22 September 2018, 12:29

CSTO condemns shelling of Armenian-Azerbaijani border

Yuri Khachaturov, the Secretary General of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO), has stated that the shelling of the Armenian-Azerbaijani border and pre-border villages led to victims and threaten a new round of tension in the Karabakh conflict zone.

The "Caucasian Knot" has reported wrote, the headmen of the villages of Baganis and Kochi in the Tavush Region of Armenia informed about the shelling of dwelling settlements from Azerbaijani positions at night on September 17. On September 15 and 16, heads of rural communities informed about the shelling of the Armenian villages of Chinari and Kochi by Azerbaijan, during which a local resident was wounded; and on September 19, an Armenian soldier perished at shelling.

Mr Khachaturov expressed his concern over the increased bombardments of the border and the dwelling settlements located along it.

He called to and shelling and stop escalating tensions in the area of the CSTO's responsibility in the territory of Armenia.

The CSTO is an international organization established in 1992, and including Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia and Tajikistan. Azerbaijan was a CSTO member until April 1999.

This article was originally published on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’ on September 22, 2018 at 00:53 am MSK. To access the full text of the article, click here.

Author: Tigran Petrosyan; Source: CK correspondent

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