Moscow. Farid Akberov – APA. The Nagorno-Karabakh conflict can be resolved only by peaceful means. In connection with the escalation of tension in the conflict zone, in 2014 and before, the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) repeatedly issued statements calling the parties for a peaceful solution to the conflict.
CSTO Secretary General Nikolay Bordyuzha made remarks on Friday at a briefing in Rossiya Segodnya information agency, APA’s Moscow correspondent reports.
Answering Armenian journalist’s question on why the CSTO did not given any response to what happened on the contact line of Azerbaijani-Armenian troops in January 2014, Nikolay Bordyuzha said in 2014 and before, the CSTO and Russia’s Foreign Ministry made numerous statements regarding the escalation of tension in the conflict zone.
“The CSTO has clearly expressed its position through these statements. Do you want us to give a military response? No, it is impossible and contrary to the Charter of the Collective Security Treaty Organization. The OSCE Minsk Group deals with the resolution of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. The co-chair countries are making efforts for a peaceful settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. As for the CSTO, it was chaired by Russia last year. In August 2014, the Russian president met with presidents of Azerbaijan and Armenia in Sochi where the sides underlined the importance of resolving the conflict only by peaceful way. This is the position of the CSTO member states as well,” he noted.