Pashinyan Informed Putin about Azerbaijan’s Invasion

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Azerbaijani troops entered the Syunik region of Armenia for several kilometers. Baku claims to occupy territories in Lachin and Kelbajar regions. Acting Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan, in a telephone conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin, reported on the situation in the Syunik region, which the Azerbaijani troops entered. This reported the press service of the Armenian Cabinet of Ministers on Friday, May 14. "Acting Prime Minister of Armenia informed President Putin that today he instructed to officially apply to the CSTO to start consultations in accordance with Article 2 of the organization's agreement," the message says. The Armenian Defense Ministry told TASS that the Azerbaijani military are on Armenian territory in the border region of Syunik. "During yesterday's talks, our side strictly demanded that the troops withdraw, noting that they are not going to concede a single meter of our territory. The enemy forces are still in this sector in Syunik, according to our information they are waiting for orders from the leadership," the ministry said. The day before, Pashinyan accused Azerbaijan of encroaching on the sovereign territory of Armenia. The Prosecutor General of Armenia has already opened a criminal case under the article on encroachment on territorial integrity. Azerbaijan replied that Pashinyan's statements are provocative, and the border troops "occupy positions belonging to Azerbaijan" in the Lachin and Kelbajar regions, which Armenia transferred last year within the framework of a settlement agreement after the aggravation in Nagorno-Karabakh. Azerbaijan claims to be strengthening its borders. A month ago, Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev said that Baku has no territorial claims against other states.