Pompeo: U.S. welcomes cessation hostilities in Karabakh

Pompeo: U.S. welcomes cessation hostilities in Karabakh

The United States welcomes the cessation of hostilities in Nagorno-Karabakh, the statement of U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo reads.

"The United States welcomes the cessation of active hostilities between Armenia and Azerbaijan," the statement reads.

"In tandem with our diplomatic engagement, the United States is providing $5 million in humanitarian assistance to support the operations of the International Committee of the Red Cross and other international organization and non-governmental organization partners to assist people affected by the recent fighting," said the statement.

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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