YEREVAN, DECEMBER 29, ARTSAKHPRESS. Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan warned at the Cabinet meeting that all early indications show that Azerbaijan is planning a new military provocation.
“We have all early indications to claim that Azerbaijan is preparing a new military provocation, including in Nagorno Karabakh, and the development of the situation raise questions requiring urgent answers regarding the activities of the Russian peacekeeping contingent in Nagorno Karabakh,” Pashinyan said.
The Prime Minister noted that Armenia is a convinced supporter of the Russian peacekeeping contingent’s presence in Nagorno Karabakh, and an advocate of its presence, however, the increasingly visible conduct of the Russian peacekeepers of becoming a silent witness to the “depopulation of Armenians in Nagorno Karabakh” is unacceptable for Armenia. “In any case we must work closely with Russia and other international partners over explanations to these issues to not allow a further escalation and reach a comprehensive resolution. I must also reiterate Armenia’s determination and readiness to sign a peace treaty with Azerbaijan, to complete the delimitation of borders and open regional connections,” Pashinyan said.