On November 9th, Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan said that Armenia signed an agreement to end the war with Azerbaijan.
It is a three-way agreement between Russia, Armenia and Azerbaijan.
“I signed a statement with the presidents of Russia and Azerbaijan on ending the Karabakh war since 01:00 (00:00 Moscow Time). The text of the published statement is inexpressibly sensitive for me personally and for our people. I made the decision after a deep analysis of the military situation and the assessment by people who know it better than anyone,” Pashinyan said, noting that he made “a very and very hard decision”.
According to Pashinyan, “this step is based on a conviction that this is the best possible solution in the current situation.”
“I will speak in detail about all this in the coming days. This is not victory, but there won’t be a defeat unless you recognize yourself as a loser. We will never recognize ourselves as losers and this should usher in our era of national unification and revival,” he said.
As per the agreement, approximately 2,000 Russian peacekeepers will be deployed in the region in order to ensure that the clashes will cease. Some of them were immediately deployed via 4 IL-76 transport aircraft flights.
As specified by the Russian Ministry of Defense, 1,970 servicemen, 90 armored personnel carriers and 380 units of other equipment will arrive in the region. The core of the peacekeeping contingent will be subdivisions of the 15th separate motorized rifle brigade of the Central Military District.
Immediately after the de fact surrender was signed by Armenia, after Shusha was captured, unrest began in the Armenian capital of Yerevan after a new ceasefire statement was adopted. Protesters stormed the government headquarters early on November 10th, smashing windows and furniture inside and demanding the Armenian prime minister to resign.
There was also chaos in Armenian parliament, and this is likely only the beginning.CHAOS IN YEREVAN AFTER RUSSIAN-BACKED PEACE AGREEMENT SIGNED BETWEEN AZERBAIJAN AND ARMENIA