Russian Army: Armenia and Azerbaijan have stopped fighting in Naka region
November 11, According to a report by the Russian Satellite News Agency on the 11th, Rutskoy, Director of the Operational Directorate of the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces, said that Armenia and Azerbaijan have stopped military operations in the Naka region, and the soldiers of both sides are staying in the current region.
Rutskoy said at the press conference: “The two sides have stopped fighting at present, and the soldiers of Azerbaijan and Armenia are staying in the areas they have occupied.” He pointed out that in order to monitor the ceasefire agreement in the Naka region and the “Lachin Corridor”, Russia Dispatched peacekeeping troops to the local area.
Rutskoy said: “The Russian peacekeeping force is mainly composed of the 15th Motorized Infantry Brigade of the Central Military Region. A total of 1960 soldiers, 90 armored vehicles, 380 vehicles and special equipment. Military aircraft and drones will be used to complete the peacekeeping mission. equipment.”
Azerbaijan and Armenia broke out in a new round of conflict in the Naka region on September 27. Both sides accused the other of violating the ceasefire agreement and taking the lead in launching a military offensive. The leaders of Russia, Armenia and Azerbaijan have previously signed a joint declaration on a ceasefire in the Naka region. According to the statement, a comprehensive ceasefire should take effect on November 10, and the Azerbaijani and Armenian sides should stop at their respective positions and exchange prisoners of war. The three parties also agreed to deploy Russian peacekeepers in the Naka region.
The Naka region is located in southwestern Azerbaijan, and its residents are mostly Armenians. After the disintegration of the Soviet Union, Azerbaijan and Armenia fought for the battle for Nakka. In 1992, the Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe (the predecessor of the OSCE) established the Minsk Group consisting of 12 countries, with Russia, the United States and France as co-chairs.
Since then, negotiations on the Naka issue at different levels have been held within the framework of the Minsk Group, but no substantial progress has been made. In 1994, Azerbaijan and Armenia 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.