WW4 File: Armenia threatens to invoke Art. 4 of Collective Security Treaty Org’s mutual defense pact as Azerbaijan’s artillery/missile/drone assault against ethnic Armenian enclave of Nagorno-Karabakh enters third week; Armenia’s CSTO envoy Viktor Biyagov: “We’re especially concerned by [NATO member] Turkey’s unconditional military and political support for Azerbaijan . . . Turkish military specialists fight in the ranks of Armed Forces of Azerbaijan, and Turkish weapons are employed, including drones and military aircraft”; CSTO Sec.-Gen. Stanislav Zas cautions Yerevan that Armenia itself must be under attack to trigger alliance response: “When real threats are created for any CSTO member country’s security, stability, sovereignty and territorial integrity, then this country is entitled to apply to the CSTO”; Russian dictator Vladimir Putin notes Karabakh NOT Armenian territory: “[W]e have certain obligations to Armenia within the framework of this treaty. However, the military operations, which are still ongoing, are not taking place on the territory of Armenia”; EVEN AS Armenian town of Vardenis once again targeted by Azeri forces, Armenian Army shoots down seven drones over two-hour period on Oct. 8, follows Sep. 29 bombardment that killed one civilian

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But the Republic of Armenia IS under attack by Azeri and Turkish forces . . .

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