Public Radio of Armenia
Aug 3 2022
Armenian MPs expect Russian peacekeepers to restore stability in the
area of their responsibility
August 3, 2022, 22:14 1 minute read
Amid a new wave of Azerbaijani aggression against Artsakh, lawmakers
from the Armenia’s ruling Civil Contract faction expect the Russian
peacekeepers to take necessary actions to ensure stability in their
area of responsibility.
Noting that the latest aggression has been mostly unfolding in the
direction of Lachin corridor, MP Vahagn Aleksanyan reminds that
according to the November 9 statement, the corridor is under the
responsibility of the Russian peacekeepers.
“We should expect clear actions from the Russian peacekeeping mission
in order to exclude the further escalation of the situation and to
eliminate the existing tension, this is the obligation and
responsibility of the Russian side, stipulated by the tripartite
statement of November 9,” he said in a statement.
MP Hripsime Grigoryan said Azerbaijan’s ongoing military actions in
the area of responsibility of the Russian peacekeeping forces are not
only a gross violation of the trilateral statement of November 9,
2020, but also a direct disrespect for all parties to the statement.
“This should be clearly noted by the Russian Federation and
appropriate actions should be taken to restore peace and stability as
soon as possible,” she said.
Arusyak Julhakyan said Azerbaijan’s actions “target not only the
Lachin Corridor, but also the entire zone of responsibility of the
Russian peacekeeping forces.”
“Another gross violation of the tripartite statement by Azerbaijan is
unacceptable. The Russian peacekeeping force must ensure peace and
stability in its area of responsibility in accordance with its
mandate,” the lawmaker added.
Condemning the new wave of aggression by Azerbaijan, MP Alkhas
Ghazaryan said “in this context, Russian peacekeepers must take all
necessary actions to ensure the establishment of stability in their
area of responsibility.”