Moscow, November 18 (Reporter Wu Gang) On the 18th, Russian Foreign Intelligence Agency Director Naryshkin said that some Western countries are attempting to undermine the ceasefire agreement reached in the Nagorno-Karabakh (Naka) region.
The Russian News Agency Today quoted Naryshkin as saying that some Western countries incited Armenia and Azerbaijan to restart fighting in the Naka region. They told the Armenian side, “The ceasefire in the Naka region is a complete failure for Armenia, and military means must be used to achieve the final victory.” They said to the Azerbaijani side, “Azerbaijan is only one step away from fully acquiring the Naka region. Russia stole their victory”.
Naryshkin pointed out that the actions (of these Western countries) show that the United States and its European partners have been sacrificing the interests of the people of other countries to satisfy their own interests. This time they sacrificed the interests of the people of Armenia and Azerbaijan.
On the 9th of this month, the leaders of Russia, Azerbaijan, and Armenia signed a statement announcing a complete ceasefire in the Naka region from 0:00 on the 10th Moscow time. According to the statement, Azerbaijan and Armenia will exchange prisoners of war, other detainees and the remains of the dead. The Russian side also deployed peacekeeping forces to the Naka region.
The Naka region is located in southwestern Azerbaijan, and its residents are mostly Armenians. After the disintegration of the Soviet Union, war broke out between Azerbaijan and Armenia over the ownership of the Naka region. In 1994, the two sides reached an agreement on a comprehensive ceasefire, but the two countries have been in a state of hostility over the Naqqa issue, and armed conflicts have occurred from time to time. On September 27 this year, a new round of conflict broke out between Azerbaijan and Armenia.