Putin says agreements on Nagorno-Karabakh being observed
The agreements on Nagorno-Karabakh are being observed, and the situation in the region is stabilizing, Russian President Vladimir Putin said.
Putin said Russia has made the most active efforts to help cease hostilities between its two friendly countries and induce them to find compromise solutions.
"Thanks to our mediation, on November 9, agreements were reached on a complete ceasefire and the deployment of a Russian peacekeeping contingent in Nagorno-Karabakh. All this is reflected in a trilateral statement signed by the Presidents of Russia, Azerbaijan and the Prime Minister of Armenia," the Russian leader said.
He stressed the importance of observing these agreements. "The hostilities have been completely stopped, the situation is stabilizing. Thus, conditions have been created for a lasting and full-scale settlement of the crisis, and on a fair basis, in the interests of both the Azerbaijani and Armenian peoples," Putin added.
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.