Russian peacekeepers control handover of Kalbajar region to Azerbaijan (VIDEO)

Russian peacekeepers control handover of Kalbajar region to Azerbaijan (VIDEO)

Russian peacekeepers controlled the process of handover of the Kalbajar region to the Azerbaijani side, the Russian Defense Ministry said.

"Servicemen of the Russian peacekeeping contingent ensured security of the civilian population and organized the district’s transfer," the ministry noted.

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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