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Lavrov: Humanitarian center in Karabakh may become international

15:49, 07 December 2020
Lavrov: Humanitarian center in Karabakh may become international Photo: mil.ru

Russia has offered to make the center of humanitarian response on Nagorno-Karabakh international, Russian Foreign Ministry Sergey Lavrov said at a briefing, RIA Novosti reports.

Lavrov also reminded that the initiative to create this center belongs to Russian President Vladimir Putin. The organization will help refugees return home and help rebuild infrastructure.

We proposed to make this center international, with the participation of Armenia and Azerbaijan, the Russian minister said.

Lavrov added that practical issues of such an initiative are being discussed. At the same time, many Russian ministries and agencies will participate in its implementation, he noted.

Open clashes resumed in Nagorno-Karabakh on September 27. In his televised address, President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev accused Yerevan of shelling settlements and positions of the Azerbaijani army in various directions.

On the night of November 10, Ilham Aliyev, Russian President Vladimir Putin, and Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan adopted a joint statement on ending the conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh. Under the terms of the agreement, the armies of Armenia and Azerbaijan remained in their places. The parties agreed to exchange prisoners and the bodies of the dead. Russian peacekeepers control compliance with the ceasefire.

NEWS.ru reported earlier that a new group of Russian rescuers arrived in Karabakh.