Reports have emerged that Armenian Prime Minister Pashinyan signed a statement with the presidents of Azerbaijan and Russia to end the war in Artsakh.
ARMENPRESS reports Pashinyan wrote:
“Dear compatriots, sisters and brothers.
I have made a difficult, extremely difficult decision for myself and for all of us.
I have signed a statement with the Presidents of Russia and Azerbaijan on ending the Karabakh war at 01:00.
The text of the statement that has already been published is unspeakably painful for me personally and for our people.
I made that decision as a result of an in-depth analysis of the military situation and the assessment of the people who know the situation best. Also based on the belief that this is the best possible solution to the current situation. I will give a detailed message about all this in the coming days.
This is not a victory, but there is no defeat until you find yourself defeated. We will never recognize ourselves as losers and this should be the beginning of our era of national unification and rebirth.
We need to analyze the years of our independence in order to plan our future and not repeat the mistakes of the past.
I kneel before all our martyrs. I bow to all our soldiers, officers, generals, volunteers who have defended and are defending the homeland with their lives. They selflessly saved the Armenians of Artsakh.
We fought to the end. And we will win. Artsakh is standing.
Long live Armenia! Long live Artsakh!”
Russian peacekeepers have also reportedly been deployed in Nagorno Karabakh, as part of the trilateral agreement signed by Moscow, Armenia & Azerbaijan.
The peacekeepers will be supported by all branches of military, including air force, artillery, special forces & navy.
Under the Agreement
- Armenia implements UN resolutions, different districts hand over to Azerbaijani authorities before 15th November, 20th November, 1 December,
- Current frontlines halt as of Moscow midnight
- Russian Federation peacekeepers to protect 5kms Lachin corridor for 5 years