Prime Minister Nicole Pashinian wants Russian troops on the border with Azerbaijan

Armenian Prime Minister Nicole Bashinian said on Thursday he should be sentRussian border guardsTo avoid escalation after the recent clashes on the border with Azerbaijan.

«Given the complex situation, I think it makes sense to consider the issue of deploying Russian border guards along the entire length of the Armenian-Azerbaijani border.Nicole Pacchinian said during a government meeting. According to him, the presence of the Russians “Allows delimitation and demarcation work to be carried out without the risk of military conflicts.

The announcement comes the day after new clashes between soldiers from Baku and Yerevan, which killed three Armenians near the country’s Armenian border village of Chot. Before Russia reached a negotiated ceasefire, the two countries accused each other of initiating hostility.

Armenia and Azerbaijan clashed in the fall of 2020 over control of the Nagorne-Karabakh region claimed by the two countries. More than 6,500 people were killed in the conflict. Six weeks later, the war ended with a ceasefire agreement, which left Armenia occupying parts of Azerbaijan that had been under control for decades. About 2,000 Russian troops are stationed around Nagorno-Karabakh.

In recent months, tensions on the border have risen again, with Yerevan accusing Pak of seeking to seize control of new territories that Azerbaijani authorities are refusing. Since May, Armenia and Azerbaijan, with the help of Russia, have been negotiating to define and define their common borders.