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Armenia has turned to the CSTO because of the escalation on the border with Azerbaijan

Permanent representative of Armenia to the CSTO Victor Biyagov urged member countries of the Organization for solidarity in the face of the deteriorating situation on the Armenian-Azerbaijani border, said Tuesday the press service of the Armenian foreign Ministry.

The Armenian foreign Ministry notes that Biegow gave a speech on Tuesday at a meeting of the Permanent Council of the CSTO. The Organization includes Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia and Tajikistan.

"The current situation is a serious concern and focus for the entire Organization and each of its members... Call on our allies to show solidarity and mutual support in accordance with the spirit and letter of the Charter of the Organization. This unprecedented situation is an important test for all of us and for the Organization as a whole", - quoted the words of the permanent representative in the Armenian foreign Ministry.

According to the press service, the representative of Armenia touched upon the deteriorating situation in the North-Eastern direction of Armenian-Azerbaijani border, in particular, that the Azerbaijani armed forces shelled civilian infrastructure of settlements of the Armenian Chinari and Aygepar, causing damages to civilian objects. "According to the latest information, during the last hours of shock unmanned aerial vehicles bombardment of the civilian infrastructure of the city bird" - leads the press service quoted the Ambassador.

He added that "in recent years the Azerbaijani side, contrary to the calls of the OSCE Minsk group, the OSCE and the Secretary-General of the United Nations... continues to threaten the use of force and military escalation, implementing them in life."

"In the context of issues related to the need to maintain regional security and stability, Biegow drew the attention of the representatives of the countries-CSTO members on statement of the Turkish foreign Ministry, noting that Armenia strongly condemns Turkey's attempts to provoke instability in the region", - stated in the message.

Began on 12 July a clash on Armenian-Azerbaijani border continues third day in the neighboring areas - the Tavush and Tovuz, bordering also with Georgia and located a few hundred kilometers from the unrecognized Nagorno-Karabakh, where the situation was calm. In the place of the attacks are military positions stationed near the village of Movses. According to Baku, died 11 Azerbaijani servicemen, including a General. The Armenian side announced the deaths of two officers and five wounded. Azerbaijan and Armenia blame for the attacks on each other. A number of countries and international organizations expressed concern about the situation on the Armenian-Azerbaijani border and urged the parties to dialogue. The Russian foreign Ministry said it was ready to assist Baku and Yerevan support to stabilize the situation.