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Putin, Merkel discuss Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, effectiveness of Minsk agreements

Source : 112 Ukraine

During the conversation, the leaders expressed bilateral readiness for further cooperation within the OSCE Minsk Group
16:24, 7 December 2020

President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin and German Chancellor Angela Merkel
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President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin and German Chancellor Angela Merkel discussed the situation around Nagorno-Karabakh and the progress of the Minsk agreements that were reached back in 2015.

This was reported by the press service of the President of the Russian Federation.

It is noted that the parties had a telephone conversation. Putin informed Merkel about the mediation efforts taken to end hostilities in Nagorno-Karabakh, as well as the activities of Russian peacekeepers along the contact line and the Lachin corridor.

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It was stressed that the agreements set out in the statement of the Presidents of Azerbaijan and Russia and the Prime Minister of Armenia were consistently implemented.

During the conversation, the leaders also expressed bilateral readiness for further cooperation within the OSCE Minsk Group.

As we reported earlier, on November 9, Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan, Russian President Vladimir Putin, and Azerbaijani leader Ilham Aliyev agreed to cease the war in Nagorno-Karabakh.

According to the relevant agreement, about 1,960 Russian peacekeepers with hardware should enter the region for at least five years as the guarantees.

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