On 17 November, Russia’s President Vladimir Putin gave an interview to local channel Rossya 24, providing details on the situation in #NagornoKarabakh. He touched upon history and geopolitics, all the way down to the joint Turkish-Russian peacekeeping mission. Here are some highlights:
MINUTE 11:00 – On 19-20 October I held telephone conversations with Aliyev and Pashinyan, at that time Azerbaijan had returned control of a significant part of southern NK, I managed to convince Aliyev to that military actions could be halted, on the [Aliyev’s] condition that displaced persons would return, also to Shusha, but unexpectedly for me, our Armenian colleagues’ position of was such that it was not acceptable for them. Pashinyan said that he saw a threat to Armenia’s and Karabakh’s interests the interests, I myself don’t see how that would be a threat, […], he said “we can’t do that, we will [continue to] fight…”
MINUTE 18.20 – We [Russia] have good experience cooperating [with Turkey] in the Middle East, in Syria, we organise joint patrols, here [Nagorno Karabakh] we do not need such cooperation, but we agreed on creating a joint centre that will use UAVs, together we will control the situation, together we will receive and process information. [Turkish troops] will be deployed on Azerbaijan’s sovereign territory, and [Azerbaijan] has the right to decide where they shall be deployed.
Putin gives an interview providing details on the situation in #NagornoKarabakh. He touches upon history and geopolitics, all the way down to the joint Turkish-Russian peacekeeping mission. Here are some highlights: https://t.co/h1yih1U6ML#azerbaijan #armenia #russia #turkey pic.twitter.com/hiI0Eiqnp2
— Nagorno Karabakh Observer (@NKobserver) November 18, 2020