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Ambassador Papikyan presents Turkey's aggressive policy in South Caucasus to OSCE Permanent Council

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Ambassador Papikyan presents Turkey's aggressive policy in South Caucasus to OSCE Permanent Council

At the initiative of the Armenian delegation the issue headlined ''Turkey's aggressive policy and bellicose behavior as a destabilizing factor in South Caucasus'' was included in the agenda of the OSCE Permanent Council's session on July 30.

As ARMENPRESS was informed from the press service of the MFA Armenia, Armenia's Permanent Representative, Ambassador Armen Papikyan informed the OSCE member states about the cases of ceasefire violation by Azerbaijan in the recent days, as a result of which an Armenian soldier was killed by sniper shoot, another was injured.

The Ambassador also informed about Azerbaijani announcements over the Azerbaijan-Turkey joint military exercises, emphasizing that all those acts were carried out a few days after the announcements of the OSCE Minsk Group Co-chairs, where the Co-chairs had emphasized the necessity to strongly preserve the ceasefire regime and urged to refrain from any provocative measure. Therefore, the Armenian side assesses the joint military exercises as joint provocation aimed at further escalation of the regional situation. Ambassador Papikyan emphasized that Azerbaijan bears the entire responsibility for the destabilization.

Referring to the role of Turkey, the Ambassador noted that without the unconditional support of Turkey Azerbaijan will be unable to keep the situation destabilized for a long-term period. Based on this, Armenia draws the attention of the OSCE member states on Turkey's aggressive policy and bellicose behavior against Armenia and the South Caucasus in general.

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