Emmanuel Macron admits Karabakh is Azerbaijani territory
French President Emmanuel Macron acknowledged that Nagorno-Karabakh is Azerbaijani territory.
"According to international law, Nagorno-Karabakh and other regions are recognized as Azerbaijani territory by the United Nations. Therefore, if there is no desire for a sovereign state, do not interfere in this issue," Macron said.
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. Later, Baku gave Yerevan postponement for troops withdrawal from Kelbajar until November 25.