In Yerevan, protesters consider trilateral agreement to be illegitimate

Caucasian Knot, EU
Nov 8 2021

Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan was not entitled to sign the trilateral agreement, protesters claim. They have torn in public the unsealed trilateral declaration, as they believe that it is a threat to the security of Armenia, and the issue concerning the status of Nagorno-Karabakh should be resolved exclusively within the OSCE Minsk Group.

The “Caucasian Knot” has reported that on November 10, 2020, the trilateral agreement signed by Russia, Azerbaijan, and Armenia on the cessation of hostilities in Nagorno-Karabakh came into force. On the same day, residents of Yerevan, dissatisfied with the signing of the peace agreement with Azerbaijan, broke into the building of the Armenian government and demanded the resignation of Nikol Pashinyan.

Today, another protest action against the trilateral peace agreement signed on November 9, 2020, has taken place on Republic Square in Yerevan.

The participants of the protest action have read out the text of the statement of public and political organizations, which says that the draft declaration was not discussed in the Security Council of Armenia and was not ratified by the country’s parliament. Therefore, according to the Constitution of Armenia, Nikol Pashinyan did not have the legal authority to sign any international document regarding the territories of Nagorno-Karabakh and the Karabakh issue in general.

“We reject the illegal trilateral declaration signed by Nikol Pashinyan on November 9, 2020, since it threatens the security of Armenia. We call on to bring Nikol Pashinyan to responsibility for exceeding his powers and overthrowing the constitutional order,” the protesters claimed.

The participants of the protest action have demonstratively torn the trilateral declaration on Nagorno-Karabakh signed on November 9, 2020, printed on black sheets.

“The text of the trilateral declaration was printed on black sheets of paper not by accident, as it is a black verdict for Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh),” Arthur Babayan, a founder of the All-Armenian National Accord Movement, said in his speech.

This article was originally published on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’ on November 8, 2021 at 01:06 pm MSK. To access the full text of the article, click here.

Author: Armine MartirosyanSource: CK correspondent

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