ArmInfo.During the military operations in Artsakh, 3 truce agreements were reached. They were thwarted by Baku, including against the background of Turkey's statements that Azerbaijan should not adhere to the truce regime. This was stated by Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan at a meeting of the parliament on April 14.
"There was a lot of speculation about what happened on October 19 and after. The following happened: analyzing the situation, consulting with the President of Artsakh and the General Staff of the Armenian Armed Forces, I decided that we should, including through heavy concessions, go to a truce, " Pashinyan said. In this regard, he called a meeting of the Security Council, which was also attended by representatives of the parliamentary opposition. "At the same time, I invited them not to share responsibility with them, but to inform them," he said. The President and the Catholicos of All Armenians also took part in that meeting, he recalled. The extra-parliamentary forces were also informed about the situation.
After the meeting, Pashinyan called the Russian president and said that Armenia wants a truce on the terms of returning the areas around the NKR to Azerbaijan under the 5+2 formula. The condition, which, according to the Prime Minister, was repeatedly offered to the Armenian side by the mediators. The issue was discussed in detail with the Russian President and we came to a full understanding. "You know that there was a question of Azerbaijani refugees, internally displaced persons. I said that we have no fundamental objections on this issue, if this issue somehow gets tied up with the process of determining the status of Nagorno - Karabakh," Pashinyan said.
After that, the Russian President held a telephone conversation with his Azerbaijani counterpart, following which it became clear that Baku categorically rejects the Armenian side's proposal to de-occupy the Hadrut district. Baku also demanded that regardless of the return of refugees, including to Shushi, the issue of the status of Karabakh should not be linked to the topic of refugees.
Nikol Pashinyan revealed, in his words, a "new detail" about the negotiations, which Rantse did not mention - Baku also hinted that the simultaneous return of all seven districts, and not according to the formula 5+2. In addition, Pashinyan recalled that from a certain point on, Azerbaijan flatly refused to put the issue of the status of Nagorno-Karabakh on the agenda. "And this was the main reason for the 4-day war in 2016 and the 44-day war in 2020," the head of the RA government explained.