Armenian prime minister Nikol Pashinyan has denied that there are any differences between his government and the leadership of the self-declared Nagorno-Karabakh Republic. In a live broadcast on his facebook page on Sunday night Pashinyan was quoted by the Armenian media as saying "Armenian and Artsakhian governments' ideas regarding the Nagorno Karabakh conflict settlement are identical"
Pashinyan said that recently it became common for some to manipulate information to suggest differences."I would like to say for the record that the ideas of the Armenian government and the Artsakhian government regarding the settlement of the Karabakh question are identical".
source; commonspace.eu with agencies
photo Nikol Pashinyan addressing a crowd in Stepanakert in August 2019
The events of 20 January marked the final break of Soviet power with the people of Azerbaijan. After 20 January the Communist Party was completely discredited. Azerbaijani statehood was restored by a decision of the Azerbaijani parliament on 18 October 1991 - although independence only followed the collapse of the USSR at the end of that year.
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