Azerbaijan Defense Minister met with Commander of Russian peacekeeping forces

Azerbaijan Defense Minister met with Commander of Russian peacekeeping forces

Minister of Defense of Azerbaijan Colonel General Zakir Hasanov has met with Lieutenant General Rustam Muradov, the Commander of the Russian peacekeeping forces to be deployed in the operational zone in accordance with a joint statement by the Presidents of Azerbaijan, Russia, and the prime minister of Armenia.

During the meeting, the issues of organization and implementation of a peacekeeping mission were discussed.

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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