YEREVAN, February 16. /ARKA/. Article 9 of the trilateral statement of November 9 (signed by the presidents of Russia and Azerbaijan and Armenian prime minister to end hostilities in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict zone) reads that “all economic transport links in the region shall be unblocked”, and Armenia pursues that very approach in regards with the issues of establishing regional stability, as well as the prospects of cooperation in the region, spokeswoman for Armenian Foreign Ministry Anna Naghdalyan said in a comment to an Armenpress question that Azerbaijani president Ilham Aliyev announced that “the joint statement signed on November 10 contains a special provision on the establishment of the Nakhichevan corridor”.
‘The above-mentioned article does not contain provisions on creating a corridor. Any road or communication route passing through the territory of Armenia will exclusively be under the sovereignty and jurisdiction of Armenia,’ Anna Naghdalyan said.
On September 27, 2020, Azerbaijani armed forces, backed by Turkey and foreign mercenaries and terrorists, attacked Nagorno-Karabakh along the entire front line using rocket and artillery weapons, heavy armored vehicles, military aircraft and prohibited types of weapons such as cluster bombs and phosphorus weapons.
After 44 days of the war, on November 9, the leaders of Russia, Azerbaijan and Armenia signed a statement on the cessation of all hostilities. According to the document, the parties stopped at where they were at that time. The town of Shushi, the districts of Agdam, Kelbajar and Lachin were handed over to Azerbaijan, with the exception of a 5-kilometer corridor connecting Karabakh with Armenia.
A Russian peacekeeping contingent was deployed along the contact line in Karabakh and along the Lachin corridor. Internally displaced persons and refugees are returning to Karabakh and adjacent regions, prisoners of war, hostages and other detained persons and bodies of the dead are being exchanged.