On October 31, local time, the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued a statement in response to a request for assistance previously sent by Armenian Prime Minister Pashinyan to Russian President Putin.
The statement stated that Russia will abide by the ally obligations of Russia and Asia, including the relevant provisions of the “Russia-Armenia Treaty of Friendship, Cooperation and Mutual Assistance” signed by the two countries on August 29, 1997, which stipulates an armed attack on each other’s territory.
And specific measures to be taken during aggression and attack. According to the treaty, if the conflict directly affects Armenia, Russia will provide Armenia with all necessary assistance.
At the same time, the statement once again called on both parties to the Naqa conflict to cease fire immediately to prevent escalation of tensions and resume substantive negotiations.
On October 10, the foreign ministers of Russia, Azerbaijan, and Armenia reached the Moscow peace talks, stating that they hoped to resolve the conflict peacefully on this basis.
Prior to this, Armenian Prime Minister Pashinyan had sent a request to Russian President Putin for assistance, hoping to conduct consultations on Russia’s assistance to Armenia to ensure Armenia’s national security.