YEREVAN. – False information has appeared on news websites that Artur Baghdasaryan had allegedly met with Artur Vanetsyan, chairman of the Homeland party, and that allegedly some matters had been discussed; the opposition Homeland party of Armenia has noted this in a statement.
"We officially inform that Artur Vanetsyan and Artur Baghdasaryan are not personally acquainted; they have never met," the statement also reads.
Earlier, a statement was issued by Artur Baghdasaryan, former leader of the Rule of Law party and ex-Secretary of the National Security Council of Armenia, in which it was noted as follows in particular: "Yesterday, I met also with the chairman Artur Vanetsyan of the Homeland party, and discussed the formats of possible collaboration. I have decided to join the 17 [opposition] parties’ demand [for PM Nikol Pashinyan’s resignation], and call on all forces to unite around this agenda."
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.