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media captionWhat a peace deal means for Nagorno-Karabakh
Armenia, Azerbaijan and Russia have signed an agreement to end military conflict over the disputed enclave of Nagorno-Karabakh.
Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan called the deal "incredibly painful both for me and both for our people".
It follows six weeks of fighting between Azerbaijan and ethnic Armenians.
The region is internationally recognised as Azerbaijani but has been run by ethnic Armenians since 1994.
A Russian-brokered truce was signed at the end of the war in the early 1990s but there was no peace deal.
Although both sides took steps to reduce tensions last year, fighting erupted at the end of September and several attempts to end the conflict failed.
The new ceasefire agreement prompted anger in Armenia, as protesters stormed the parliament, beating up the speaker and reportedly looting the prime minister's office.
What has been agreed?
The peace deal, which was signed by Russian President Vladimir Putin, Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev and Armenia's prime minister, took effect on Tuesday from 01:00 local time (21:00 GMT Monday).
Under the deal, Azerbaijan will hold on to areas of Nagorno-Karabakh that it has taken during the conflict. Armenia has also agreed to withdraw from several other adjacent areas over the next few weeks.
The BBC's Orla Guerin in Baku says that, overall, the deal should be read as a victory for Azerbaijan and a defeat for Armenia.
During a televised online address, President Putin said that Russian peacekeepers would be deployed to patrol the front line.
Russia's defence ministry confirmed that 1,960 personnel would be involved and reports said planes had left an airbase at Ulyanovsk on Tuesday carrying peacekeepers and armoured personnel carriers to Karabakh. Part of their role will be to guard the "Lachin corridor", which links the Karabakh capital, Stepanakert, to Armenia.
Turkey will also take part in the peacekeeping process, according to Azerbaijan's president, who joined President Putin during the address.

media captionArmenians on the front line in Nagorno-Karabakh
President Putin said the agreement would include an exchange of war prisoners, with "all economical and transport contacts to be unblocked."
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Jubilant scenes in Azerbaijan
By Orla Guerin, BBC News, Baku
There is a mood of national celebration in Baku. At Martyrs' Alley - a memorial to Azerbaijan's fallen soldiers - there are surging crowds among a sea of flags.
There is a real sense here that a key victory has been achieved after a very long fight. Groups are breaking out in chants and singing the national anthem.
People take part in celebrations in a street following the signing of a deal to end the military conflict over the Nagorno-Karabakh region in Baku
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image captionThere were street celebrations in Baku in response to the peace deal
Two young students are holding a homemade sign that reads: "Tell the world we are coming home." It is a home they have never seen. Their parents were driven from Nagorno-Karabakh almost 30 years ago, but now they intend to move there to build a new life.
Asked if they could imagine living side by side with Armenians, one replied that this might take decades. "Our children may see this," she told me.
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How have leaders reacted?
President Aliyev said the agreement was of "historic importance," and amounted to a "capitulation" by Armenia.
A still image taken from video footage published 20 October 2020 on the official website of the Azerbaijan's Defence Ministry shows allegedly artillery units of the Azerbaijani army fire during military combat with forces of the Nagorno-Karabakh
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image captionArmenian separatist forces have steadily lost territory to Azerbaijan since fighting broke out
Armenia's prime minister said that his decision had been based on "deep analyses of the combat situation and in discussion with best experts of the field".
"This is not a victory but there is not defeat until you consider yourself defeated," Mr Pashinyan said.
People storm government headquarters in Yerevan 10 November 2020
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image captionIn protest at the deal, large crowds stormed the government headquarters in Yerevan
The Armenian leader in Nagorno-Karabakh, Arayik Harutyunyan, said a ceasefire had been unavoidable after the loss of Karabakh's second biggest town, Shusha (known as Shushi in Armenian).
Battles were already taking place on the outskirts of Karabakh's main city, Stepanakert, and if the conflict had continued the whole of Karabakh would have been lost, he said on Facebook. "We would have far more losses," he said.
In the Armenian capital Yerevan, a large crowd gathered to protest against the agreement, according to local media. They broke into parliament and government buildings, shouting "We will not give it up."
Protesters ransacked the prime minister's official residence and Mr Pashinyan said they "stole a computer, a clock, perfume, drivers licence and other items".
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Defeat sparks crisis in Armenia
By Yuri Vendik, BBC Russian, Yerevan
It was a night of unrest and upset in Armenia's capital, where crowds of protesters stormed government buildings and the country's parliament.
But by Tuesday morning, that anger appeared to have died down.
Leading politicians, with the exception of Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan, are in talks to find a way out of this deep crisis. And this is a crisis: the defeat in Nagorno-Karabakh is a devastating one
The protesters who gathered here overnight accused the government of betrayal. They believed the fighting should have continued until the end and they were confident of victory.
But in Nagorno-Karabakh itself there was no such optimism. The leadership of the enclave earlier admitted that, had the fighting continued, the main city of Stepanakert would have been lost within days.
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What's happened during the conflict?
The Armenians steadily lost territory and significantly over the weekend Azerbaijani forces took over Shusha.
Azerbaijan also admitted to mistakenly shooting down a Russian military helicopter over Armenia, killing two crew members and injuring a third.
People attend the funeral of seven-year-old Aysu Iskenderova who was killed on 27 October allegedly by Armenian shelling, in the village of Garayusifli near Barda, Azerbaijan, 28 October 2020. Armed clashes erupted on 27 September 2020 in the simmering territorial conflict between Azerbaijan and Armenia over the Nagorno-Karabakh territory along the contact line of the self-proclaimed Nagorno-Karabakh Republic
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image captionBoth sides have accused each other of shelling civilian areas
It is unclear exactly how many have died. Both sides deny targeting civilians but accuse the other of doing so.
Nagorno-Karabakh's authorities say nearly 1,200 of its defence forces have died in the fighting, and civilians have also been killed or injured.
Azerbaijan has not released its military casualty figures but has said more than 80 civilians were killed in the fighting - including 21 in a missile strike on the town of Barda last month.
Russian President Vladimir Putin said last month that almost 5,000 people had been killed in the fighting.
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What ties does Russia have to both sides?
Russia has a military base in Armenia, and the two countries are members of the Moscow-led Collective Security Treaty Organization.
The treaty envisages Russia's military support if Armenia is attacked - but it does not include Nagorno-Karabakh or the other Azerbaijani regions around it seized by Armenian forces.
At the same time, Moscow also has strong ties to Azerbaijan, which is being openly backed by Turkey, a Nato member. Russia has been selling weapons to both Armenia and Azerbaijan.
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Supposedly, according to the deal, a large bit of the occupied territory will be ceded to Azerbaijan, and it will bring the war to an end. It comes after Azerbaijan took control of the second largest city, Shushi, in Karabagh, just two to four days ago.

The Azan was sounded in Shushi for the first time after nearly three decades.

 
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Armenia, Azerbaijan and Russia sign Nagorno-Karabakh peace deal
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media captionWhat a peace deal means for Nagorno-Karabakh
Armenia, Azerbaijan and Russia have signed an agreement to end military conflict over the disputed enclave of Nagorno-Karabakh.
Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan called the deal "incredibly painful both for me and both for our people".
It follows six weeks of fighting between Azerbaijan and ethnic Armenians.
The region is internationally recognised as Azerbaijani but has been run by ethnic Armenians since 1994.
A Russian-brokered truce was signed at the end of the war in the early 1990s but there was no peace deal.
Although both sides took steps to reduce tensions last year, fighting erupted at the end of September and several attempts to end the conflict failed.
The new ceasefire agreement prompted anger in Armenia, as protesters stormed the parliament, beating up the speaker and reportedly looting the prime minister's office.
What has been agreed?
The peace deal, which was signed by Russian President Vladimir Putin, Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev and Armenia's prime minister, took effect on Tuesday from 01:00 local time (21:00 GMT Monday).
Under the deal, Azerbaijan will hold on to areas of Nagorno-Karabakh that it has taken during the conflict. Armenia has also agreed to withdraw from several other adjacent areas over the next few weeks.
The BBC's Orla Guerin in Baku says that, overall, the deal should be read as a victory for Azerbaijan and a defeat for Armenia.
During a televised online address, President Putin said that Russian peacekeepers would be deployed to patrol the front line.
Russia's defence ministry confirmed that 1,960 personnel would be involved and reports said planes had left an airbase at Ulyanovsk on Tuesday carrying peacekeepers and armoured personnel carriers to Karabakh. Part of their role will be to guard the "Lachin corridor", which links the Karabakh capital, Stepanakert, to Armenia.
Turkey will also take part in the peacekeeping process, according to Azerbaijan's president, who joined President Putin during the address.

media captionArmenians on the front line in Nagorno-Karabakh
President Putin said the agreement would include an exchange of war prisoners, with "all economical and transport contacts to be unblocked."
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Jubilant scenes in Azerbaijan
By Orla Guerin, BBC News, Baku
There is a mood of national celebration in Baku. At Martyrs' Alley - a memorial to Azerbaijan's fallen soldiers - there are surging crowds among a sea of flags.
There is a real sense here that a key victory has been achieved after a very long fight. Groups are breaking out in chants and singing the national anthem.
People take part in celebrations in a street following the signing of a deal to end the military conflict over the Nagorno-Karabakh region in Baku
image copyrightReuters
image captionThere were street celebrations in Baku in response to the peace deal
Two young students are holding a homemade sign that reads: "Tell the world we are coming home." It is a home they have never seen. Their parents were driven from Nagorno-Karabakh almost 30 years ago, but now they intend to move there to build a new life.
Asked if they could imagine living side by side with Armenians, one replied that this might take decades. "Our children may see this," she told me.
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How have leaders reacted?
President Aliyev said the agreement was of "historic importance," and amounted to a "capitulation" by Armenia.
A still image taken from video footage published 20 October 2020 on the official website of the Azerbaijan's Defence Ministry shows allegedly artillery units of the Azerbaijani army fire during military combat with forces of the Nagorno-Karabakh's Defence Ministry shows allegedly artillery units of the Azerbaijani army fire during military combat with forces of the Nagorno-Karabakh
image copyrightEPA
image captionArmenian separatist forces have steadily lost territory to Azerbaijan since fighting broke out
Armenia's prime minister said that his decision had been based on "deep analyses of the combat situation and in discussion with best experts of the field".
"This is not a victory but there is not defeat until you consider yourself defeated," Mr Pashinyan said.
People storm government headquarters in Yerevan 10 November 2020
image copyrightReuters
image captionIn protest at the deal, large crowds stormed the government headquarters in Yerevan
The Armenian leader in Nagorno-Karabakh, Arayik Harutyunyan, said a ceasefire had been unavoidable after the loss of Karabakh's second biggest town, Shusha (known as Shushi in Armenian).
Battles were already taking place on the outskirts of Karabakh's main city, Stepanakert, and if the conflict had continued the whole of Karabakh would have been lost, he said on Facebook. "We would have far more losses," he said.
In the Armenian capital Yerevan, a large crowd gathered to protest against the agreement, according to local media. They broke into parliament and government buildings, shouting "We will not give it up."
Protesters ransacked the prime minister's official residence and Mr Pashinyan said they "stole a computer, a clock, perfume, drivers licence and other items".
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Defeat sparks crisis in Armenia
By Yuri Vendik, BBC Russian, Yerevan
It was a night of unrest and upset in Armenia's capital, where crowds of protesters stormed government buildings and the country's parliament.
But by Tuesday morning, that anger appeared to have died down.
Leading politicians, with the exception of Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan, are in talks to find a way out of this deep crisis. And this is a crisis: the defeat in Nagorno-Karabakh is a devastating one
The protesters who gathered here overnight accused the government of betrayal. They believed the fighting should have continued until the end and they were confident of victory.
But in Nagorno-Karabakh itself there was no such optimism. The leadership of the enclave earlier admitted that, had the fighting continued, the main city of Stepanakert would have been lost within days.
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What's happened during the conflict?
The Armenians steadily lost territory and significantly over the weekend Azerbaijani forces took over Shusha.
Azerbaijan also admitted to mistakenly shooting down a Russian military helicopter over Armenia, killing two crew members and injuring a third.
People attend the funeral of seven-year-old Aysu Iskenderova who was killed on 27 October allegedly by Armenian shelling, in the village of Garayusifli near Barda, Azerbaijan, 28 October 2020. Armed clashes erupted on 27 September 2020 in the simmering territorial conflict between Azerbaijan and Armenia over the Nagorno-Karabakh territory along the contact line of the self-proclaimed Nagorno-Karabakh Republic
image copyrightEPA
image captionBoth sides have accused each other of shelling civilian areas
It is unclear exactly how many have died. Both sides deny targeting civilians but accuse the other of doing so.
Nagorno-Karabakh's authorities say nearly 1,200 of its defence forces have died in the fighting, and civilians have also been killed or injured.
Azerbaijan has not released its military casualty figures but has said more than 80 civilians were killed in the fighting - including 21 in a missile strike on the town of Barda last month.
Russian President Vladimir Putin said last month that almost 5,000 people had been killed in the fighting.
Presentational grey line

What ties does Russia have to both sides?
Russia has a military base in Armenia, and the two countries are members of the Moscow-led Collective Security Treaty Organization.
The treaty envisages Russia's military support if Armenia is attacked - but it does not include Nagorno-Karabakh or the other Azerbaijani regions around it seized by Armenian forces.
At the same time, Moscow also has strong ties to Azerbaijan, which is being openly backed by Turkey, a Nato member. Russia has been selling weapons to both Armenia and Azerbaijan.
Nagorno-Karabakh conflict map


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Supposedly, according to the deal, a large bit of the occupied territory will be ceded to Azerbaijan, and it will bring the war to an end. It comes after Azerbaijan took control of the second largest city, Shushi, in Karabagh, just two to four days ago.

The Azan was sounded in Shushi for the first time after nearly three decades.


Armenia will arm itself to teeth now...
 

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What will happen to all those losers who were claiming that Russia will back Armenia and destroy Azerbaijan. I feel pity for the miserable lot who were wishing for Armenian victory. Have to say Azerbaijan crushed the living shit out of Armenians with Turkish backing. Job well done.
Armenia will arm itself to teeth now...
There will be no arming for a while bcz they now know Russian isnt coming to bail them out again. More than physical crushing defeat they have lost mentally evident by silence of their twitter and Facebook media cell. Armenians had ego the size of mount Everest which is now crushed.
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Guess the mental conditions of our neighborhood.. :rofl:
This is old news now they have new French Abba jaan on twitter. Right now Indians are worshiping French.
 
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Azerbaijan was gaining more and more territory as the days were passing, then why they agreed to stop the war?
 

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Armenia will arm itself to teeth now...
Lol. The war is over for them even if they come back 20-30 years in the future they won't achieve anything. Turkey has a defense treaty with Azerbaijan everything taken by Azerbaijan is within Azeri land and if Azeri land is attacked it triggers the defense treaty with Turkey.

Azerbaijan keeps it's sovereignity intact in the present day or in the future
 

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It was expected. Armenia stood no real chance in this conflict, they had no real big power backing them per se. While Azerbaijan played it's cards right by making sure they forged good Cordial ties with Israel, Turkey and even Russia. Without counting the presence of Syrian mercenaries who came to fight for Azerbaïdjan as well. Armenia by contrast was poorly armed, and isolated with no real backer. I'm even surprised they lasted this long. Lol
This should be a lesson to other countries(yes Iran I'm looking at you) to Always make sure you have a big power by your side who fully backs you or better still if you can have more than one it's even better. 😁. It helps a lot in times of need 😁. Moreover Armenia needs to review it's defence and rearm it's military properly. They are outmatched and outclassed in every field by Azerbaijan in terms of military equipment. This deal is the best they could have gotten. Else they might have lost the entire region in my opinion. Lol
 
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What will happen to all those losers who were claiming that Russia will back Armenia and destroy Azerbaijan. I feel pity for the miserable lot who were wishing for Armenian victory. Have to say Azerbaijan crushed the living shit out of Armenians with Turkish backing. Job well done.


There will be no arming for a while bcz they now know Russian isnt coming to bail them out again. More than physical crushing defeat they have lost mentally evident by silence of their twitter and Facebook media cell. Armenians had ego the size of mount Everest which is now crushed.


This is old news now they have new French Abba jaan on twitter. Right now Indians are worshiping French.
The stupid armenia invited the american and anger Russia. I have say much earlier but many refused to believe and keep claiming Russian will help armenia. Russia is intact neutral and friendly to azerbaijan too.
Can Someone clarify if Khankhendi will fall under Baku's control under this deal?
Doesn't matter. The fact azerbaijan can keep their recapture lands more or less confirmed their victory. Remember , it's a cease fire and not permanent border deal.
 

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