Pashinyan reveals details of conversation with Putin
The dialogue with Russian President Vladimir Putin was largely devoted to the danger of escalation in Nagorno-Karabakh, Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan said, Sputnik Armenia reports. According to him, during the conversation he conveyed information that problems had arisen in the zone of responsibility of the Russian peacekeepers.
“Our conversation yesterday with the President of Russia was mainly devoted to the danger of escalation in Nagorno-Karabakh. I conveyed the information I have, impressions and opinion that there are problems in the zone of responsibility of the Russian peacekeepers,” he said.
Pashinyan called the protest in front of the base of peacekeepers after the attack of the Azerbaijani military on a police car in Nagorno-Karabakh “an unexpected phenomenon.” According to him, the incident took place in the zone of responsibility of the peacekeepers. “I considered it necessary to express my concern to the President of the Russian Federation,” Pashinyan added.
On March 6, the Russian Defense Ministry reported that Russian peacekeepers had stopped the clash in the zone of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. The defense ministry said that on the morning of March 5, in the area of the settlement of Dyukyanlar, Azerbaijani servicemen fired at a car with law enforcement officers of Nagorno-Karabakh. As a result of the clash, three were killed and one was injured. From the Azerbaijani side, two people were killed and one was wounded, the ministry added.
On March 13, Putin, in a telephone conversation with Pashinyan, discussed the security situation on the Armenian-Azerbaijani border. The Kremlin added that the Russian president pointed out the need to resolve all emerging issues around Nagorno-Karabakh in a constructive manner, as well as in close contact between the parties and Russian peacekeepers.