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Work on creating Turkish-Russian Karabakh truce monitoring center continues

05:16, 21 December 2020
Work on creating Turkish-Russian Karabakh truce monitoring center continues Photo: XinHua/Global Look Press

The construction of the Turkish-Russian joint center for monitoring the situation in Nagorno-Karabakh continues, the Turkish National Defense Ministry said.


Following the agreement signed by Turkey and the Russian Federation, steps are being taken to swiftly launch a center for monitoring and control of the ceasefire [in Nagorno-Karabakh]. Relevant work continues in coordination with Russia and Azerbaijan, the Turkish ministry said.

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.

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