Putin: hostilities in Karabakh have stopped completely


YEREVAN, November 14. /ARKA/. The hostilities in Nagorno-Karabakh have completely stopped, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Friday, TASS reported.

At a meeting on resolving humanitarian issues in the Nagorno-Karabakh region, Ptin said that the trilateral statement adopted on November 9 by the President of Azerbaijan, the Prime Minister of Armenia and the President of Russia “made it possible to stop the bloodshed and stabilize the situation.”

“Shelling and clashes have completely stopped,” Putin said.

Putin said he hopes that the word “conflict” will no longer be used to describe the situation in Nagorno-Karabakh.
“I hope that we will no longer use this phrase – the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. I hope that we will soon move on to discuss other issues, one of them, of course, is very relevant,” Putin said meaning humanitarian issues.

On November 9, the leaders of the Russia, Azerbaijan and Armenia signed a statement to end the war in the zone of the Karabakh conflict from November 10. According to the statement, Azerbaijani and Armenian forces were to stop at their positions. A number of districts controlled by the Armenian forces of Karabakh are to be returned to Azerbaijan, including the city of Shushi, as well as Aghdam, Kelbajar and Lachin regions, with the exception of a 5-kilometer corridor connecting Karabakh with Armenia through Lachin.

A Russian peacekeeping contingent is deployed along the line of contact in Karabakh and along the Lachin corridor. Internally displaced persons and refugees are returning to Karabakh and surrounding areas. The sides exchange prisoners of war, hostages and other detained persons and bodies of the dead.


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