Oct. 9, 2020, 11:31 a.m.
Moscow: There is a fierce war going on between Armenia and Azerbaijan in Central Asia, which is being watched anxiously by the entire world, especially countries in the immediate neighbourhood.
Although several other countries have tried to take advantage of the war between the two countries, Armenia’s neighbour Russia has not yet taken sides.
However, a crucial statement by Russian President Vladamir Putin on the war between Armenia and Azerbaijan may have significant impact on the course of this armed conflict.
“It is disastrous. I am seriously worried about this. The people of Azerbaijan, Armenia and Nagorno-Karabakh are not unknown to us,” Russia’s President Putin said.
When Russia’s President Putin gave an open statement on this war, he mentioned Nagorno and Karabakh separately with Azerbaijan and Armenia.
Putin also made it clear which country he was favouring in this terrible war. When the media asked him when he would openly help Armenia, Vladimir Putin replied, “With the first attack.”
“As you know, Armenia has a defence security treaty with us. Right now the war is taking place outside the borders of Armenia. We will immediately act according to the treaty once the territory of Armenia is attacked,” he warned.
Russia President Vladimir Putin summons foreign ministers of Azerbaijan and Armenia
Russian President Vladimir Putin invited the Foreign Ministers of Armenia and Azerbaijan to visit Moscow for peace talks on Friday and said that the fighting in the Nagorno-Karabakh region should be halted for humanitarian reasons.
Putin’s invitation came when there was no end to the fighting between Azerbaijan and Armenia for nearly two weeks, killing hundreds of people.
“The foreign ministers of Azerbaijan and Armenia are being invited to Moscow on October 9,” the Kremlin said in a statement.
“The President of Russia has issued a call to stop fighting in Nagorno-Karabakh on humanitarian grounds to exchange dead bodies and prisoners,” the Kremlin added.
Armenia has accused Azerbaijan of attacking a historic church in the Nagorno-Karbakh region.