PM Nikol Pashinyan held a phone conversation with @antonioguterres. PM stressed the fact that the war has been unleashed by Azerbaijan. The @UN Secretary General expressed deep concerns over the situation, emphasizing the importance of resuming peace.
NikolPashinyan’s high-spirited speech addressing the united & brave #Armenian nation: “Jointly we are going to break the backbone of the attacking adversary so that it never, never again stretches its arms towards us, the arms that are covered with blood.”
Armenia’s Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan has said the situation is becoming a “struggle against international terrorism” for Nagorno-Karabakh and Armenia.
Faced with an intractable problem which long predates his time in office, and with rumours of Syrian mercenaries come to join the fighting, Mr Pashinyan is calling the latest explosion of hostilities between Armenia and Azerbaijanover the disputed region of Nagorno-Karabakh a civilisational issue.
Despite international calls for a ceasefire, violence has continued to prevail, causing a growing number of civilian deaths.
Azerbaijan and Turkey – which has promised unqualified support to Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev in his efforts to reverse the country’s defeat in the last war in the early 1990s – deny engaging mercenaries in the conflict.
PM blame Turkey has become fully engaged, encouraging and inciting the conflict.
“Turkey has also transported mercenaries and terrorists from the territory of Syria to the conflict zone which is changing the whole context.”