Translated by Ollie Richardson for Fort Russ
4th April, 2016
Armenia recognizes the independence of the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic (NKR), and Azerbaijan will strengthen the offensive in the conflict zone, which will ignite into a full-scale war, said the President of Armenia, Serzh Sargsyan, at a meeting with ambassadors of member countries of the OSCE in Yerevan.
According to Sargsyan, in general, if hostilities increase, this would adversely affect the security of not only the South Caucasus, but also in the European region.
“Armenia, as a party to the 1994 ceasefire agreement, will continue to fulfil its obligations to ensure the safety of the population of Nagorno-Karabakh,” said Sargsyan.
According to him, Yerevan has already begun work on a military cooperation treaty with the NKR Defense Army. Sargsyan added that the OSCE should intervene in the conflict, reports RIA “Novosti”.
On April 2nd, Armenia and Azerbaijan announced the resumption of the Karabakh conflict: Baku reported aggression by the armed forces of Armenia and Yerevan announced “offensive actions” from the Azerbaijani side. In three days of clashes, 33 people were killed, and more than 200 were injured.