Moscow will support Yerevan if military clashes break out in Armenia. Such a condition was called in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) in response to the request of the Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan for help, with which he turned to Russian President Vladimir Putin. The Foreign Ministry's statement was posted on the official website of the Foreign Ministry.
The ministry stressed that such a decision was made in accordance with the Treaty of Friendship, Cooperation and Mutual Assistance between Russia and Armenia. At the same time, Moscow reaffirmed its adherence to allied obligations in relations with Yerevan.
In its statement, the Russian department once again calls on the parties to the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict for an immediate ceasefire and a peaceful settlement.
Earlier, Pashinyan asked Putin to start consultations to determine the form of support to ensure the country's security. “In the letter, in particular, the circumstances of the transfer of foreign armed terrorists from the Middle East and their participation in hostilities against Nagorno-Karabakh were emphasized,” the foreign ministry said in a statement.
On October 26, a ceasefire came into force in Nagorno-Karabakh. The corresponding agreements were reached by Azerbaijan and Armenia with the mediation of the United States. The third ceasefire began at 08:00 local time (07:00 Moscow time), but soon the parties accused each other of violating the silence and continued to fight.