Return of refugees, restoration of infrastructure, preservation of religious and cultural sites in Nagorno-Karabakh are priority problems in the region. This conclusion was reached on November 24 during a telephone conversation between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
“Putin informed about the activities of the Russian peacekeepers, who effectively ensure the maintenance of the ceasefire and the safety of the civilian population. They also emphasized the priority of solving urgent humanitarian problems related to the return of refugees, the restoration of infrastructure, the preservation of religious and cultural sites, ”the Kremlin’s website said.
The parties exchanged views on the work on the creation of a Center for Controlling a Ceasefire in the Conflict Zone and noted the need for consistent and full implementation of measures aimed at establishing a peaceful life in Karabakh.
Earlier that day, Putin held telephone talks with Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan and Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev, during which he discussed steps to implement the ceasefire agreement in Nagorno-Karabakh.
Also on November 24, the Russian leader announced the stabilization of the situation in Nagorno-Karabakh. He noted that Russia is making a lot of efforts for this.
On November 9, Vladimir Putin, Ilham Aliyev and Armenia Nikol Pashinyan signed an agreement to end hostilities in Nagorno-Karabakh from November 10. The document also provides for the introduction of Russian peacekeepers into the region, the exchange of prisoners between the parties to the conflict, the transfer of a number of regions by Armenia to Azerbaijan and the return of refugees to Karabakh.