On Tuesday, Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan announced that Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Russia had signed a deal to cease military fighting over the Nagorno-Karabakh region following weeks of renewed conflict. Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev said the ceasefire was “essentially a capitulation” by Armenia, with Pashinyan calling the agreement “incredibly painful both for me and both for our people”. Protesters in Armenia held a demonstration in parliament shortly after the news broke.
YEREVAN/BAKU, Nov 10 (Reuters)-Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan said he has signed a deal with the leaders of Azerbaijan and Russia to end the military conflict over the Nagorno-Karabakh region on Tuesday morning after more than a month of bloodshed
#NagornoKarabakh BREAKING: #Armenia and #Azerbaijan have signed a deal meant to end the NK war.
The deal includes:
-Retreat of Armenian forces out of areas outside of NK
-Russian peacekeepers along frontline & Lachin corridor
-Return of IDPs to their homes
Russia is swapping its “mediation” for military presence on the ground and will control Lachin corridor between Armenia and Nagorno Karabakh. Azerabaijan gets a corridor to Nakhichevan and Turkey gets access to Azerbaijan proper.
Pashinyan describe the statement as “inexpressibly painful for me personally & for our nation”. The decision to sign the deal was made following “deep analysis of the military situation” & was based on a belief that “it is the best possible solution to the existing situation”,
President Aliyev said the agreement was of “historic importance,” and amounted to a “capitulation” by Armenia. In a post on social media, Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan said the agreement was “incredibly painful both for me and both for our people
“Russian President Vladimir Putin said in a statement on Tuesday that Russian peace keepers will be deployed along the front line in Nagorno-Karabakh following an agreement to stop military conflict between Armenian and Azerbaijan’s forces.”