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YEREVAN. – We did not have a failure in diplomacy. Newly appointed Minister of Foreign Affairs Ara Aivazian said in a briefing with reporters, after Thursday’s Cabinet session of the government of Armenia

"We had a failure on the battlefield, and it must be assessed correctly because our heroes were resisting against disproportionate forces. Now our task is to do everything possible to stabilize the situation," he added.

Referring to the rumors circulating about him, Aivazian said that people who know him know what kind of person he is. "If I have taken this responsibility, then first of all I find that this is our duty. Today, when the issue is transferred to the field of diplomacy, it is the duty of all of us to do our best and find a dignified solution; this is our duty to our soldiers," he stressed.

And to the question whether there is a positive point for Armenia in the signed trilateral statement, the FM said that the positive thing was that the war was stopped.

On November 9, Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan, Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev, and Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a joint statement on a complete cessation of hostilities— which Azerbaijan had launched on September 27—in and around Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh). Accordingly, Russian peacekeepers are deployed in the region to monitor the implementation of the ceasefire and the cessation of hostilities. But this statement also stipulates the handover of part of Artsakh lands to Azerbaijan. 

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