February 23rd According to a report by the Russian Sputnik Network on the 22nd, Armenian Defense Minister Wagarshak Arutyunyan recently said that the Asian side looks forward to achieving long-term peace in the Nagorno Karabakh region through joint efforts with Russia.
According to reports, Arutyunyan pointed out that Russia’s military presence in the region successfully achieved a ceasefire between the two sides of the Nagorno Karabakh conflict and subsequently directly prevented a humanitarian disaster.
Arutyunian believes that through joint efforts with Russia, long-term peace in the Nagorno Karabakh region will be achieved.
The Nagorno Karabakh is located in southwest Azerbaijan. Most of the residents are ethnic Armenians.
After the collapse of the Soviet Union, Azerbaijan and Armenia have been in a state of hostility due to the ownership of the Nagorno Karabakh for a long time.
In September 2020, fierce clashes broke out between the two sides, causing a large number of deaths and injuries.
On November 9, 2020, Russia, Azerbaijan and Armenia signed a statement announcing that from 00:00 Moscow time on November 10, 2020, the Nagorno Karabakh region will be fully ceasefired and all military operations in the region will be stopped.