ArmInfo.Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan insists that one of the goals of Azerbaijan's aggression against Nagorno-Karabakh was to involve Armenia in the war. He announced on the evening of September 21 during a Facebook live broadcast.
According to Pashinyan, even on the day of Azerbaijan's attack on Nagorno-Karabakh, he put forward the hypothesis that one of the goals of "this process" is to involve Armenia in hostilities and create chaos in Armenia. "And the fact that a ceasefire has been established today does not mean that this issue (involving the Republic of Armenia in the war, ed. note) is not on the agenda of those who put it on the agenda," he pointed out.
The Prime Minister, as on September 20, immediately after Stepanakert's statement about accepting the RPC's ceasefire proposal, emphasized that Armenia did not take part in the development of the document, "was not a party to the discussion of the conditions." "We were informed that similar processes were taking place, but we did not take part in it in any way. And I expressed my bewilderment in the context that this document mentions the withdrawal of a unit of the Armed Forces of Armenia under the conditions when Yerevan has repeatedly stated that there is no Armenian army in Nagorno-Karabakh," he said. Pashinyan indicated that "the process of establishing a truce was led by representatives of the RPC together with representatives of Nagorno-Karabakh." According to him, all decisions in Nagorno-Karabakh were made by the Nagorno-Karabakh authorities in an expanded format - with the participation of the government, members of the National Assembly, as well as the former leaders of the country.
On September 19, after Azerbaijan's attack on Nagorno-Karabakh, Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan, during a Facebook live broadcast, "recorded attempts to involve Armenia in military escalation." He called on the citizens of the Republic of Armenia to treat the situation soberly, with a cool head, and to refrain from any "uncalculated, abrupt, adventurous actions." On September 20, after Stepanakert's statement about accepting the RPC's proposal for a ceasefire, in particular, on the terms of the "withdrawal of the remaining units and military personnel of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Armenia" from Nagorno-Karabakh, Pashinyan noted that "mentioning the name of Republic of Armenia in a text "which has basically nothing to do with the Republic of Armenia " justifies his hypothesis, voiced yesterday, that one of the goals of this aggression against Nagorno-Karabakh was to involve Armenia in military operations, which would ultimately jeopardize the sovereignty and independence of the RA. He also stated that from now on, the obligation to fully and unconditionally protect the Armenians of the NK, and ensure the rights of Armenians to live with dignity and safety in their homes, on their land, becomes the obligation of the RPC, and the RA authorities <in practical terms will monitor developments".