Oct 16, 2021
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Aliyev and Pashinyan noted the special role of Putin in ending the war in Karabakh

Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev noted the special role of Russian President Vladimir Putin in ending hostilities in Karabakh, he stated this at a meeting of the Council of CIS Heads of State, which is being held in the format of a videoconference, TASS reports.

According to him, this made it possible to avoid thousands of casualties on both sides, and Aliyev also noted that the post-conflict period in the region is generally calm, the main problems remain the demining of territories and the restoration of destroyed infrastructure.

In turn, Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan said that Russia and personally its President Vladimir Putin played a decisive role in ending the military conflict. In addition, he proposed to strengthen the trilateral mechanisms for investigating incidents in Karabakh, since people continue to die on the Armenian-Azerbaijani border.

Earlier, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Armenian Foreign Minister Ararat Mirzoyan discussed the implementation of trilateral agreements on Nagorno-Karabakh, expressing a unanimous opinion that normalization of the situation would unblock economic communications in the South Caucasus.

At the end of September last year, military clashes began in Nagorno-Karabakh. On November 9, the leaders of Armenia, Azerbaijan and Russia signed a trilateral agreement to end hostilities. After that, Russian peacekeepers were brought into the territory of the contact line and the Lachin corridor of Karabakh.

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