Pashinyan says signs Karabakh deal based on army’s recommendation

Pashinyan says signs Karabakh deal based on army’s recommendation

Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan signed a complete ceasefire agreement in Nagorno-Karabakh based on a recommendation from the country’s armed forces, as he himself said in a live broadcast on Facebook on Tuesday.

"I made such a decision after the army had, in fact, insisted on it. You can imagine a situation where the army says that it is time to stop," he pointed out.

On November 9, Russian President Vladimir Putin, Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev and Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan signed a joint statement on a complete ceasefire in Nagorno-Karabakh. The Russian leader said the Azerbaijani and Armenian sides would remain on the positions they hold and Russian peacekeepers would be deployed to the region. Besides, Armenia and Azerbaijan should carry out the exchange of prisoners of war and the bodies of those killed. Aghdam region will be returned to Azerbaijan before November 20, Kelbajar region - before November 15, Lachin region - before December 1.

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