Russian President Vladimir Putin stated on the 13th that fighting in the Nagorno-Karabakh (Naka) region caused more than 4,000 deaths and more than 8,000 injuries, including civilians. Tens of thousands have become refugees.
According to information published on the Kremlin website, Putin held a meeting with Russian Defense Minister Shoigu and Foreign Minister Lavrov on the same day to resolve humanitarian issues in the Naka region. Putin said that the ceasefire agreement signed on the 9th in the Naka region has stopped the bloodshed and stabilized the situation.
What is important now is to help civilians in the conflict zone suffering from war and chaos in the Naka region resume normal and peaceful lives. He also expressed the hope that the term “conflict” will no longer be used to accommodate the situation in the Qatar region.
The leaders of Russia, Azerbaijan and Armenia signed a statement on the 9th announcing a complete ceasefire in the Naka region from 0:00 Moscow time on the 10th (5:00 Beijing time on the 10th).
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 due to the Naka issue
and armed conflicts have occurred from time to time. On September 27 this year, a new round of conflict broke out in Armenia and Azerbaijan over the Naka issue. In October, the two countries reached a ceasefire agreement three times under the mediation of relevant countries. But after the ceasefire agreement came into effect, both sides accused the other of violating the agreement to launch attacks.