In Armenia, the chaos and lack of stable leadership continues, with Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan continues leading the nation through Facebook.
On November 29th, he came up with another reason why he had to sign the peace deal with Azerbaijan on November 9th, and it appears that it never is his fault, at all.
This is Pashinyan’s most recent excuse:
“On October 19, Artsakh President Arayik Harutyunyan called me and said that the war should be stopped. He also said that he expresses this point of view not only on his own behalf, but also on behalf of the retired presidents of the NKR Arkady Ghukasyan, Bako Sahakyan, as well as Robert Kocharyan, Serzh Sargsyan, Levon Ter-Petrosyan.
I called Russian President Vladimir Putin and he said that, in his opinion, this should be done in accordance with the logic of the Russian proposals. That is, to postpone the question of status, transfer the regions, and deploy Russian peacekeepers. I said that peacekeepers should be deployed along the former border of Nagorno-Karabakh and the Lachin corridor. He agreed, and we agreed that I would call again after discussion.
I called the President of Artsakh and said that the option described above is possible. He said he agreed. After that, I called the extra-parliamentary forces and informed them that I had made such a decision. The reaction of many was reluctant, some wrote on social networks after the session that those who would keep people from further struggle are traitors and so on.
On the same day I called a meeting of the Security Council with the participation of representatives of the Parliament factions. The President of the Republic and His Holiness also attended. The opposition was reluctant to accept the news, but I took the conversation in such a way that I was not going to blame them. I just inform you that I will not succeed or that I am doing something secretly behind the people.
I could not make any public statements, because if Azerbaijan rejected the offer after my public statement, it would be the collapse of our entire resistance system. I called the Russian president again and said that I agree. He said he would discuss this with Aliyev until morning and call him back.
The next day, during a meeting with me, Bako Sahakyan and Arkady Ghukasyan said that they did not agree to come to any agreement without specifying the status of Artsakh or some kind of clarification mechanism. In fact, they also said R. Kocharian, S. Sargsyan and L. On behalf of Ter-Petrosyan.
But none of this mattered, because I made a decision and was going to live to the end.
The next day, by agreement, the Russian president phoned. He said that Aliyev agreed, but peacekeepers should not be deployed along the borders of the NKAO, but since Hadrut and Talish are under their control, the Azerbaijanis do not agree to withdraw from these areas, and the peacekeepers should be deployed on the territory of the former NKAO in accordance with the de facto line of contact. …
Also, the Armenian side should undertake to return Azerbaijanis to Shushi. Thus, the ceasefire became impossible, because I said that even if I agree with Hadrut, I cannot imagine the possibility of transferring Shushi to Azerbaijan. The Russian President asked why I was against the possibility of Azerbaijanis to return to Shushi. When I presented my arguments, he said it was logical and he was not well aware of some of the nuances. The problem was that in this case, there should have been 90% or more of the Azerbaijani population in Shushi who would control the road to Stepanakert.
I am convinced that if I agreed to hand over Shusha, Azerbaijan would set a new condition: the Red Market-Shusha highway should be under their control.
Thus, no agreement was reached. At that time, Jebrail, Hadrut and several nearby villages, Fizuli and Talish were lost. Earlier, a ceasefire for humanitarian reasons was announced twice: once on October 10 through the mediation of the President of the Russian Federation, and the second on October 17 through the mediation of the President of France. Both mediations failed.”
As such, it wasn’t his fault, it was the fault of the Artsakh President, but also the Armenian President, and also the opposition and every other official, and this happened more than two weeks before the peace deal.
First President of Armenia Levon Ter-Petrosyan responded to Pashinyan
“Ter-Petrosyan considers it pointless to comment on the throwing of a mentally ill pest, leading the nation to destruction. Let him carry what he wants. He still doesn’t have a chance to justify himself. The Armenian people will never forgive him for this”- Armenian presidential spokesman Arman Musinyan wrote on his Facebook page in response to a request from journalists to comment on Pashinyan’s words about the former presidents’ plans to visit Moscow and meet with Putin.
In Azerbaijan, the Ministry of Defense continues publishing videos of its forces entering various settlements in the Kalbajar and Aghdam region, after they were “liberated.”
Video footage of the Shahbulag village of Aghdam region:
Several villages in Kalbajar:
Specifically the Vang village in Kalbajar:
Kalbajar city itself:
The Russian peacekeepers are also continuing their activities.
The Azerbaijani side is providing a corridor for the deployment of equipment of the Russian peacekeeping force:
The military personnel, auto and special vehicles, as well as other logistic support assets, arrived in our country from Russia by rail on November 28 and passed border and customs control as required.
The cargo intended for the peacekeepers was delivered to Barda through the Yalama-Baku-Yevlakh-Barda railway route on November 29.
The cargo unloaded from the rail wagons were delivered to their destination point by auto transport escorted by the military police of the Ministry of Defense of Azerbaijan through the Barda-Agdam-Khankendi route as planned previously.
The Russian Ministry of Defense has located a field hospital in Stepanakert. The website of the RF Ministry of Defense informed that on November 29th, the special medical unit was transferred from Yerevan to Stepanakert.
The convoy was accompanied by patrol groups of the Russian peacekeeping troops and the military police. The modules of the military hospital are located in the territory of Stepanakert airport.
Special medical units will serve Russian peacekeepers, as well as provide necessary medical assistance to the people of Nagorno Karabakh.
The Russian Defense Ministry reports that the medical unit can accommodate up to 40 people. The first unit included 60 specialists, including military surgeons, anesthesiologists-resuscitators, therapists and epidemiologists.