Statement of the President of the Republic Armen Sarkissian
On December 12, violating the ceasefire announced on November 9, the armed forces of Azerbaidjan occupied the village of Hin Tagher in the Hadrut region of Artsakh and advanced towards the village of Khtsaberd in the same region.
Until now, the relevant departments of the Government of the Republic of Armenia have not properly presented the situation and the actions taken by the Armenian side.
Taking into account the situation, the President of the Republic has applied to the RA Ministries of Defense and Foreign Affairs to immediately present the situation in Artsakh to the public, as well as the actions taken by the Armenian side to effectively protect the mentioned settlements and maintain the ceasefire.
At the same time, the President of the Republic applied to the RA National Assembly to urgently convene a special sitting of the National Assembly, which will examine the causes of the situation in the Hadrut region and the ways of its solution.
Highly appreciating the ceasefire reached on November 9 through the mediation of the President of the Russian Federation, and its maintainance, the President of the Republic also reminds that by the decision of the Supreme Council of the Republic of Armenia adopted on July 8, 1992, the Republic of Armenia must consistently support the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic and protect the rights of its population.