Moscow, 14 March 2023 (TDI): President of Russia, Vladimir Putin, spoke on the phone with Nikol Pashinyan, Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia, to discuss the implementation of the Armenia-Azerbaijan Peace Accord.

During the conversation, the two authorities discussed the practical issues of executing the agreements reached by Russia, Armenia, and Azerbaijan leaders between 2020 and 2022.

These accords ensured stability and security along the Armenia-Azerbaijan border and restored regional economic and transportation linkages. It also intended to establish an Armenia-Azerbaijan peace treaty.

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The leaders pledged to collaborate to guarantee the successful implementation of the agreements and to continue their efforts to safeguard regional peace and security.

They also highlighted the significance of fostering regional economic growth and Russia’s role in facilitating this process.

President Putin reaffirmed Russia’s support for peace and its desire to provide all necessary assistance in resolving the region’s ongoing difficulties.

Updates on the Conflict between Azerbaijan and Armenia

Last week, violent clashes erupted in Azerbaijan’s region of Nagorno-Karabakh, resulting in the deaths of five people.

According to Azerbaijan’s Defense Ministry, the exchange of fire occurred after Azerbaijani troops stopped a convoy suspected of transporting weapons from the region’s main town to outlying territory.

It claims that the convoy took an unapproved route, which raised suspicion and prompted the search. A dispute developed during the probe, and gunfire was exchanged, killing two Azerbaijani personnel.

For more than 30 years, this territory has experienced unrest.  Tensions between Azerbaijan and Armenia culminated in the form of war in 2020, resulting in a 44-day battle.

Although the fighting concluded with a cease-fire agreement, the atmosphere in the region remains unstable, with occasional outbreaks of violence.

The recent exchange of fire in Nagorno-Karabakh exposes the region’s vulnerability. It also emphasizes the necessity for a long-term resolution to the conflict.

Sporadic violence has thwarted efforts to bring peace despite ongoing efforts, including negotiations between Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev and Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan.

The international community has repeatedly urged a peaceful resolution to the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.