SHUSHA, Azerbaijan, September 23. Karabakh separatists have began the disbandment of illegal armed formations, Trend reports.
According to information, on September 20, after Azerbaijan announced the suspension of local anti-terrorist measures, a number of measures began to be implemented, such as the retreat of armed groups from combat positions and the beginning of the process of their dissolution, search for the dead and missing, evacuation of the wounded to Armenia, accompanied by the International Committee of the Red Cross and Russian peacekeepers, organization of delivery of humanitarian goods. The Armenian vests of Karabakh are advised to remain calm, not to panic and not to engage in provocations. Armenian residents of Karabakh are advised to remain calm, not to panic and not to engage in provocations.
In order to ensure the provisions of the Trilateral Statement, suppression of large-scale provocations in Azerbaijan's Karabakh economic region, disarmament, and withdrawal of Armenian armed forces formations from the territories of Azerbaijan, localized anti-terrorist activities were carried out in the region.
Taking into account the appeal of the representatives of the Armenian population of Karabakh through the Russian peacekeeping contingent [temporarily stationed in Azerbaijan under the trilateral statement], an agreement was reached on September 20, 2023, at 13:00 (GMT+4) to cease anti-terrorist activities of a local nature under the following conditions: the formations of the armed forces of Armenia, Armenian illegal armed formations located in Azerbaijan's Karabakh region, lay down their weapons, leave their combat positions and military posts, and completely disarm; the formations of the armed forces of Armenia leave the territory of Azerbaijan; Armenian illegal armed groups are dissolved. At the same time, all weapons, ammunition and heavy equipment are transferred. Coordination of the above processes with the Russian peacekeeping contingent is ensured.
At the invitation of the Administration of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Ramin Mammadov, responsible for contacts with the Armenian residents of Karabakh, met with Sergey Martirosyan and David Melkumyan as representatives of the Armenian residents of Karabakh on September 21, 2023, in Yevlakh.
In the context of discussing issues of a social and humanitarian nature, representatives of the Armenian residents of the Karabakh region of Azerbaijan reported that there is a special need for fuel.
At the same time, they asked for humanitarian aid in the form of food. At the end of the meeting, their request was received positively. In particular, it is planned to ensure the supply of fuel to provide heating systems for kindergartens and schools, as well as emergency medical services and fire services, and provide humanitarian support.