During his visit to Armenia, Stanislav Zas, Secretary General of Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) continues a series of meetings with the country's political and military leadership. On August 10, the Secretary General visited military units.
Answering ‘Lurer’s’ question, Zas referred to the clashes on the Armenian-Azerbaijani border and the ways to resolve them.
“Of course, this situation is always in CSTO’s field of view. We carry out monitoring, first of all with the support of Armenian state structures.
Of course, we believe that the clashes on the Armenian-Azerbaijani border pose a threat to this region, and, of course, to the security of CSTO member Armenia.
If we talk about this situation, the ways to solve the problems, then we see that, of course, the possibility of a political and diplomatic settlement is not exhausted here. That would be the best solution for everyone.
We expect that the resolution of the trilateral working group between Armenia, Azerbaijan and Russia should have a positive impact. Of course, we are deeply concerned that the geography of border clashes has been expanding recently, with increasing frequency. This also disturbs and does not contribute to the start of work, in general, complicates the implementation of the commitments made between the leaders of Armenia, Azerbaijan, Russia to end the Karabakh conflict, and to establish peace in the region.
We expect that all parties should understand this and focus on a political and diplomatic solution to these differences,” Zas says.