Nikol Pashinyan publicizes ‘painful’ settlement with presidents of Azerbaijan and Russia to finish weeks-long battle.
Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan has stated he signed a “painful” settlement with the presidents of Azerbaijan and Russia to finish the warfare in Nagorno-Karabakh.
His declaration within the early hours of Tuesday got here hours after ethnic Armenian officers within the disputed area confirmed that the important thing metropolis of Shusha (often called Shushi in Armenia) had been taken by Azeri forces.
In an emotional Fb publish, Pashinyan stated the settlement would take impact from 1am on Tuesday (21:00 GMT on Monday), ending six weeks of fierce preventing that has left lots of of individuals lifeless.
Describing the choice as “unspeakably painful for me personally and for our individuals”, Pashinyan stated he took it after “an in-depth evaluation of the army scenario” that has seen Azeri forces make main features and shut in on Stepanakert, the area’s most important metropolis.
He stated the settlement was “the very best resolution to the present scenario”. No different particulars have been instantly accessible.
There was no official rapid response from Azerbaijan.
A Kremlin spokesman additionally stated the leaders of Russia, Azerbaijan and Armenia had signed a deal on full stoppage of army actions over Nagorno-Karabakh, in response to Russian information companies.
Armenian and Azeri forces have been preventing for six weeks within the area of Nagorno-Karabakh, which is inside Azerbaijan however has been underneath the management of ethnic Armenians since 1994.
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