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Pashinyan explained why he refused to meet with Aliyev and Putin

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Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan said that he refused a trilateral meeting with the Presidents of Russia and Azerbaijan, Vladimir Putin and Ilham Aliyev, via videoconference on November 9, Interfax reports.

'There was an idea to hold an online meeting on November 9 (on the anniversary of the end of the war in Karabakh, during which the Armenian side was defeated - Ed). I said that this idea is problematic for us, since November 9 is a difficult day for us,' Pashinyan said at a videoconference for media.

He noted that he was ready to agree to a meeting on November 9, if it turned out that 'concrete decisions would be made, for example, the return of Armenian prisoners of war.'

'I said that in this case I would be ready to overcome the difficulty and severity of the day on November 9 and take part in the meeting. But when it turned out that such an agreement could not be reached at this meeting, I asked to postpone the meeting until November 15. Then there was a proposal to postpone the meeting to November 26 and in person, to which I agreed,' said Pashinyan.

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