- The meeting was related to the conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh. “In my opinion, in general, despite the difficulties and problems, and there are enough of them, the situation is moving towards a solution,” said Vladimir Putin
- “I have to say something. The president of Azerbaijan used words in his speech that are used to express territorial claims against Armenia, the Prime Minister of Armenia interjected at one point
- After a few minutes, Putin stated that “to talk about everything calmly, they will have the opportunity in a tripartite format”
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Armenia recognized Nagorno-Karabakh as Azerbaijani territory. Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan and Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev made the announcement at a meeting of the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council in Moscow, Russian independent media reported on Thursday.
During a meeting in the Kremlin, leaders Nikol Pashinyan and Ilham Aliyev quarreled in the presence of Putin. “In my opinion, in general, despite the difficulties and problems, and there are enough of them, the situation is moving towards a solution,” said Vladimir Putin.
Heads of state argue, and Putin listens
Earlier, when the Russian president wanted to end the meeting and thanked the heads of state, the Prime Minister of Armenia suddenly spoke. “Excuse me, Vladimir Vladimirovich, I have to say something. The president of Azerbaijan used words in his speech that are used to express territorial claims against Armenia, he said. He added that “this is done while fulfilling Article 9 of the tripartite declaration made on November 9, 2020.”
According to Pashinyan, “only one corridor is mentioned in this statement, which should be under the control of Russian peacekeepers, but unfortunately it is illegally blocked by Azerbaijan.”
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This met with a firm reaction from Aliyev. “Azerbaijan has not blocked any corridors. This border crossing is 20 m from the Russian peacekeeping unit post. Today, Azerbaijani people of Armenian descent living in Karabakh cross this point freely, he said.
The quarrel between Pasyznian and Aliyev was closely watched by Putin, who at one point stated that “to talk about everything calmly, they will have the opportunity in a tripartite format.”-
In the recording below you can listen to the conversation between Putin, Pashinyan and Aliyev.
The end of the bloody dispute over Nagorno-Karabakh? There is an agreement
The president of Azerbaijan stated that his country has no territorial claims against Armenia. He added that “given that Armenia recognized Karabakh as part of Azerbaijan”, both countries have the opportunity to reach a peace agreement. The Prime Minister of Armenia, in turn, said that it was agreed to recognize the territorial integrity of both countries.
Earlier, at a press conference in Yerevan, Pashinyan said that his country recognizes the territorial integrity of Azerbaijan, which includes Nagorno-Karabakh, but on the condition that the security of the Armenian population is ensured, Meduza reported, citing Russian government media. Aliyev, on the other hand, said the signing of a peace treaty with Armenia was “inevitable” and added that Baku was making “constructive efforts” to achieve this goal, Russian independent media reported on Thursday.
Armenia and Azerbaijan have had a decades-long dispute over Nagorno-Karabakh, an Armenian separatist region that is de jure part of Azerbaijan. The bloodiest clashes between Armenians and Azeris over Nagorno-Karabakh took place in 1988-1994. The area became, in effect, an Armenian-ruled quasi-state supported by Armenia. The last stage of this conflict took place in 2020, when Azerbaijan regained control over part of this territory.
Source: Reuters, PAP