Everyone knew that war would start one day. This was announced by Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan at Tuesday’s session of the National Assembly of Armenia—and answering the questions of the MPs.
"After the 44-day [Artsakh] war [in the fall of 2020], I was asked the same question thousands of times: ‘What did you do to stop the war?’ However, no one asked, ‘Did you do something to win the war?’" Pashinyan noted.
Moreover, according to the PM, he was sincerely waiting for that question.
"Everyone knew that war would start one day. They were saying: ‘As soon as it starts, we will stop [it] immediately.’ But how? How were you going to stop [it] if you didn't have the will and you didn't build the relevant institutions that keep the same will?" asked Pashinyan.
Azerbaijan opened fire early hours on Tuesday near the Armenian borders. The reports have been confirmed by the Armenian defense ministry spokesperson who said that the adversary also used UAVs. The Armenian side has casualties and wounded. The Armenian death toll has reached 49. The defense ministry said it will regularly issue official reports on the situation developments.