10 Sep

Agreement On Karabakh

Russian armed peacekeeping forces are deployed to oversee the deal. Masses say the withdrawal agreement reached with Azerbaijan is a betrayal after heavy fighting over the controversial enclave has already escalated anger in Armenia ahead of the deal, seventeen opposition parties have called on Pachinjan and the rest of his government to resign immediately on Monday. In accordance with the agreement brokered by Russian President Vladimir Putin, a “complete ceasefire of all hostilities in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict zone” began on November 10 at 12:00 a.m. Armenian and Azerbaijani forces must “stop at their positions.” Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev reacted to the agreement with these words: “This declaration represents armenia`s capitulation. This declaration puts an end to years of occupation.¬†[16] Large-scale celebrations erupted throughout Azerbaijan, especially in the capital Baku, when news of the agreement was announced. [17] The agreement calls on the Armenian armed forces to cede control of certain areas outside the borders of Nagorno-Karabakh, including the eastern district of Agdam. This region has a strong symbolic weight for Azerbaijan, because its capital, also called Agdam, was ransacked in depth and the only building that remained intact is the city`s mosque. Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev said Pashinjan had no choice but to sign the “historic agreement.” Under the agreement, Armenia is to hand over the Kelbajar region in northwestern Nagorno-Karabakh to Azerbaijan on 15 November. November 20 followed the Aghdam region in eastern Nagorno-Karabakh. “The idea was to make the Azerbaijanis win, but not completely,” Lukayanov said. Under the agreement, Azerbaijan will retain control of the country it conquered during the war and take back territories outside Nagorno-Karabakh under the control of Armenia. Armenian opposition parties have called on the government to revoke the agreement. And the country`s president, Armen Sarkisian, distanced himself from the deal, said he learned about the negotiations from the media and called for “political consultations” to find a way out of the crisis.

The new ceasefire agreement angered Armenia when protesters stormed parliament, beat the spokesman and reportedly looted the prime minister`s office. “At the same time, [the Lachin Corridor] will not affect the Town of Shusha,” the agreement reads. Azerbaijan claimed to have seized the city on Monday. According to the agreement, “all economic and transport links in the region must be closed.” Armenia will ensure the security of transport links between Azerbaijan and the Kynichevan Autonomous Republic in order to “organize the unhindered movement of citizens, vehicles and goods in both directions”. The text of the agreement provides for Armenia to cede control of all areas outside the former Nagorno-Karabakh Autonomous Region, still under its control, with the exception of a 5-kilometer-wide corridor through Lachin to connect the territory to Armenia. “Personally, I made a very difficult decision for myself and for all of us,” Pashinyan said in a statement posted online, describing the ceasefire conditions as “incredibly painful for me and for our people.” In a video speech, Aliyev Pashinjan mocaled himself and said he signed the agreement because of his “iron fist”. The agreement (“The statement of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, the Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia and the President of the Russian Federation”) states that Mr. Aliyev also claimed that Turkish peacekeeping forces would be used within the framework of the agreement, although no details have been released. Already on Tuesday, there were signs that both sides were fighting for the round of the peace agreement. .

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