Putin speaks about Russia's position on Karabakh

16:05, 17 December 2020
Putin speaks about Russia's position on Karabakh Photo: Adrien Vautier/Global Look Press

Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke about Moscow's position on the situation in Nagorno-Karabakh during his press conference.

The head of state noted that the Russian side seeks to resolve the conflict between Azerbaijan and Armenia without bloodshed.

We very much hope that international mediators will finally move from words to deeds and begin to help people who need help - first of all, refugees returning to Nagorno-Karabakh. We hope that not only Russia will help by sending humanitarian convoys, but also international organizations will finally unfold their activity, including UNICEF, UNESCO, and the UN food organization, the politician noted.

Putin called the preservation of people's lives the main result of agreements. He said the rest is secondary.

The president added that from the standpoint of international law, Nagorno-Karabakh is part of Azerbaijan.

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

NEWS.ru reported earlier that Russia denied reports of encirclement of Russian peacekeepers in Karabakh.