Artskah Foreign Ministry: "Only Recognition of Artsakh's Independence Will Ensure Peace and Regional Security"
The Artsakh Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued the following statement today on the ceasefire agreement for humanitarian purposes.
We appreciate the agreement on the humanitarian ceasefire reached via the mediation of the Russian Federation in 2020 on October 10, 2020 at 12:00, for the exchange of the bodies of prisoners of war and victims in accordance with the criteria reached through the mediation of the International Committee of the Red Cross.
The agreement reached in Moscow is a practical step to stop the armed aggression against the Artsakh Republic by Azerbaijan and Turkey, in alliance with international terrorists.
The humanitarian ceasefire must be firmly maintained by Azerbaijan and lay a solid foundation to fully restore the May 12, 1994 ceasefire, and the February 6, 1995 agreements on strengthening the ceasefire regime.
We consider it important that the results of the talks in Moscow mention the unique role of the OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairs in the mediation of the Azerbaijani-Karabakh conflict.
We reiterate that the two attacks unleashed by Azerbaijan over the past four years convincingly demonstrate the urgent need to put in place a mechanism to rule out the possibility of a resumption of hostilities.
We reaffirm the position of official Stepanakert that only the international recognition of the independence of the Artsakh Republic will guarantee peace, security in the region and will show that the international community regards the use of force as a means of resolving the conflict is unacceptable.