Putin discusses Karabakh with leaders of Azerbaijan and Armenia

Putin discusses Karabakh with leaders of Azerbaijan and Armenia

Russian President Vladimir Putin had separate phone talks with Azerbaijani and Armenian leaders, Ilham Aliyev and Nikol Pashinyan, to discuss the situation in Nagorno-Karabakh, according to Kremlin. 

"The sides discussed issues of the implementation of the provisions of the joint statement of the Azerbaijani and Russian presidents and the Armenian prime minister and expressed satisfaction with the lasting ceasefire and the establishment of close contacts between the command of the Russian peacekeeping mission and Azerbaijan’s relevant structures," TASS cited the statement as saying.

According to the press service, the two heads of state also discussed issues of humanitarian assistance to the Azerbaijani and Armenian population. Apart from that, the presidents touched upon the topic of the construction of transport infrastructure and opening of transport services in line with the corresponding provisions of the joint 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. Later, Baku gave Yerevan postponement for troops withdrawal from Kelbajar until November 25.