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Oct 16, 2021
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Putin: Russian peacekeepers are the guarantor of the ceasefire regime in Nagorno-Karabakh

Russian peacekeepers are the guarantor of a truce in Nagorno-Karabakh, Russian President Vladimir Putin said, speaking at a meeting of the Council of CIS Heads of State. TASS reports.

The Russian leader explained that with the assistance of the peacekeeping contingent, humanitarian supplies are delivered, the territory is cleared, and medical assistance is provided to people.

“Tens of thousands of refugees, more than 52 thousand people, have returned to their homes,” Putin said.

The head of the Russian Federation also commented on the speeches of Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev and Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan on the situation in Karabakh and the role of Russian peacekeepers. According to the head of state, what the representatives of the two countries said is a confirmation of the “Russian wisdom” that “a bad peace is better than a good war, and any quarrel is red with peace.”

Last Tuesday, October 12, a meeting between Vladimir Putin and Nikol Pashinyan took place in Moscow. The main topic of the talks was the implementation of the agreements of the leaders of Armenia, Azerbaijan and Russia on Nagorno-Karabakh. In addition, the parties discussed issues of integration associations in the Eurasian space.

At the end of September 2020, 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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