The participants of the nationwide movement in Artsakh gathered near the places of deployment of the peacekeeping troops of the Russian Federation. Artsakh State Minister Gurgen Nersisyan made a statement. “We are here now and want to present our just and reasonable demand to the Russia peacekeeping forces. Our demand is pretty clear, namely the unblocking of the road connecting us with Armenia and the protection of the intelligent and educated genes of the Armenian people.”
As the state minister noted, their aim is to inform the Russian peacekeepers that the chief beneficiary of the tripartite statement of November 9, 2020, is the people of Artsakh.
“If one of the parties of the tripartite statement refuses to take on its responsibilities, people of Artsakh don’t have to bear all the severe consequences followed by that. We have gathered here to let you know on behalf of thousands of our brothers and sisters that it is not nice to see helicopters fly in the sky every day while Artsakh is in blockade,” noted Nersisyan.
The state minister noted that he would meet with some of the commanders of the Russian peacekeeping troops and promised that further updates would follow the meeting.
In response to the state minister’s call, the residents of Askeran region put up tents near the places of deployment of the Russian peacekeeping troops.
“We will wait until our demands are met,” the state minister noted.
A decision was made to continue the rally in Stepanakert’s
Revival Square after the meeting, in order to announce their future actions and
the details of the meeting with the command of the Russian peacekeeping troops.