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Nagorno-Karabakh is not a Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) member, and therefore the organization will not provide military assistance to Stepanakert.

Anatoly Sidorov, Chief of the CSTO Joint Staff, stated about the abovementioned at Tuesday’s videoconference devoted to the main military security threats to the CSTO member countries.  

He noted that a CSTO agreement is signed with Armenia, and, correspondingly, the CSTO has certain commitments to Yerevan.

“Armenian citizens should be rest assured that in case of a threat, the CSTO will not leave them in danger,” Sidorov added.

Also, he noted that even though Armenia-Azerbaijan relations are quite tense, they are not so tense that the two countries will “seize capital cities from each other.”

In addition, Anatoly Sidorov stressed that the CSTO does not have the authority to intervene in a conflict without a respective request by the organization’s member country which a party to this conflict.

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