22 April 2024 / 22:27 RU

    Collective Security Treaty Organization considers potential on Armenia-Azerbaijan border as ‘highly conflictive’

    The Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) considers the potential of the Armenian-Azerbaijani border to be highly conflictive; a peace treaty will be required for settlement. Andrey Serdyukov, Chief of the CSTO Joint Staff, announced this in a briefing, TASS reports.

    "[There are] attempts by individual countries to strengthen their positions in the South Caucasus, to gain access to the resources of the Caspian [Sea], and to ensure a direct access for themselves to Central Asia," Serdyukov said. "For that, the highly conflictive potential of the Armenian-Azerbaijani border is being actively used. The conclusion of the peace agreement maintains an important meaning for the future settlement of the situation."

    According to Serdyukov, the West seeks to make an impact on the post-conflict settlement between Azerbaijan and Armenia, despite the latter's membership in the CSTO.

    "Even ignoring Armenia's membership in the organization, attempts to have an impact on the post-conflict settlement format continue from outside," he noted.


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    14 February 2024 / 13:10