Armenia surrenders to Azerbaijan. Peacekeepers deployed to Nagorno-Karabakh by Russia

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An agreement on ending the war in Nagorno-Karabakh was signed by Russian President Vladimir Putin, Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev, and Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan.

According to the document cited by Sputnik. Armenia, the Azerbaijani army is still in its current position, and Armenia is repatriating the Azerbaijani Kalbajar District (by 15 November) and the Lachin District (by 1 December) with only the Lachin Corridor (5 km wide), which will provide communication between Nagorno-Karabakh and Armenia and will not touch the city of Shushah.

Armenia is also giving the Agdam region and the territories held in the Gazakh region back to Azerbaijan.

Combat ceases at 0 a.m. 10 November. The Russian peacekeeping contingent will deploy 1960 small arms soldiers, 90 armored personnel carriers, 380 vehicles, and special equipment along the contact line in Nagorno-Karabakh and along the Lachin Corridor.

For citizens, vehicles, and cargo in both directions, Azerbaijan guarantees the safety of traffic along the Lachin corridor.

The conditions for ending the war are "unspeakably painful," but this is "the best possible solution to the present situation," Pashinyan said, adding that "after an in-depth analysis of the military situation," he accepted it.

"It's not a victory, but until you admit to being a loser, there will be no defeat. We never acknowledge ourselves as losers. In order to plan our future and not to repeat the mistakes of the past, we need to analyze the years of our independence," Pashinyan wrote on Facebook.

President Ilham Aliyev of Azerbaijan called the statement on historic Karabakh and expressed confidence that it will "lead to long-term peace and put an end to the bloodshed."

Turkey and Russia will jointly carry out peacekeeping activities in Nagorno-Karabakh, according to Aliyev.

"The military phase is coming to an end, and we are moving towards a political settlement. For us, this is the most profitable option. This is the military surrender of Armenia, actually," Aliyev said in an address to the country.

Immediately following the announcement of the Nagorno-Karabakh agreement, protests broke out in Yerevan. The protesters broke the cordon and entered the government building in Armenia.

Dozens of people entered the building, according to Interfax. They smashed doors and windows and ripped a sign from Prime Minister Nikola Pashinyan 's office.

The police were not using force and were trying to calm the protesters, reports TASS. Several hundred individuals are rallying in the street near the government building, according to Interfax.

On November 8, Azerbaijan stated that it had taken control of the main town of Shusha, enabling troops to establish fire control over the capital of the unrecognized Stepanakert Republic of Nagorno-Karabakh and the road connecting the republic with Armenia. Pashinyan was blamed by the Armenian opposition for the country's defeat in the war and demanded his resignation.

Publish : 2020-11-10 10:56:00

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