YEREVAN. – A telephone conversation took place between the secretaries of the Armenian and Russian Security Councils, Armen Grigoryan and Nikolay Patrushev, the press service of the Security Council of Armenia informed Armenian News-NEWS.am.
The key topic of this phone talk was the current situation on the Armenia-Azerbaijan border. The parties exchanged respective views and discussed possible solutions to this matter.
Presenting the situation, Grigoryan stressed that Armenia views this as Azerbaijan's encroachment on the sovereign territory of Armenia, this is unacceptable for the latter, and therefore the Azerbaijani armed units must leave these territories and return to their own positions.
Grigoryan also stressed that the respective territorial claims of the Azerbaijani side are unfounded, and that there are still maps left from the Soviet period, and which validate the fact that the above-mentioned territories are Armenian.
Speaking about Armenia's petition to the CSTO, Armen Grigoryan highlighted the possibility of launching necessary mechanisms within this organization in order to resolve this issue as soon as possible.
In his turn, Nikolay Patrushev lauded the restraint of the Armenian side on this matter, emphasizing the need to use all possible diplomatic efforts to resolve this issue, adding that the Russian side is working intensively at all levels to resolve this issue as soon as possible.