Moscow, December 3rd The foreign ministers or deputy foreign ministers of Russia, the United States and France, the Minsk Group Co-Chairmen of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), issued a joint statement on the 3rd, calling on foreign mercenaries to immediately withdraw from the Nagorno-Karabakh (Naqqaq) region.
According to the statement released on the website of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs on the 3rd, Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov, U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Bigan and French Foreign Minister Ludrian welcomed the cessation of military activities in the karabakh region and called on Armenia and Azerbaijan to continue to strictly abide by the ceasefire agreement in the karabakh region of November 9 and the previous related suspension. The obligations in the fire agreement and call for the complete and immediate withdrawal of all foreign mercenaries from the karabakh region.
The three countries urge Armenia and Azerbaijan to use the current ceasefire to negotiate a lasting and sustainable peace agreement under the auspices of the OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairs, and call on the international community, including relevant United Nations agencies, the International Committee of the Red Cross, etc., to take concrete measures to adopt coordination Improve the humanitarian situation in and around Naqqa in a concerted manner.
The karabakh region is located in southwest Azerbaijan, and its residents are mostly ethnic Armenians. After the collapse of the Soviet Union, war broke out between Azerbaijan and Armenia on the ownership of the Innaqa 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 in the Naqqa region. On November 9, the leaders of Russia, Azerbaijan and Armenia signed a statement declaring a complete ceasefire in the karabakh region from 00:00 Moscow time (5:00 Beijing time) on the 10th. According to the statement, Azerbaijan and Armenia will exchange the remains of prisoners of war, other detainees and victims, and Russia will deploy peacekeepers in the karabakh region.