Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan explained in an interview to Rossiya Segodnya Director General Dmitry Kiselev how he sees the situation, the number of casualties Yerevan has taken and commented on the presence of foreign mercenaries in the region. He also spoke about who is behind the current aggravation of the conflict and why, what compromises the Armenian side is ready to make and what it will not accept under any circumstances.
Dmitry Kiselev: Good afternoon, Mr Prime Minister. We appreciate you agreeing to answer our questions at this difficult time for Armenia and the world. How do you evaluate the results of the combat operations since 27 September? What are the losses of the sides, and how many prisoners are there?
Nikol Pashinyan: The situation is very tense. There are a lot of losses on both sides. The Self-Defence Army of Nagorno-Karabakh is holding the line, organising the defence, and I can assess the situation as quite difficult.
Dmitry Kiselev: In other words, it is not yet possible to estimate the losses of the parties and the number of prisoners?
Nikol Pashinyan: Many experts say that this is a war of unprecedented proportions in the 21st century. Because it involves all kinds of weapons: tanks, drones, aircraft and helicopters, armoured vehicles, artillery, rocket artillery and so on. And a lot of soldiers and troops are involved in these military activities. I mean that very large-scale and fierce battles are going on, and at the moment, the…