Moscow, November 10 Russian President Vladimir Putin, Azerbaijani President Aliyev and Armenian Prime Minister Pashinyan signed a statement announcing that the Nagorno-Karabakh (Naka) region will start from Moscow time on the 10th. A complete ceasefire began at 5:00
Putin issued a statement on the Russian President’s website on the 10th, stating that Azerbaijan and Armenia will stay in their respective positions, and the two sides will exchange prisoners of war, other detainees and the remains of victims. Russia will deploy peacekeeping forces in the Naka region.
According to the website of the President of Azerbaijan, Aliyev said in a video meeting with Putin before signing the statement that he believed that a political settlement of the conflict would bring lasting peace to the region. Aliyev also expressed his gratitude to Russia and Turkey for their efforts to resolve the conflict in the Naka region.
According to TASS news agency, Pashinyan posted on his personal Facebook account to confirm the signing of the ceasefire statement. He said that this statement may be the best solution to the current complex situation, which is a “very difficult decision.”
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 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.