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Pashinyan said about the improvement of the situation with coronavirus in Armenia

The Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinian said Wednesday about a significant improvement of the situation with the epidemic of coronavirus in the country.

"After July 6, the epidemic situation of coronavirus is much improved. In accordance with the data of the last four or five days, we can say that the number of new cases and the number of severe patients we have returned to the level at the end of may, and very severe patients – early June", - Pashinyan said during an online briefing.

Pashinyan: "third forces" interested in destabilizing the situation in Russia

Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinian believes that the number of incidents in recent days in Russia, presumably with the participation of natives of Armenia and Azerbaijan aimed to destabilize the situation in Russia, in the interests of "third force".

As reported earlier, the Metropolitan Department of internal Affairs criminal case under article about hooliganism brought after the fights that took place on 24 July in Moscow, arrested nine people. As reported by RIA Novosti source in law enforcement bodies, it is about the conflict between Armenians and Azerbaijanis. Officially, the police this information has not commented. Another conflict occurred on the evening of July 23. The interior Ministry in Moscow announced the arrest of 13 participants of the fight. Foreigners involved in mass brawl in Moscow, can restrict entry to Russia, said the interior Ministry.

Pashinyan believes that Armenia has entered a stage of overcoming the coronavirus

The Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinian believes that taking into account the reduction in the number of under treatment patients with identified COVID-19 there is reason to believe that the country has entered a phase of overcoming the crisis coronavirus.

In Armenia to combat the spread of coronavirus declared a state of emergency from March 16 to August 12. In the country, according to data on Friday revealed 6 613 cases are on treatment 9969 patients, 573 people died.

The UN Secretary General called on the leaders of Armenia and Azerbaijan to de-escalate

UN chief Antonio Guterres contacted the leaders of Azerbaijan and Armenia Ilham Aliyev and Nikol Pashinyan and called for immediate de-escalation of the situation, said at a briefing the official representative of the Secretary-General Stefan Dujarric.

"Mr Guterres spoke this morning with President Aliyev of Azerbaijan and Prime Minister of Armenia Pashinyan. In the course of telephone conversations the Secretary General expressed his concern about reports of fighting on the Armenian-Azerbaijani border," - said Dyuzharrik.

Yerevan has proposed to set up a monitoring system on border with Azerbaijan

The Armenian side advocates the establishment of a reliable international system for monitoring the observance of ceasefire regime on the border with Azerbaijan, said Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinian.

According to him, the negotiation process on the Karabakh settlement within the framework of the chairmanship of the OSCE Minsk group should continue, "and Azerbaijan should finally take a constructive position."

Pashinyan wants to discuss with Mishustin the situation on the border with Azerbaijan

Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinian on bilateral talks with Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin in Minsk said that he would like to discuss the tense situation on the border of Armenia and Azerbaijan.

"It so happened that our meeting coincided with a rise in tensions on the Armenian-Azerbaijani border. I hope you informed that it is unknown how or why, but the Azerbaijani troops decided to attack the border of Armenia. I will inform you about this event and about the current situation," said Pashinyan in Minsk, where a meeting of the Eurasian intergovernmental Council.

Lukashenko told about the problems in the EEU

President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko said that the EEU remains a lot of problems, not executed all agreements within the Union and retained barriers to trade between members of the Association.

"Well, what's there to be honest? A lot of problems in the EurAsEC (Eurasian economic Union – ed.) in terms of the fact that we have not fulfilled what was agreed. Not something that's already the plan, we still have barriers enough. Inter-state borders brought in connection with the barriers to such an extent that the business often says: "You have set the boundaries between States will be easier for us"... Seems to be no borders, and withdrawal, tension on the border of excessive," - said Lukashenko on Friday in Minsk while meeting with Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan.

Pashinyan has stated that there is no alternative to peace negotiations with Baku

The Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan against the backdrop of clashes on the border with Azerbaijan stated that the alternative to peaceful negotiations to resolve the conflict there.

However, he noted that Azerbaijan, "ignoring numerous calls for the cessation of armed conflict in the context of a pandemic, including as reflected in the joint statement of the members of the Supreme Eurasian economic Council on April 14, and the statement of the General sector of the United Nations on March 23, took military action in the North-East border of Armenia".

Azerbaijan has denied reports that the RAID on the Armenian territory

The Ministry of defense of Azerbaijan stated that the commandos no attacks on the Armenian territory is not carried out.

Previously, Stepanyan said that in the night of Thursday, Armenian servicemen prevented an attempt of the Azerbaijani sabotage. She also stated about the shelling from howitzers D-30 on Armenian border villages of Aygepar and Movses. Stepanyan noted that this is the first major violation of the ceasefire established since midnight July 15. In the Azerbaijani defense Ministry denied these reports, calling them "myth and misinformation". In the Azerbaijani defense Ministry said that "never shelled villages". In addition, the Prime Minister of Armenia, Nikol Pashinyan said that the sabotage at Armenian-Azerbaijani border in the night on Thursday made more than 100 commandos of Azerbaijan.

Caucasian aggravation. Why are Yerevan and Baku took up arms

On the border of Armenia and Azerbaijan fighting. While the sides accuse each other of escalating violence, Russia, US and UN urged to stop fighting. What is happening and what is the cause of the conflict, understood to RIA Novosti.

Nagorno — Karabakh-are still the hot spot in the South Caucasus. Negotiations in a format specially created in the nineties of the OSCE Minsk group ended large-scale fighting. But skirmishes on the line of contact happen. Baku considers Nagorno-Karabakh part of Azerbaijan. Yerevan helps the breakaway Republic, where most of the population are ethnic Armenians, and insists on the independent from Baku to the status of Artsakh (the Armenian name of the territory).

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