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Armenia calls on the UN to send peacekeepers to Karabakh

Sep 22, 2023

Armenia has appealed to the UN Security Council with a proposal to send a UN peacekeeping contingent to Nagorno-Karabakh.

This was stated by Armenian Foreign Minister Ararat Mirzoyan, RBC-Ukraine reports, citing his speech at the UN Security Council.

"I call for creating an opportunity for a peacekeeping force under the UN mandate to ensure stability and security in Nagorno-Karabakh. I call for the immediate deployment of a UN interagency mission to Nagorno-Karabakh to monitor human rights, the humanitarian and security situation," the Armenian official said.

According to him, it is also necessary to withdraw representatives of the Azerbaijani army and law enforcement bodies from Karabakh's settlements in order to "exclude panic and provocations".

At the same time, Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Ceyhun Bayramov said during the meeting that Baku acted in Karabakh in accordance with the UN Charter.

As a reminder, on September 19, Azerbaijan announced the launch of "local anti-terrorist measures" in Nagorno-Karabakh. The Azerbaijani army launched an operation in the region.

In response, Armenia refused to send its army there. For this, the people harshly criticized the government, including Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan. Protests began in the streets of Yerevan.

As a result, Azerbaijan's operation ended in one day.

Author – Anastasiya Glotova, 22/09/2023

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