In Azerbaijan, Aliyev said the agreement was “historic” and Armenia was forced to negotiate because of Azerbaijan`s military successes. Russia`s deal is a page and contains many unanswered questions and potential pitfalls. The brutality with which this happened dates back to the ruthless politics of the great power at the turn of the twentieth century. Al Jazeera`s Osama bin Javaid, who reported on Azerbaijan`s capital Baku, said news of the deal had brought people to the streets to celebrate despite a curfew. The agreement provides for armenia to return some areas on the outskirts of the Nagorno-Karabakh region, while Azerbaijan will stop its advance towards Stepanakert, he added. “Personally, I made a very difficult decision for myself and for all of us,” said Mr. Pashinyan in a statement posted online, describing the ceasefire conditions as “incredibly painful for me and for our people.” In a video speech, Aliyev Pashinjan mocaled himself and said he signed the agreement because of his “iron fist”. Under the agreement, the two belligerents undertook to exchange prisoners of war and the dead. In addition, the Armenian armed forces are expected to withdraw from the territories occupied by Armenia around Nagorno-Karabakh by 1 December.
A Russian peacekeeping force of about 2,000 Russian ground forces is expected to be deployed in the region for at least five years, with one of its tasks being the protection of the Lachin corridor linking Armenia to the Nagorno-Karabakh region. In addition, Armenia pledged to “guarantee” the safe passage between the Azerbaijani mainland and its enclave of Nachitchevan by a land strip in the Armenian province of Syunik. The Russian FSB border forces would exercise control over transport communications.    The agreement also provides for the establishment of transport links through Armenia linking Azerbaijan to its western enclave of Nachitchévan, surrounded by Armenia, Iran and Turkey. Following the signing of the agreement and the dispatch of Russian peacekeeping forces, a memorandum was signed by the Russian and Turkish defense ministers on the establishment of a joint Russian-Turkish observation center in Azerbaijan.  However, Russia insisted that Turkey`s participation be limited to remote exploitation from the observation center on Azerbaijani soil and that Turkish peacekeeping forces not go to Nagorno-Karabakh.   In the Armenian capital, Yerevan, according to local media, a large crowd gathered to protest the deal. They broke into Parliament and government buildings and shouted, “We will not give up.” The new ceasefire agreement angered Armenia when protesters stormed parliament, beat the spokesman and reportedly looted the prime minister`s office. Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev hailed the deal as a victory for his country and a defeat for Armenia, saying Baku`s military success had allowed it to gain the upper hand to end the three decades of devout occupation of its territory. President Aliyev said the agreement was of “historic significance” and was working on Armenia`s “capitulation.” “The Minsk trio must learn from this process, especially France.
Biased statements will be made even after the ceasefire,” he said. The agreement (“Statement by the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, the Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia and the President of the Russian Federation”) states that the agreement was “the best possible solution to the current situation”. . . .