Commentary by the CSTO Secretary General on the situation on the Armenian-Azerbaijani border

29.07.2021 On the night of July 28, 2021, military clashes broke out on the border between Armenia and Azerbaijan, as a result of which three soldiers of the Armenian armed forces were killed in action and four soldiers were injured. I express my deepest condolences to the families of the victims and wish a speedy recovery to the injured.
Serious concern is caused by the danger of further escalation of tension in the region, which could have a negative impact on the implementation of the agreements in the trilateral format, enshrined in the Statement of the leaders of Azerbaijan, Armenia and Russia of November 10, 2020.
We consider the use of force unacceptable. Only political and diplomatic methods should be used to resolve contradictions.
I welcome the efforts of the Russian Federation to stabilize the situation in the region.

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