BAKU, Azerbaijan, May 6
Yerevan is ready to exert all efforts to fulfill the trilateral agreements on Karabakh, Acting Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan stated, Trend reports citing the Russian media.
“I would like to assure you that Armenia will continue to take all measures to fulfill the agreements reached in the trilateral statements of November 9, 2020, and January 11, 2021. We are also ready to make every effort to ensure a constructive dialogue between the parties in a trilateral format,'' Pashinyan said at a meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.
Following over a month of military action to liberate its territories from Armenian occupation from late Sept. to early Nov. 2020, Azerbaijan has pushed Armenia to sign the surrender document. A joint statement on the matter was made by the Azerbaijani president, Armenia's PM, and the president of Russia.
A complete ceasefire and a cessation of all hostilities in the zone of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict was introduced on Nov. 10, 2020.
Armenian Armed Forces launched a large-scale military attack on positions of the Azerbaijani army on the front line, using large-caliber weapons, mortars, and artillery on Sept. 27. Azerbaijan responded with a counter-offensive along the entire front.
Back in July 2020, the Armenian Armed Forces violated the ceasefire in the direction of Azerbaijan's Tovuz district. As a result of Azerbaijan's retaliation, the opposing forces were silenced. The fighting continued the following days. Azerbaijan lost a number of military personnel members, who died fighting off the attacks of the Armenian Armed Forces.
The conflict between the two South Caucasus countries began in 1988 when Armenia made territorial claims against Azerbaijan. As a result of the ensuing war, the Armenian Armed Forces occupied 20 percent of Azerbaijan, including the Nagorno-Karabakh region and seven surrounding districts. The 1994 ceasefire agreement was followed by peace negotiations.