##Here are the major announcements made after signing of the agreement.
Pashinyan's first Facebook video.
Dear compatriots, sisters and brothers. I have made an extremely difficult decision for myself and for all of us. I have signed a statement with the Presidents of Russia and Azerbaijan on ending the Karabakh war at 01:00. The text of the statement that has already been published is unspeakably painful for me personally and for our people.
I made that decision as a result of an in-depth analysis of the military situation and the assessment of the people who know the situation best. Also based on the belief that this is the best possible solution to the current situation. I will give a detailed message about all this in the coming days.
This is not a victory, but there is no defeat until you recognize yourself as being defeated. We will never recognize ourselves as being defeated and this should be the beginning of our era of national unification and rebirth. We need to analyze the years of our independence in order to plan our future and not repeat the mistakes of the past.
I kneel before all our martyrs. I bow to all our soldiers, officers, generals, volunteers who have defended and are defending the homeland with their lives. They selflessly saved the Artsakh population. We fought to the end. And we will win. Artsakh is standing.
Long live Armenia. Long live Artsakh.
Artsakh President Arayik Harutyunyan:
Dear Compatriots. All day we have been discussing with Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan our actions to stop the hostilities. I held discussions beforehand with the Artsakh Parliament and received their overwhelming approval.
Given the current dire situation, in order to avoid further heavy casualties and the complete loss of Artsakh, I agreed to end the war an hour earlier. As for the signed trilateral statement, I will talk about it in detail later.
I extend my deepest condolences and pride to the relatives of our martyrs and to all the people. We will still have time to have a dialogue with the relatives of the fallen heroes and our military about what to do. I pay tribute to all the people who made even a small contribution to the hard work of defending the Homeland.
What exactly is the agreement about?
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A brief summary of what happened on the Azerbaijani-Armenian frontline.
➡️War is Over!
➡️Armenian forces fired on Ganja city, Khizi, Absheron region and Mingachevir
➡️Armenian troops attempted to target Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan oil pipeline with missiles
➡️ 27th September night Armenian Armed Forces first attacked Tartar's Qapanlı, Aghdam's Cıraqlı and Middle Qarvand, Füzuli's Alkhanlı and Shukurbeyli and Jabrayil's Cocuq Mercanlı villages with large-caliber weapons and artillery.
➡️Fighting between Azerbaijan and Armenia has been going on since Sunday morning, September 27.
➡️There are civilian and military casualties on both sides.
➡️International organizations are calling for peace.
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Pashinyan's November 12 message about past, present, and future
Armenia is living in extremely difficult days. There is sorrow in the hearts of all of us, tears in our eyes, and pain in the souls. The agreement to end the war, signed on November 10, caused public despair and raised many questions, to which I am expected to answer.
Why was such an unfavorable document signed? It happened in the conditions when the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Armenia was reporting that the war should be stopped ASAP, and the Artsakh President was warning that if the hostilities continued, we could lose Stepanakert in days, in some scenarios, even in hours.
Some of you might say that if we already lost Hadrut, Shushi, we could have lost Stepanakert and not much would have changed. The reality is a little different, because if Stepanakert was lost, which, as Artsakh President Arayik Harutyunyan had already publicly confirmed would happen, then Askeran and Martakert would inevitably be lost.
In the beginning, these regions were located in the rear, quite far from the front lines, and did not have defensive structures and fortifications, and there were not enough fighting forces that could defend these areas.
This would lead to our 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7th defense zones being encircled, along with 20,000 soldiers who would either die or become POWs. Kalbajar and Qashatagh would also fall. There would be a total loss.
The most important function of the commander is to set tasks for the soldier, with a specific tactical or strategic goal. The commander sets these tasks often realizing that their implementation can lead to the death of soldiers. Being de-facto the Commander-in-Chief, I have set such tasks for the army.
But when a situation arises when a soldier can not in any way influence the further course of events, it is no longer the soldier who must die for the sake of the homeland, but the homeland must make sacrifices for the sake of the soldier.
With this in mind, I signed the infamous document. I realized that the probability of me being killed for signing it is very high but the lives of 25,000 soldiers were more important. The encircled soldiers would not have had enough force to make a breakthrough.
The decision had to be made within hours. We had no days and weeks.
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