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YEREVAN. – Zhoghovurd newspaper of Armenia writes: Armenia formally petitioned to the CSTO [(Collective Security Treaty Organization)]; but not under Article 4 (attack on the state), but Article 2 (risk and threat of attack) of the treaty.

Zhoghovurd daily examined the rules of the CSTO accession treaty and found that, according to Article 2 of the treaty, the CSTO member states (Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan) are obligated to take measures to assist [fellow member] Armenia [in case of a risk and threat of attack].

But, here, according to Article 4 of the CSTO Charter, if one of the member states is attacked (…), it will be perceived by the member states as an attack (…) on all the member states of the current treaty.

The petition [of Armenia], however, is under Article 2.

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