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Armenia Asks Russia to Help as 105 Killed in Azerbaijan Fighting

  • Pashinyan invokes military treaty, says sovereignty threatened
  • Clashes go on for second day as US, France urge cease-fire
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Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan formally invoked a defense pact calling on Russia and other allies to send military assistance after saying that 105 of his country’s troops had died in two days of border clashes with Azerbaijan.

Pashinyan accused Azerbaijan of seizing Armenian territory and told parliament Wednesday he was asking for help from the Russia-led Collective Security Treaty Organization under Article 4 of its defense pact providing for military assistance.