Politics 17:26 26/04/2016

CSTO Secretary General warns against turning the Caucasus into a war stage

Armenia did not turn to the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) for help during the escalation of Karabakh conflict in early April of this year, Secretary General of the organization Nikolai Bordyuzha said on April 26 in Moscow, Ria Novosti reports.

“No request received,” Bordyuzha told reporters in response whether Armenia turned to the organization of which it is a member.

Bordyuzha added that during the relative interactions the Armenian highest leadership made it clear, that “Overall, Armenia didn’t use the great part of its potential capabilities available.”

Asked whether the CSTO may provide assistance to Armenia in case of an attack to the republic within its internationally recognized borders, while Nagorno Karabakh is out of those borders, the Secretary General responded briefly: “Yes, you got it right.”

Bordyuzha then emphasized that the situation in Nagorno Karabakh is of significance for the ensuring security within the CSTO zone of responsibility.

“If it happens again, we may witness an active and direct confrontation which may blow up the Caucasus.  Many countries will enter into the conflict, which may spill over many nations in the region. That is rather serious and I deem establishing a peace should be prioritized there, otherwise the Caucasus will turn into war stage,” Bordyuzha concluded.



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