Putin says Russian peacekeepers guarantee security in Karabakh

16:08, 21 December 2020
Putin says Russian peacekeepers guarantee security in Karabakh Photo: Aleksandr Ryumin/TASS

Russian President Vladimir Putin said that Russian peacekeepers guarantee security in Karabakh.

Russian peacekeepers have become a guarantee of security in Karabakh. They are risking their lives to bring the peaceful life back, the Russian leader said at a meeting of the Defense Ministry Board.

The armed conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh between Azerbaijan and Armenia, which had smoldered for many years due to a territorial dispute, resumed on September 27. Baku launched a counter-offensive. On the night of November 10, Presidents of Azerbaijan and Russia Ilham Aliyev and Vladimir Putin, and Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan signed a joint statement on the conditions for ending the armed conflict. Under the terms of the document, the two armies remained in their places, and Russia deployed peacekeepers to the area to monitor compliance with the ceasefire.

The conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh has been resolved, and now we need to talk about it only in the past tense, President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev said, NEWS.ru reported earlier.