According to this report @ TASS Pashinyan/ Yerevan were not involved with the negotiations that brought about the ceasefire
Azerbaijan and Nagorno-Karabakh managed to reach a full ceasefire agreement through the mediation of Russia’s peacekeeping mission a day after the start of Baku’s military operation. The deal stipulates the withdrawal of Armenian forces from Azerbaijani territory and the disbandment of the Karabakh army.
Pashinyan had claimed no Armenian military was present in NK. That seemed highly unlikely- to darn near impossible to believe
Less than a year ago, the leaders of Armenia and Azerbaijan held a meeting in Prague, which also involved the European Council chief and the French president. Back then, Baku and Yerevan recognized each other’s territorial integrity and sovereignty. “By signing a four-party agreement in Prague, Armenia put down on paper that it recognized Nagorno-Karabakh as being part of Azerbaijan. That said, the current Armenian leader, Nikol Pashinyan, who is seen as a man of the people and a champion in the fight against corruption, is the one to blame for this latest tragedy for the Armenian people,” said Igor Polyachenko, head of the Office of International Cooperation at the State University of Management.
“On September 19-20, 2023, we saw the end of the Second Nagorno-Karabakh War, (at the signing) which was previously suspended in November 2020, an outcome which satisfied neither Armenia nor Azerbaijan,” Vadim Mukhanov, head of the Caucasus Sector of the Center for Post-Soviet Studies at the Russian Academy of Sciences’ Institute of World Economy and International Relations, told Vedomosti. Baku could have taken victory in the fall of 2020; the Armenians had lost control of all the important strategic points and this time around, Armenian volunteer fighters were unable to resist for long, Mukhanov explained. In such a situation, the Karabakh Armenians would have had to accept the victor’s terms.
Pashinyan distanced himself from the situation in Karabakh by saying that Armenia did not plan to go to battle and did not have troops deployed in the region, while Karabakh forces had no chance of beating back the Azerbaijani army by themselves, said Artur Atayev, head of Caucasus Studies at the Russian Institution for Strategic Studies. Russia turned out to be the only actor capable of preventing the threat to civilians in Karabakh, which is why it was its peacekeepers’ command that brokered ceasefire talks between Stepanakert and Baku, talks that did not involve Yerevan, Atayev emphasized.
Kind of sheds a different light on who may have killed the Russian peacekeepers? Which is unclear at this time. I’d previously mentioned here how it sure looked like Yerevan was working to create a humanitarian crisis in NK, to use to his advantage
The prime minister is aware that after his loud statements about Armenia’s readiness to recognize Karabakh as part of Azerbaijan,
it is advisable for him to support the pan-Armenian myth of the “blockade” in order, firstly, to comply with the set agenda of pretense and deceit, and secondly, to divert from himself spontaneous protests that threaten his power. Someone, let alone
Pashinyan, knows how to raise the people and lead them to overthrow the government – he himself once became the head of Armenia in this way.
Pretend to show readiness for peace,
trying to convince the international community of adherence to the laws of international law, which is completely on the side of Azerbaijan, and on the other hand
, to irritate Russia by withdrawing from the CSTO and turning to the West in order to bargain for economic and political bonuses.