BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:30 A.M.) – Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan considered that if Yerevan had returned five regions in the vicinity of Karabakh to Baku a year ago, the situation would have been better than it is now, but no one saw that as a correct option.

“When we see the situation we are in now, we can say with a look at the past, that if we agreed a year ago to the formula for returning the five regions, the situation would have been better. But was there anyone in Armenia who believed that this is the right way?”

He continued, “(There were) a very few, and I would not have believed that either, because the matter was shrouded in a lot of ambiguity,” noting that the alternative to the armed conflict was to return the five regions, which the Armenians consider a “security belt” for Karabakh.

Pashinyan explained that the Armenian side did not agree to such a step in the first days after the escalation of the conflict in Karabakh in September, because the combat operations were successful in the initial period, while there was no change in the conditions for returning the areas.

The Armenian Prime Minister said, “We did so after it became clear that there was no opportunity for a transformation in the war, and the task was to avoid the worst-case scenario of the development of events.”

Pashinyan described what is happening in Karabakh as a disaster, and said that he personally bears responsibility for it.

Earlier this week, Pashinyan said that he signed a tripartite statement with the presidents of Russia and Azerbaijan regarding the cessation of fighting in Karabakh after the army recommended that to do so.

ALSO READ  Tigrayan forces destroy airport under Ethiopian army control


Source: RT

Share this article:
  • 1

Notice: All comments represent the view of the commenter and not necessarily the views of AMN.

All comments that are not spam or wholly inappropriate are approved, we do not sort out opinions or points of view that are different from ours.

This is a Civilized Place for Public Discussion

Please treat this discussion with the same respect you would a public park. We, too, are a shared community resource — a place to share skills, knowledge and interests through ongoing conversation.

These are not hard and fast rules, merely guidelines to aid the human judgment of our community and keep this a clean and well-lighted place for civilized public discourse.

Improve the Discussion

Help us make this a great place for discussion by always working to improve the discussion in some way, however small. If you are not sure your post adds to the conversation, think over what you want to say and try again later.

The topics discussed here matter to us, and we want you to act as if they matter to you, too. Be respectful of the topics and the people discussing them, even if you disagree with some of what is being said.

Be Agreeable, Even When You Disagree

You may wish to respond to something by disagreeing with it. That’s fine. But remember to criticize ideas, not people. Please avoid:

  • Name-calling
  • Ad hominem attacks
  • Responding to a post’s tone instead of its actual content
  • Knee-jerk contradiction

Instead, provide reasoned counter-arguments that improve the conversation.

Notify of
1 Comment
Most Voted
Newest Oldest
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Daeshbags Sux
Daeshbags Sux
2020-11-11 16:24

Why do I hear about the word “traitor” ???