UPDATE: Armenian official SLAMS CSTO after major military assistance and weapons was requested

UPDATE: Armenian officials SLAMS CSTO after major military assistance and weapons was requested. Image: Bumble Dee/Shutterstock.com

THE Secretary of the Security Council of Armenia said it was not satisfied with the response of the CSTO to the Armenian appeal for military assistance and weapons.

UPDATE 4.23 pm (September 16) – The Armenian Secretary of the Security Council is not satisfied with the response of the Russian-led Collective Security Treaty Organisation (CSTO) to the appeal for military assistance and weapons, according to reports on Friday, September 16.

This follows appeals from the public of Armenia for the Government of the Republic of Armenia and France, Iran, the US and India (notwithstanding the CSTO) for military assistance and weapons as Azerbaijan troops reportedly accumulate at the borders of Armenia.

The CSTO has ‘failed to properly react to large-scale fighting that erupted on Armenia’s border with Azerbaijan earlier this week’, the senior Armenian official.

“What was our expectation and what was our request to the CSTO?” said Armen Grigorian, the secretary of Armenia’s Security Council.

“To provide Armenia with military & military-political assistance to protect the sovereignty of Armenia and the withdrawal of Azerbaijani troops from Armenia.

“Our demand was just that. So far this was not fulfilled.”


ORIGINAL 2.58 pm (September 16) – The Armenian public via multiple Telegram channels has issued an urgent appeal to the Government of the Republic of Armenia and France, Iran, the US and India (notwithstanding the CSTO) for military assistance and weapons as Azerbaijan troops reportedly accumulate at the borders of Armenia.

Armenians are appealing for major military assistance and weapons due to Azerbaijan reportedly flooding its borders with more troops, as reported on Friday, September 16.

Telegram channel for the Republic of Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh) said: “At the moment there is a serious build-up of enemy troops to the borders of Armenia.

“Tik-Tok in Azerbaijan has already been cut off, and everything is obviously moving towards the attack to capture Syunik.”

It added: “All this is happening with the obvious connivance and knowledge of the so-called “ally” – Russia!

“Obviously, the latter will not and has already refused to fulfil its commitments under the agreement on mutual assistance of 1997, we do not even want to talk about the circus with the name of “CSTO”.

“Under the circumstances, the Armenian government, being well aware of the situation, obviously does not take sufficient preventive measures to neutralize the threat to the existence of the Armenian state, with the obvious betrayal of its main, so to speak, “ally”.

“In view of the above, we demand that the Armenian government take the following measures IMMEDIATELY:

  1. Request military assistance and weapons from France, Iran, the US and India (notwithstanding the CSTO).
  2. Declare a general mobilisation, including in the diaspora. Appeal to Armenian soldiers, officers and commanders (especially from Lebanon, Syria and the Middle East) living abroad to come to Armenia and form self-defence units.

“Time is running out on the clock, the failure to take absolutely ALL measures to defend the homeland is a crime against the fatherland, from which no excuses will save the current government,” it concluded.

The news comes after members of the CSTO Joint Headquarters operative group arrived in Armenia with reports that Nancy Pelosi is also due to fly to Yerevan this weekend.

On Thursday, September 15, the Press Secretary of the Armenian government, Suren Papikyan, wrote on the official Facebook page, that the Armenian Defence Minister had welcomed the CSTO Joint Headquarters operative group from the CSTO Collective Security Council to Yerevan.

Colonel-General Anato was at the head of this group, whose objective was to carry out a monitoring mission in Armenia following the recent attacks by Azerbaijan. The Defence Minister also welcomed Colonel-General Anatoly Sidorov at the same time.

Nancy Pelosi, the US Speaker of the House, is due to travel to Armenia this coming weekend in a supposed show of support for Armenia.


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