The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Artsakh has issued a statement in connection with the anniversary of the end of the 44-day war.

We present parts from the statement․ “A year ago, in 2020, on November 9, with the  efforts of the Russian Federation, a trilateral statement was signed by the President of Russia, the Prime Minister of Armenia and the President of Azerbaijan. It made it possible to put an end to the 44-day armed aggression of Azerbaijan against  Artsakh with the direct military participation of Turkey, international mercenaries and terrorists from the Middle East. As a result of the 44-day destructive aggression, Azerbaijan occupied a significant part of the territories of the Republic of Artsakh, including the historical and cultural center Shushi city. During the fighting, the Azerbaijani army committed many war crimes.

Moreover, the use of force cannot abolish one of the fundamental principles of international law, the equal rights and self-determination of peoples, enshrined in the UN Charter and other fundamental international documents. The position of the official Stepanakert and the will of the people of Artsakh remain unchanged. Artsakh will never be part of Azerbaijan.