15 Sep 2022 09:32

Yerevan and Baku reach ceasefire agreement - Armenian Security Council

YEREVAN. Sept 15 (Interfax) - Armenia and Azerbaijan have reached a ceasefire agreement, Secretary of the Armenian Security Council Armen Grigoryan said.

"Thanks to the international community's involvement, an agreement on establishing a ceasefire from 8:00 p.m. on September 14 was reached. We hope that Azerbaijan will abide by this agreement," Grigoryan told Armenia's Public Television.

At the same time, Grigoryan denied the presence of any document or accord being prepared to be signed with Azerbaijan.

Furthermore, the Armenian Security Council secretary believes that the goal of the Yerevan rally organizers, who claimed that Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan has signed some document with Azerbaijan, is to destabilize the political situation inside Armenia.

"This is a rally of the fifth column, whose goal is to weaken Armenia's statehood. Certain groups are trying to organize a rally with the aim of destabilizing the internal political situation, because if these rallies are not seeking to bolster domestic support, then they are doing harm to Armenia, beyond any doubt. These groups are trying to weaken Armenia. They are receiving orders from different places," Grigoryan said.

"The aim of Azerbaijan's aggression is to weaken Armenia and to force it to agree to certain concessions," he said.

"There are numerous issues on this agenda, but the main one is the sovereignty of Armenia. They wish to destroy Armenia's statehood, and Azerbaijan is happily taking part in this process. Some people are participating in it as well. Thanks to our army and the state's reaction, the fulfillment of this grand plan was thwarted, after which certain groups are trying to spark processes inside Armenia," he said.

The goal of Azerbaijan's actions and the rallies in Yerevan "is to bring Armenia to a situation where the country will cease to exist and will become part of some other country," Grigoryan said.