September 30, 2022 - 15:34 AMT
Lavrov: Deployment of CSTO observers on Armenian-Azeri border under discussion

The deployment of observers of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) to resolve the conflict on the Armenian-Azerbaijani border is being discussed, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said at the 18th meeting at a meeting with the heads of security agencies and intelligence services of CIS countries on Friday, September 30.

According to Lavrov, the deployment of said observers will “create favorable conditions” for the implementation of the agreements reached between the leaders of Azerbaijan, Armenia and Russia.

The delimitation of the Armenian-Azerbaijani border and the normalization of relations between Baku and Yerevan, including the signing of an appropriate agreement, are under discussion too.

The latest round of fighting between the two countries began in the wee hours of September 13, when the Azerbaijani military attacked Armenian posts and shelled Armenian settlements both on the border and deep behind the frontline. More than 200 people are dead or missing as a result, the Security Council of Armenia said on Monday.