Shoigu and Akara discuss settlement of Karabakh conflict

Shoigu and Akara discuss settlement of Karabakh conflict

Russian Defense Minister, General of the Army Sergei Shoigu held the second telephone talks within 24 hours with Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar, the Russian Defense Ministry said.

"The parties discussed the settlement of the situation in the Nagorno-Karabakh region," TASS cited the ministry as saying.

The Russian defense minister has already talked to Akar over phone the day before. Then the parties discussed the situation in the Nagorno-Karabakh region, as well as in Syria.

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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