Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan said that his country will not fight for Nagorno-Karabakh.
He stated this during his address to compatriots live.
"Armenia does not take part in hostilities. We will not take any rash actions," Pashinyan said.
He accused Azerbaijan of trying to drag Armenia into the war. According to Pashinyan, Baku is conducting a ground operation to "ethnically cleanse" the Armenian population of the region.
In addition, the Armenian prime minister again criticized the Russian "peacekeepers" in Karabakh.
According to him, it was strange for Yerevan to hear from Azerbaijan that Baku had informed Moscow about the start of a military operation in Nagorno-Karabakh. "The fact is that we have not received any information about these actions from our colleagues in Russia," Pashinyan said.
"We believe that, first of all, Russian peacekeeping forces should take action. Secondly, we expect measures from the UN Security Council," he added.
The Ministry of Defense of Armenia assured that there is no Armenian army on the territory of Nagorno-Karabakh.
"Both in the past and now, there is a false claim in Azerbaijani sources that there are units of the Armenian Armed Forces, military equipment and personnel in Nagorno-Karabakh. We declare that the Republic of Armenia does not have an army in Nagorno-Karabakh," the ministry said.
Meanwhile, protesters are gathering in the center of Yerevan, demanding that Pashinyan protect his compatriots in Nagorno-Karabakh. Protesters chant "Nikol traitor" and "Artsakh".
In turn, the authorities of the unrecognized "Nagorno-Karabakh Republic" appealed to Azerbaijan to stop hostilities and sit down at the negotiating table.
Putin's spokesman Dmitry Peskov said that he "has no information that something threatening the lives of Russian peacekeepers has happened to Nagorno-Karabakh."
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