Russia, Azerbaijan and Armenia entered into an agreement on Tuesday to end the fighting in Karbakh. Armenian Prime Minister Nicholas Pashinian has confirmed the deal.
Azerbaijan’s President Ilham Aliyev described the agreement as a resounding victory for his country. On the other hand, Armenian Prime Minister Nicholas Pashinian described the agreement as painful for himself and the people of his country.
The three countries reached an agreement after the Azeri army captured the strategically important city of Shubha from Armenia in Karambakh. Good governance is the second largest city in Karbakh. Despite the war between Azerbaijan and Armenia, Russia has joined the agreement primarily as a mediator.
In an emotional Facebook post following the agreement, the Armenian Prime Minister said that the agreement to end the conflict would take effect from 1 pm local time on Tuesday.
Russia and Azerbaijan have also confirmed the agreement.
In an online meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Azerbaijan’s President Ilham Aliyev said that the trilateral agreement would play an important role in resolving the conflict. The meeting was broadcast.
“This decision is indescribable and painful for me and our people personally and for our people,” said Armenian Prime Minister Nicholas Pashinyan. However, the government came to this conclusion after an in-depth analysis of the current military situation. In the current situation this is the best solution.
Azerbaijan’s President Ilham Aliyev described the agreement as historic. He said that Azerbaijan was forced to compromise because of Azerbaijan’s military success. This will allow us to return to our area without any bleeding.
In a post on Twitter, Ilham Aliyev said that the joint statement of the three countries has historical significance.
Although the Nagorno-Karbakh region is located inside Azerbaijan, it is controlled by Armenian separatists under the aegis of the Yerevan government. In the late 1970s, conflicts between Armenia and Azerbaijan began to take control of the region. The conflict ended in the fall of the former Soviet Union in 1991. 30,000 people were killed in the conflict until a ceasefire was established between the two sides in 1994. Later, in early 2016, the two sides also joined the conflict.
The old conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan on the Nagorno-Karbakh region resumed on 26 September. Russian President Vladimir Putin says that at least 5,000 people have already been killed in the conflict. The death toll is rising. More than two thousand people on both sides have lost their lives.
Armenia is a member of the former Soviet Union military alliance led by Russia. Again, Turkey is a close ally of Azerbaijan. Turkish and Azeri politicians use a sentence to describe the relationship between the two countries. It is, one nation, two countries. ‘People of both countries have similarities in language, culture and religion. Source: Al Jazeera