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Russia Secures Its Role As Key Mediator In Settlement Of Karabakh Conflict

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Russia Secures Its Role As Key Mediator In Settlement Of Karabakh Conflict

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On January 11th, a meeting took place in Moscow, between Russian President Vladimir Putin, Azerbaijan President Ilham Aliyev and Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan.

Azerbaijani media have already dubbed this meeting historic.

The leaders of Azerbaijan and Armenia, who arrived in Moscow on the morning of January 11th, are meeting for the first time since the end of the war.

The previous meeting between Aliyev and Pashinyan took place in February 2020.

The video below shows Aliyev arriving:

Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan also came out of his basement and arrived in Moscow:

About 30 demonstrators protesting against Pashinyan came to the Armenian embassy in Moscow, and about 15 police officers were on duty.

The protesters presented a signed petition with the following requirements: resignation and promulgation of all transactions and agreements with Baku.

After initial greetings, all three sat at an oval table at a distance from each other. The Russian leader thanked his colleagues for their willingness to discuss the implementation of the trilateral agreement on Karabakh and further steps to resolve problems in the region.

“I would like to thank you, dear colleagues, for your positive response to the active mediation efforts undertaken by the Russian side, which were aimed at helping to stop the bloodshed, stabilize the situation and achieve a sustainable ceasefire,” Putin said.

In his welcoming speech Putin said the following:

  • It is necessary to settle issues related to the activities of the Russian peacekeeping contingent, clarification of demarcation lines, solution of humanitarian problems, protection of cultural heritage sites.
  • Unblocking of economic, trade and transport links in the region, opening of borders deserves special attention.

After Putin’s welcome speech, the live broadcast of the meeting ended.

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The governments of Armenia, Russia and Azerbaijan will set up a dedicated task force headed by their deputy prime ministers for dealing with the opening of the presently-closed borders in the region and the unblocking of economic, commercial and transport communications

Putin said that “the prerequisites for a comprehensive settlement of the long-standing Karabakh conflict have been created”. Reconstruction in Karabakh will be dealt by a trilateral working group led by the vice-premiers of Russia, Armenia and Azerbaijan.

Russia Secures Its Role As Key Mediator In Settlement Of Karabakh Conflict

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  • As of January 11, a total of 48,241 people returned to Karabakh with the assistance of Russian peacekeepers;
  • As of January 11, Russia reported that more than 479.2 hectares of land and about 182.8 kilometers of roads were cleared from mines and IEDs and 23,000 explosive objects were found and destroyed;
  • As of January 11, Russian military medics provided assistance to 1,200 residents of Nagorno-Karabakh, including 153 children;
  • One January 9, the head of the National Security Service of Armenia met with his Azerbaijani counterpart on the border of Armenia with Nakhichevan. They discussed the exchange of prisoners;
  • One January 11, bodies of 14 more Armenian servicemen killed in Karabakh were found, according to the State Service of Emergency Situations of Artsakh;
  • As of January 11, 1211 bodies have been retrieved from the battle zone, according to the State Service of Emergency Situations of Artsakh.

Thanks to the Russia-mediated ceasefire between Armenia and Azerbaijan in the Nagorno-Karabakh region, the situation there was mostly de-escalated. The deployment of the Russian peacekeeping force on the contact line between the warrying side allowed to prevent further large-scale clashes and guarantee the return of civilians to the region. This set conditions for the humanitarian aid operation and demining works there.

Despite these developments, strategically, the situation is still complicated as the formal status of the Nagorno-Karabakh region remains unresolved. The Armenians still hope to get some kind of an independent Armenian state there, while Baku insists that Nagorno-Karabakh is the integral part of Azerbaijan. This situation is further complicated by the threat of ethnic cleansing of the Armenian population there. An overwhelming majority of Armenians fled the part of the region captured by Azerbaijani forces fearing the ethnic-motivated violence. Now, most of the Armenians remaining in Nagorno-Karabakh live in the areas secured by the Russian peacekeepers.

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32 comments

  1. johnny rotten says:

    The reason for Russia’s renewed diplomatic power also lies in the fact that the so-called Western powers have lost all semblance of respectability, Russia undoubtedly has great merits, but it is the shameless conduct of Westerners that makes it even greater, no one will forget the medieval sanctions aimed at countries already in serious economic and health crises, if before the West could still deceive someone after 2020 it will be impossible to do so again.

    1. Mr T says:

      I give Russia 5 to 10 years, will be a 2 world country with nuclear weapons. No production, no innovation, no human rights, mafia rule, drop of Russian population, increased Muslim population,….to many problems…

      1. Ashok Varma says:

        Maybe Putin has realized the dangers Turkey and its Salafists pose to the Russian underbelly.

  2. T.E.D.S says:

    Russia won this conflict without fighting, another humiliation for Turkey

    1. Mr T says:

      hahaha Russia super power…???

      1. T.E.D.S says:

        Russia is not a super power but they won this conflict.

        1. JIMI JAMES says:

          Get off the sex change hormone tabs,you ignorant low iq fool,seriously headfkd!

          1. T.E.D.S says:

            weirdo

          2. Jim Allen says:

            Technically the troll is correct.
            Putin stated Russia is a world power.
            Russians seem to often understate, I think.

      2. JIMI JAMES says:

        What have you achieved other than same sex marriage,rigged elections and trillions of debts?fk all,you weak and utterly useless pussi!arrrrrrrhahhhhhhap00fshaha eat sht!

    2. JIMI JAMES says:

      You are an absolute dumbass,NO FUTHER EXPLANATION NEEDED!

      https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/7397838a39adcb2028e218ed681e0397745bcaedcfd59d75434d12ebea342b0e.jpg (period)

      1. Rhodium 10 says:

        That train have 2 problems…1º its take more days than transmongolian route to reach German cargo hub…2º Russian Navy have the control of the Caspian sea… therefore is not economic competitive vs transmongolian for China to send goods to West EU and was built for political reasons like Ukraine also use through Georgia port/TrainBaku port/Train to send goods to China…No futher explanation needed!…

    3. Al Balog says:

      Moreso a mutual compromise between Russia and Turkey. They both got what they wanted.

      1. T.E.D.S says:

        Pretty sure Turkey didn’t want to give up the capital of and half of Krabakh to Russia. Turkey didn’t get what it wanted but Russia did.

        1. Furkan Sahin says:

          you know Ekrem Imamoglu is friend with Assad and Russia?

          1. T.E.D.S says:

            I don’t think he’s friend with Russia, he supports Assad and sending Syrians back to Syria though.

          2. Furkan Sahin says:

            agree with he supports Assad sending Syrians back but Russia anything can happen

  3. occupybacon says:

    Russia was negotiator but Turkey was decident this time, an 180 degree turn from the 90’s.

    Russia is a lot stronger than Turkey but Putin is not as good chess player as Erdogan.

    A lot more achievements for Turkey in proportion with its strench.

    1. Dawn says:

      :))) more jokes please..

      1. Mr T says:

        the guy is right, Russia super power can not defeat weak Turkey (no oil/gas, political struggle, EU/USA/middle east wahhabi/Israel/Iran against Turkey).

        Russian bear is getting old an weak.

        1. Dawn says:

          :))) that is a good one too… Hope Jens will join u guys..

          1. Vincent Ferrari says:

            Mr T is a covert Azerbaijani.

        2. JIMI JAMES says:

          you are allready old and weak,imagine you 3/4 putins age,youd drop dead!

          https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/3d00f85e1097e3b2fc97b47e83fb243220ae754324f6963e933a0899b50effab.jpg

    2. cechas vodobenikov says:

      bacon now more stupid than jens

      1. occupybacon says:

        Checha go to work, vodka is expensive.

    3. Rhodium 10 says:

      “is not a good chess player as Erdogan”….What kind of player is Erdogan?…Russia has taken control of almost all Syria and Libya…has troops in 3 Azerbajan provinces ( NK) and in 2 Armenian provinces… Russia has an air control center in Iraq( Bagdad) and an airbase in Iran ( when needed)…Russian military use the airspace of Turkey to supply Syria….Etnic Turquic comunities support Russia as we have seen when the new Kirguistan president Sadyr Japarov support the alliance with Russia!…

      1. occupybacon says:

        “[Russia] has troops in 3 Azerbajan provinces ( NK) and in 2 Armenian provinces.” the fact that you need to pump up numbers shows weakness not strengh.

  4. cechas vodobenikov says:

    jens and bacon same illiterates; previously they claimed Russian mediation failed —now successful they double their consumption of LSD and repeat prior hallucination

  5. JIMI JAMES says:

    Good job russia,never mind fascist insolent lgbt trollbags whoms noses outta joint,:because of peace:
    Lest they vanquish,left for dead in their own pile of sht in the showers!

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