YEREVAN, October 16. /ARKA/. Yerevan is ready to take the steps that were stipulated in the framework of the agreements concluded in Moscow as a result of trilateral consultations, Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan said in an interview with RIA Novosti.
“The Moscow statement [on the ceasefire – ed.] stipulated concrete steps on how to restore a specific negotiation process. And under this agreement, concrete steps have already been described, and we are ready to take such steps to resolve the Nagorno-Karabakh issue. And we are ready for such compromises, we are ready for proportional compromises, for which Azerbaijan is ready,” Pashinyan said.
War in Artsakh
On September 27, at 07:10, Azerbaijani troops launched an offensive along the entire length of the contact line in Artsakh, but were thrown back in several directions. Intense fighting continues in the south, southeast and north of the front line. Turkey joined the aggression. Residential areas are being shelled as well.
The Azerbaijani side suffered losses in manpower (more than 5,489 people killed and thousands wounded) and equipment, in particular, 176 UAVs, 4 units of TOS – 1A, 4 Smerch and Uragan MLRS, more than 521 tanks and other armored vehicles, 16 helicopters and 19 aircraft. According to the data of the defense ministry of Armenia and Artsakh, more than 550 Armenian servicemen were killed and hundreds wounded on the Armenian side. Also 32 civilians were killed and more than 100 wounded on the Armenian side.
On October 9, following the meeting of the foreign ministers of Armenia and Azerbaijan, Zohrab Mnatsakanyan and Jeyhun Bayramov, with the mediation of Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, an agreement was reached on a ceasefire from 12:00 on October 10 for humanitarian purposes for the exchange of prisoners of war and the bodies of the dead. Armenia and Azerbaijan, with the mediation of the OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs, on the basis of the basic principles of the settlement, are starting substantive negotiations with the aim of achieving a peaceful settlement as soon as possible.
Martial law and general mobilization were declared in Artsakh and Armenia.