated, that Yerevan has not yet approached the organization for help.
At the moment, the CSTO Secretariat has not received any requests for help from the Armenian side
– said the press secretary of the CSTO Vladimir Zainetdinov.
In turn, President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev said, that Baku opposes the participation of third countries in the conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh and sees no reason for this.
We do not want to involve any third country. We also do not see the possibility of involving any country. Since all neighboring countries are our partners and friends
– he said.
In the same time, according to Aliyev, Baku ready for political dialogue on Nagorno-Karabakh, the duration of the battles depends on the actions of Armenia. The Azerbaijani leader stressed, that Baku is ready to stop hostilities “even today”.