Moscow believes Donbass situation won’t flare up following Karabakh events

Moscow believes Donbass situation won’t flare up following Karabakh events

The Nagorno-Karabakh conflict does not give reason to expect an aggravation of the situation in Donbass, another region in the post-Soviet space, Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Wednesday.

Answering the question of whether the situation in Nagorno-Karabakh gives reason to expect an aggravation of the situation in Donbass as well as attempts by Kiev to regain control over the region, the Kremlin representative said: "It doesn’t."

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.

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