Shoigu and Armenian Defense Minister discussed steps to stabilize Karabakh

Sergei Shoigu and Armenian Defense Minister Papikyan discussed steps to stabilize Karabakh Papikyan described to Shoigu the situation on the Armenian-Azerbaijani border. The Defense Ministers of Armenia and Russia agreed to take the necessary steps to stabilize the situation max-width: 320px) and (-webkit-min-device-pixel-ratio: 2), (max-width: 320px) and (min-resolution: 192dpi)” >

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Suren Papikyan and Sergei Shoigu (left to right)

Defense Ministers of Armenia and Russia Suren Papikyan and Sergei Shoigu discussed the situation on the Armenian-Azerbaijani border and agreed to take measures to stabilize the situation. This is reported by the Armenian Defense Ministry.

“The head of the Armenian defense department described to his Russian colleague the situation created as a result of the large-scale aggression of Azerbaijan against the sovereign territory of the Republic of Armenia. Papikyan and Shoigu agreed to take the necessary steps to stabilize the situation, — according to the website of the ministry.

On the night of September 13, the Armenian Defense Ministry reported that Azerbaijani troops began shelling border settlements in the south-east of the republic— Sotka, Goris and Jermuk— from artillery pieces. Yerevan insists that Baku is also shelling civilian infrastructure, there are dead and wounded.


Azerbaijan claims that the Armenian military mined the supply routes of the Azerbaijani army, fired at several positions with various weapons, including mortars, which killed people and damaged military infrastructure.

The Azerbaijani Defense Ministry called absurd reports of invasion of Armenia, blaming the escalation on Yerevan.

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“In response to the large-scale provocation of Armenia, the Azerbaijani army is implementing local countermeasures and neutralizing firing points,” — The ministry stressed.

Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan had a telephone conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin, calling Baku's actions unacceptable. The leaders agreed to maintain operational contact.

On September 13, the Government of Armenia officially asked for help from Russia, the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) and the UN Security Council.

By 07:00 Moscow time the situation on the border has not changed, the Armenian Defense Ministry reported. “The enemy continues to use artillery, mortars, ATS and large-caliber weapons in the directions of Vardenis, Sotk, Artanish, Ishkhanasar, Goris and Kapan, hitting both military and civilian infrastructure,” & mdash; said the department.

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Sergey Shoigu

politician, Minister of Defense of Russia

May 21, 1955

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