Armenian PM Pashinyan: "There will be war by the end of the week"

Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan visited the highly contested village of Voskepar this Tuesday. Pashinyan spoke to the village residents, commenting on current situation with Azerbaijan.

Publication: 19.03.2024 - 15:58
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Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan said that “by the end of the week” a new war with Azerbaijan could break out if the republic does not discuss the delimitation and demarcation of the border, as reported by Sputnik on Tuesday.

"This means there will be a war at the end of the week. And I know what will happen at the end of this war," said Pashinyan during a meeting with residents of the village of Voskepar, Tavush region. One of the villages contested between Azerbaijan and Armenia.

"Then, when we meet again, you will say: 'We are simple villagers, we had no information, but you knew everything.'"

Pashinyan was quoted saying that "Armenia cannot allow a war with Azerbaijan", so it is "necessary to adjust the border."

Pashinyan said that "there is a real opportunity” to begin the process of delimitation and demarcation of the border between the two nations, that have been involved in the conflict for over a century.

Earlier in March, Baku demanded that Yerevan frees eight villages on the border that Azerbaijan considers occupied.

This is not the first time Pashinyan spoke about the prospects of another war with Azerbaijan. In February, the Armenian Prime Minister said at a government meeting: "Our analysis shows that Azerbaijan wants to launch military action in some parts of the border with the prospect of turning military escalation into a full-scale war against Armenia."