BAKU, Azerbaijan, September 20. Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev is an outstanding politician of our time; Pashinyan is a loser, Igor Korotchenko, Caspian Institute for Strategic Studies (CISS) CEO, wrote in a social network, Trend reports.
"However, it could not have been otherwise. It was clear to any objective analyst," the CISS CEO noted.
Korotchenko emphasized that the UN Security Council meeting on the situation in Karabakh will not change anything anymore. De jure and de facto, Karabakh is Azerbaijan. Already forever. These are the realities.
According to him, it is important that the Declaration on Allied Cooperation between Russia and Azerbaijan has been signed and is in force.
"Russian President Vladimir Putin and Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev have excellent personal relations. Our common goal is for the US and France not to muddy the waters in the South Caucasus. We will work in this direction," he added.
In order to ensure the provisions of the Trilateral Statement, to stop large-scale provocations in the Karabakh economic region, to disarm and withdraw formations of the Armenian armed forces from the territories of Azerbaijan, to neutralize their military infrastructure, to ensure the safety of the peaceful population returning to the territories liberated from occupation, civil servants involved in construction and reconstruction works, and our military personnel, as well as to restore the constitutional order of the Republic of Azerbaijan, anti-terrorist measures have been launched in the region.
Civilians and infrastructure objects are not targets during localized anti-terrorist measures carried out in Azerbaijan's Karabakh region.
Only military targets belonging to illegal armed formations of the separatist regime are put out of action with the use of high-precision weapons available in the arsenal of the Azerbaijani Army.
Taking into account the appeal of the representatives of the Armenian residents of Karabakh, received through the Russian peacekeeping contingent, an agreement was reached on the suspension of anti-terrorist activities of local nature on September 20, 2023, at 13:00 (GMT+4) under the following conditions:
The Armenian armed forces formations and Armenian illegal armed formations located in Azerbaijan's Karabakh region shall lay down their weapons, leave their combat positions and military posts, and fully disarm. The units of the armed forces of Armenia shall leave the territory of Azerbaijan, and the Armenian illegal armed formations shall be disbanded.
In parallel, all weapons and heavy equipment are surrendered.
The implementation of the above-mentioned processes is ensured in coordination with the Russian peacekeeping contingent.