The Armenian side did not recognize the independence and sovereignty of Nagorno-Karabakh, which means that, from the point of view of international law, Karabakh and the adjacent territories are part of Azerbaijan. Thus, Russian President Vladimir Putin responded in air “Russia 1” on the question of the territorial affiliation of the NKR.
The Russian leader also said that the authors of the text of the statement on Nagorno-Karabakh were all three signatories. “As for the text itself, the three of us did it – I, of course, the president [Азербайджана Ильхам] Aliyev and the prime minister [Армении Никол] Pashinyan, ”Putin said and added that it was impossible to do otherwise.
According to the Russian leader, the agreements were only between Armenia and Azerbaijan, and Moscow played only the role of a mediator and assumed the responsibility to carry out the peaceful separation of the parties. “This is what we are doing now,” concluded the head of state.
On November 9, the leaders of Russia, Armenia and Azerbaijan adopted a joint statement on the cessation of fighting in Nagorno-Karabakh from November 10. The parties agreed that Baku will gain control over the territories of Aghdam, Gazakh, Kelbajar and Lachin regions. In addition, Russian peacekeepers will be present in Karabakh. The units will be deployed along the line of contact and the Lachin corridor, which connects Nagorno-Karabakh with Armenia.