Armenian Defense Ministry assures it will comply with Karabakh deal

Armenian Defense Ministry assures it will comply with Karabakh deal

The Armenian Defense Ministry said on Tuesday that it would abide by the terms of the Nagorno-Karabakh ceasefire agreement.

"The Defense Ministry of the Republic of Armenia declares that as of 05:00 on November 10 the Armed Forces of the Republic of Armenia, along with the Russian Armed Forces, will abide by the terms of the trilateral agreement reached by Armenian Prime Minister [Nikol Pashinyan] and Presidents of Azerbaijan and Russia [Ilham Aliyev and Vladimir Putin] on ending the war in Nagorno-Karabakh," the ministry said in a statement posted on its website.

On November 9, Russian President Vladimir Putin, Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev and Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan signed a joint statement on a complete ceasefire in Nagorno-Karabakh. The Russian leader said the Azerbaijani and Armenian sides would remain on the positions they hold and Russian peacekeepers would be deployed to the region. Besides, Armenia and Azerbaijan should carry out the exchange of prisoners of war and the bodies of those killed. Aghdam region will be returned to Azerbaijan before November 20, Kelbajar region - before November 15, Lachin region - before December 1.

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