The Armenian parliament canceled the martial law that was introduced in the country =in late September last year due to the hostilities in Nagorno-Karabakh. The corresponding decision was made at a meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers of the republic, Radio Azatuyun reports.
"Today, the members of the Armenian parliament canceled the martial law regime that had been in force in the country since the beginning of the war in Nagorno-Karabakh on September 27," the message says.
118 MPs voted for the abolition of martial law, one against, and one more abstained.
The escalation in Nagorno-Karabakh began on September 27, when the Azerbaijani side fired at settlements, as well as military units in Karabakh. Then the motorized rifle and tank units of the Azerbaijani army went on the offensive in the northern, southern and southeastern directions. The Armenian government has declared martial law in the country.
On November 9, Armenia and Azerbaijan signed an agreement to end the conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh. As a guarantee, about 1,960 Russian peacekeepers with armored vehicles were supposed to be brought into the region for at least five years. However, soon the Ministry of Defense of Armenia announced the offensive of Azerbaijani troops in the region of Old Tagar and Khtsarberd (south of Karabakh). Already on December 12, Azerbaijan and Armenia accused each other of violating the ceasefire regime.
Later, Armenian Foreign Minister Ara Ayvazyan stated that one of the main priorities of Armenia in the policy on Nagorno-Karabakh is the return of the territories occupied by Azerbaijan.