The prime minister of Armenia, Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan, signed the cease-fire agreement in the presence of Russian President Vladimir Putin and President Ilham Aliyev, who is the Azerbaijan president.
Over 20% of Azerbaijan’s territory has been under illegal Armenian occupation for nearly three decades and relations between the two former Soviet republics over Nagorno-Karabakh have remained tense since 1991.
However, fresh clashes broke out on September 27. Since then, Armenia has repeatedly attacked Azerbaijani civilians and forces, even violating three humanitarian cease-fire agreements.
While the Azerbaijanis celebrate their victory over Armenia, the Armenians are not taking it well. The Armenia president, in a post on Facebook, expressed his pain at the loss and appealed to fellow Armenians to understand the decision he had to make.
News of the cease-fire, did not please many Armenians, as hundreds of protesters stormed their parliament building, taking the seats of parliamentarians and shouting “resign!” or “out!”. They proceeded to lynch the speaker of the parliament who was then rushed to the hospital.