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Armenia: Pashinyan says Azerbaijan making ‘unacceptable’ demands on Nagorno-Karabakh03:53

Armenia: Pashinyan says Azerbaijan making ‘unacceptable’ demands on Nagorno-Karabakh

Armenia, Yerevan
October 14, 2020 at 16:03 GMT +00:00 · Published

Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan published a video message to the nation on Wednesday, stating that during negotiations between Baku and Yerevan on the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region, Azerbaijan had “unacceptable” demands.

He said that Azerbaijan had demanded the region fully revert to Baku’s control without any concessions.

“The meaning of these demands is to deliver five-sevenths of Karabakh's territory to Azerbaijan immediately, to schedule the delivery of the rest of it, and to note on the record, that regardless of its status, Nagorno-Karabakh must be a part of Azerbaijan,” Pashinyan said.

He went on to thank the OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chair countries for their efforts to solve the conflict.

“I would like to express special gratitude to the Russian President Vladimir Putin with whom we kept in touch intensively at this period.”

Fighting between Armenia and Azerbaijan over the territory of Nagorno-Karabakh broke out on September 27 when sides of the conflict exchanged fire. It's been the heaviest clashes in the region since 1994, with both sides blaming each other for the escalation amid rising casualty figures.

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Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan published a video message to the nation on Wednesday, stating that during negotiations between Baku and Yerevan on the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region, Azerbaijan had “unacceptable” demands.

He said that Azerbaijan had demanded the region fully revert to Baku’s control without any concessions.

“The meaning of these demands is to deliver five-sevenths of Karabakh's territory to Azerbaijan immediately, to schedule the delivery of the rest of it, and to note on the record, that regardless of its status, Nagorno-Karabakh must be a part of Azerbaijan,” Pashinyan said.

He went on to thank the OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chair countries for their efforts to solve the conflict.

“I would like to express special gratitude to the Russian President Vladimir Putin with whom we kept in touch intensively at this period.”

Fighting between Armenia and Azerbaijan over the territory of Nagorno-Karabakh broke out on September 27 when sides of the conflict exchanged fire. It's been the heaviest clashes in the region since 1994, with both sides blaming each other for the escalation amid rising casualty figures.

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