The military-political situation in our region remains tense. Azerbaijan's provocative steps and maximalist aspirations create new threats for our region, Armenia and Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh). Acting Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan announced at the Government session on Thursday.
In this context, he stressed that Russia plays a key role in ensuring stability and security in the region. “The joint group of the Armenian and Russian Armed Forces and the Russian peacekeeping mission in Nagorno-Karabakh are of cornerstone in ensuring peace and stability in the region,” Pashinyan said, adding that Azerbaijan intends to disrupt the implementation of the November 9 and January 11 trilateral statements, in particular, opening of regional communications and unblocking of Armenia.
“As before, Armenia considers the opening of regional communications very important and a priority. We are ready to continue working in this direction with the expectation of achieving concrete results,” Pashinyan stressed, adding that he expects Azerbaijan to execute its obligation to return hostages, captives and other persons as soon as possible.