States and international organizations responded to the events in Armenia. Moscow is watching the situation in Armenia with concern, but believes that what is happening in the Caucasus is the internal affair of its close ally. The Russian Foreign Ministry also referred to the events in Armenia. The Ministry stated this is the internal affair of the Republic of Armenia.
Today, Armenian Foreign Minister Ara Aivaziyan had a phone conversation with his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov. The interlocutors stressed the need to ensure regional security and stability.
The situation in Armenia was discussed by the Armenian Defense Minister Vagharshak Harutyunyan and Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu. The conversation took place on the initiative of the Russian side. The heads of the defense ministries of the two strategic allies also touched upon the mission of the Russian peacekeeping contingent in Nagorno Karabakh and a number of other issues of mutual interest.
The US Embassy is also closely following the current developments in Armenia, urging all parties to show restraint and ease tensions peacefully, without violence.
Calls were also made from Brussels. The European Union is closely monitoring the situation in Armenia and urges to refrain from rhetoric or actions that lead to escalation. The European Union (EU) has called for a peaceful settlement of political disputes.
Peter Stano, the Official Representative of the EU Foreign Policy Service: "According to the Constitution of Armenia, the Armed Forces must remain neutral in political matters and must remain under the control of the civilian authorities. Maintaining a democratic constitutional order is the only way for Armenia to overcome the challenges it has faced", Stano said.
"I call on the Armenian people to stand up for democracy". Garo Paylan, an Armenian MP from Turkey's pro-Kurdish People's Democratic Party, stated this, condemning the coup attempt in Armenia.