Yerevan, Armenia – Speaking to German media, Armenian Prime Minister Pashinyan was observed to be tired and sleepless from the losses, and claimed that “Europe should wait for Turkey near Vienna if the international community does not intervene.”
Pashinyan: You can see the Turks in front of Vienna
Armenia, which cannot hold on to Nagorno-Karabakh in the face of the Azerbaijani army, is waiting for a solution from Western countries. Answering questions from Paul Ronzheimer of the German daily Bild, Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan accused Turkey of “so-called genocide”. Bild correspondent Ronzheimer said that the meeting took place at the official residence of the Prime Minister’s office in Yerevan, the capital of Armenia, and during the meeting, Prime Minister Pashinyan was nervous and sleepless, nervous about the losses from the front.
Nikol Pashinyan “Nagorno-Karabakh belongs to Azerbaijan according to international law, but mostly Armenians live in the region. The UN and OSCE have been trying to mediate since 1992. Now the situation has escalated completely because Azerbaijan wants to recapture the region with the support of Turkish President Erdogan,” he said.
“The world is talking about Donald Trump and his Corona infection instead of Armenia – does that bother you,” Pashinyan said, “I think the events in our region have received enough attention from the international community. Perhaps this is because mercenaries and terrorists from Syria appear in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict zone,” he said. Asked how he knew this, Pashinyan said: “hired fighters were transferred by Turkey to fight on the Azerbaijani side against Nagorno-Karabakh and Armenia. I think now in this case it’s no longer just a local security issue. It is an integral part of the global agenda. Because what happens here is important internationally for three reasons. First, as I said, terrorists from Syria are hired and moved by Turkey to fight in Nagorno-Karabakh and Armenia. Second, the Turkish army is involved in this process. This includes other activities in the Mediterranean, the Middle East and Libya, as Turkey does in these regions,” he said. Pashinyan claimed that the third important reason is that after 100 years, Turkey returned to the South Caucasus region in the fall of 1915 to continue the “so-called Armenian genocide”.
Asked about the fact that Nagorno-Karabakh belongs to Azerbaijan from the point of view of international law and as accepted by the UN, Pashinyan said: “This is a really strange claim. Historically, the Nagorno-Karabakh Autonomous Region became part of Azerbaijan at the time of the establishment of the Soviet Union. This was the result of an arbitrary decision by Stalin when the Soviet Union was established. If we go back to the time when the Soviet Union collapsed, we can see that just as Azerbaijan, which was part of the Soviet Union, gained independence, the Nagorno-Karabakh Autonomous Region, which was part of the Soviet Union, became independent. This was done in accordance with the existing laws and Constitution of the Soviet Union. So, how can Azerbaijan be independent from the Soviet Union, but not the Nagorno-Karabakh Autonomous Region? Many people would argue that the Soviet Union no longer exists. Well, when the Nagorno-Karabakh Autonomous Region became independent, there was no Soviet Azerbaijan. In other words, if Nagorno-Karabakh is part of Azerbaijan, then Azerbaijan belongs to the Soviet Union,” he said.
Pashinyan answered the German journalist’s question, “Can the Russian army help you?”:
“Russian military base 102 is in Armenia. We have a common air defense system. The Treaty on this system clearly states in which cases these armed forces can also be used for the security of Armenia. The contract stipulates certain cases. I am confident that Russia will meet its contractual obligations if these cases come to light.”
“Can you imagine peace negotiations with Erdogan,” Pashinyan said, “I classify what happened as a terrorist attack. And when a terrorist attack occurs, the first priority for each country is, of course, to defend its own security and act accordingly. Currently we’re busy,” replied.
Pashinyan answered the question” Do you have a chance against the high-tech weapons used by Azerbaijan ” as a confession. “I believe that Armenia and the Armenian people are determined to defend themselves. We have self-produced high-tech equipment. We may not have the same capacity. But we also plan to develop these technologies for our self-defense,” he said.
” I expect a clear position, “Pashinyan said. ” If the international community does not properly assess the geopolitical importance of this situation, Europe should wait for Turkey near Vienna.”
After Armenia once again targeted Azerbaijani positions and civilian settlements on September 27, the counter-offensive launched by the Azerbaijani army continues in full swing. The Ministry of National Defense announced that the Azerbaijani army has liberated Gabriel, which is critically important in the Karabakh region, from occupation.
According to a last-minute statement from the Ministry of National Defense, “according to information obtained from reliable sources of Azerbaijan, the Azerbaijani army saved Gabriel, which is critically important in the Nagorno-Karabakh region, from occupation.”
Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev announced that the city of Jabrail and several of its villages had been liberated from occupation.
1 civilian was killed and 4 injured in an attack by Armenian military groups against the city of ganja in Azerbaijan.
In a statement, the Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry condemned the attack by Armenian military groups on civilians in the Azerbaijani city of ganja.
“1 civilian was killed in the attack on ganja by Armenian military groups, while 4 people were injured. So far, 22 people have been killed and 74 injured as a result of Armenia’s attacks on civilians and civilian settlements.”as it were.
In a statement that stressed that all responsibility for the civilian casualties in question is under the administration of Armenia, Armenia called for “immediate withdrawal from the areas occupied in Nagorno-Karabakh”.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has called on the parties to stop fighting in Nagorno-Karabakh.
German Deputy Government spokesman Ulrike Demmer said in a written statement that Chancellor Merkel met with Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan on the phone yesterday.
Demmer shared information that the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict between Azerbaijan and Armenia was at the center of the meeting, and Merkel expressed concern about the continuation of the conflict and the increase in the number of victims.
“Merkel stressed that all parties must immediately stop fighting and start negotiations.”Demmer noted that Merkel also supported the statement made by the co-chairs of the Minsk Group on October 1.
Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev announced that the Azerbaijani flag was erected in the occupied settlement of Madagiz.
Aliyev said, ” today the Azerbaijani flag was erected in Madagiz. Madagiz is ours. Karabakh Is Azerbaijan.”the share is found.
The operation launched by the Azerbaijani army to liberate the country’s territory from occupation was controlled yesterday in the strategic hills around the town of Madagiz in Agdere province.
Nagorno-Karabakh is legally located within the borders of Azerbaijan, but is actually under the occupation of Armenia.
In addition to Nagorno-Karabakh, Armenia also occupies Azerbaijani regions such as Lachin, Khojavend, Kelbajar, Agdere, Agdam, Jabrayil, Fuzuli, Gubadli and Zangilan.
Close to 1 million people who were forced to leave the land where they were born as a result of the occupation continue their lives in other parts of the country.
The ceasefire agreement, known as the “Bishkek Protocol”, signed by the parties on 4-5 May 1994 in Bishkek on the initiative of the Interparliamentary Assembly of the Commonwealth of Independent States, the Parliament of the Kyrgyz Republic, the Federal Assembly of Russia and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, was also on paper.
The Azerbaijani side, which is in favor of a gradual solution, proposes a condition for the withdrawal of Armenian troops from the occupied territories in order to begin the process.
Azerbaijan promises high-status autonomy to Nagorno-Karabakh, while Armenia wants this region to be independent by separating from Azerbaijan.
In the 25 years since the signing of the Bishkek protocol, soldiers have lost their lives in the thousands, although no clear figures have been given by the parties.