Contacts between Putin, Aliyev and Pashinyan not planned in Karabakh, according to Kremlin – Russian Politics & Diplomacy
MOSCOW, November 9. / TASS /. Contacts between Russian President Vladimir Putin, Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev and Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan are not planned on the anniversary of the signing of the trilateral declaration on Karabakh, the spokesperson reported on Tuesday. word of the Kremlin Dmitry Peskov.
“Today, no contact is planned on this matter. Regarding communication with Baku and Yerevan, Moscow is doing it at different levels and exclusively on a regular basis,” he said. “Regarding any new trilateral dialogue, if and when such an arrangement is made, we will let you know. Currently, there are no specific arrangements,” added the Kremlin spokesman.
On Monday, Peskov told reporters that the exact date for Putin, Aliyev and Pashinyan’s negotiations via video conference was not set, but preparations were underway. Earlier, information appeared in the media about a meeting of the leaders of Russia, Azerbaijan and Armenia which was supposedly scheduled for November 9.
Clashes between Azerbaijan and Armenia erupted on September 27, 2020, with intense fighting raging in the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region. On November 9, 2020, Russian President Vladimir Putin, Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev and Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan signed a joint declaration on the total cessation of hostilities in Karabakh. According to the document, the Azerbaijani and Armenian sides stopped at the positions they had maintained and Russian peacekeepers were deployed along the line of engagement in Nagorno-Karabakh and along the Lachin corridor. The situation stabilized after the deployment of Russian peacekeepers and tens of thousands of Karabakh residents returned to their homes.