ArmInfo. It is obvious that the ceasefire regime was not achieved again. Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan stated this during a live broadcast on his Facebook page.
At the same time, he found it difficult to say what will be the reaction of the OSCE Minsk Group co-chair countries to this fact. "However, you should know that the Armenian side did everything to establish a ceasefire. The Artsakh Defense Army showed restraint in the morning. This is already the third agreement, this time reached with the assistance of the United States, and which failed like the previous two - initiated by Russia and France.
The head of the Armenian government noted that he does not yet know what the reaction of the American side will be in connection with the failure of the ceasefire initiative. Pashinyan also added that at night he had a telephone conversation with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, to whom he outlined his vision of whether it would be possible to reach a truce or not. "I told Pompeo that given the fate of the previous agreements, it is highly likely that this time the ceasefire will not be established and the Azerbaijani side will blame the Armenian side for this. In this regard, I asked him if the ceasefire would still be violated: firstly, how we will find out who is the initiator of the violation; secondly, what consequences awaits the one who violated the agreements, "the head of the Armenian government said, considering it incorrect to disclose the answers voiced to his questions. In this regard, he expressed the hope that today public answers to his questions will be given by the American side. At the same time, he urged not to doubt the sincerity of Russia, France and the United States in achieving a ceasefire in the zone of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. According to Pashinyan, the presidents of these three countries put their names under these efforts, taking on obligations. According to the head of the Armenian government, this is now of more acute importance for the United States in view of the election campaign. The fact that the leaders of France, Russia and the United States today cannot achieve a ceasefire, continued Pashinyan, indicates to us that today we live in a completely new world. At the same time, he once again expressed the hope that the efforts of the three presidents will still bear fruit. Pashinyan also stated that throughout the negotiations, the Armenian side showed flexibility, which did not find understanding with Azerbaijan. "Now we can say with confidence that Azerbaijan does not want the settlement of the Karabakh conflict, but the unconditional surrender of Artsakh. In this situation, I have a number of questions. First, is the Armenian people ready for mutual concessions? I am convinced that yes, the Armenian people are ready for this. Second, are the Armenian people ready for the surrender of Artsakh? I believe that the Armenian people will not agree to this under any circumstances. Therefore, the Armenian people must find resources to protect themselves and their rights and interests, "the Armenian Prime Minister said. At the same time, he believes that balancing at the red line, Armenia must find resources to protect its interests, thereby forcing Azerbaijan to compromise. According to him, there is one way to resolve the Karabakh issue - public consensus, to be as devoted to this struggle as every soldier standing on the front line and defending the Motherland like a lion.
The prime minister of Armenia also believes that those who deserted, left the battlefield, did not want to go to the front line should be awarded public censure. "If we all stand together to defend the homeland - men, women, shoulder to shoulder, we can force Azerbaijan to dialogue - there will either success or not. Nobody will fight for us. And there will be nowhere to run. Nobody will come to resolve this issue instead of us. We are now at the red line of our interests, "Pashinyan said, adding that the Armenian leadership will strive to be as flexible as possible in negotiations, however, there should not be those in Armenia who will try to" deviate "from the holy mission to defend the Motherland.
According to him, there is a war in Artsakh now, and the whole of Armenia should live in this regime, and there should be queues of citizens voluntarily going to the front in front of the military enlistment offices around the clock.
"In order to decide your future, you should take the fate in your own hands. There is no other way out. For example, Azerbaijan wants Artsakh's surrender, but Nagorno-Karabakh did not set itself the task of surrendering Baku. Therefore, the Armenian people should act so that Baku does not wanted Artsakh's surrender, "Pashinyan is convinced.
He also assured that he would very much like to tell the public what is happening on the front lines, but cannot because of the martial law introduced in the country. In conclusion, he expressed gratitude to the Diaspora for their active work and assistance against the background of the aggression unleashed by Azerbaijan against Artsakh.