ArmInfo. Moscow has always emphasized that the unblocking of all transport and economic ties in the South Caucasus works to consolidate positive trends and, ultimately, to improve the situation in the region. Official representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry, Maria Zakharova, announced this on June 29 during a weekly briefing.
In her opinion, the implementation of the relevant agreements of the three countries (statements by the leaders of Russia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, ed. note) will ensure a comprehensive normalization of relations between Baku and Yerevan.
On the night of November 10, the presidents of Russia, Azerbaijan and the Prime Minister of Armenia announced that the war in Nagorno Karabakh was being stopped. The fighting ended on November 10 at 1:00 am (exactly at midnight Moscow time). Vladimir Putin, Ilham Aliyev and Nikol Pashinyan signed a joint statement, which discusses the terms of peace in Nagorno-Karabakh.
According to this notorious agreement, 9 regions around Nagorno-Karabakh were transferred to Azerbaijan, including two from the NKAO. Moreover, Russia sent a contingent of peacekeepers to Nagorno-Karabakh for a period of at least 5 years. If neither Armenia nor Azerbaijan objects, this period will automatically be extended for another five years. They will control the Lachin corridor, which links Stepanakert with Armenia. According to the statement of the Russian Ministry of Defense, the control will be carried out by about 1,960 servicemen, 90 armored personnel carriers and 380 units of special and automotive equipment.
The parties also agreed to unblock all transport and economic ties in the region, and return all prisoners of war on the "all for all" principle. It is noteworthy that this point is not fulfilled by Azerbaijan 1.5 years after the signing of the statement.