OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs well aware of Azerbaijan’s attack – Sergey Minasyan

14:10 • 11.01.17



The situation has not been too tense on the Armenian-Azerbaijani border and on the Line of Contact since an Azerbaijani commando unit’s attempted incursion into the Armenian territory, on December 29, 2016, political scientist Sergey Minasyan told reporters on Wednesday.

He cites politico-military reasons for that.

The OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs’ statement was too late, Mr Minasyan said.

“The holidays affected even the Minsk Group’s work. The first two sentences of the statement are in conflict with each other. It was an attempt to equal the Armenian side with Azerbaijan through I do not think it was a secret for the co-chairs which is the sides launched the attack. As regards return of the Azerbaijani soldier’s body, how was it found on the Armenian side if it was not Azerbaijan that launched an attack?”

According to the analyst, the implementation of the agreements reached at the presidential summit in Vienna was also emphasized in the statement. “The calls are directed exclusively to Azerbaijan. I agree with the foreign minister’s evaluation that the approaches of Armenia and Minsk Group co-chairs match,” he added.

As for the Collective Security Treaty Organization’s (CSTO) position on the Azerbaijani incursions, Minasyan noted that the organization is subordinated to the Armenian-Russian relations. The expert said he doesn’t expect changes in the member states’ position on the issue in the foreseeable future. 





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