Moscow, 26 September 2023 (TDI): Russia has been persistent in its efforts to calm the situation in Nagorno-Karabakh, demonstrating a firm commitment to maintaining peace and avoiding additional violence.
With the assistance of Russian forces, the region is making great progress toward peace and civilian safety. Russian peacekeepers have been actively monitoring the September 20 ceasefire declaration.
Their active mediation has been critical in ensuring that the ceasefire agreement is followed. The first goal is to prevent any further armed hostilities and, more crucially, to protect civilian lives.
The humanitarian side of the actions is critical. Russian peacekeepers have begun a mission to offer significant humanitarian aid to the residents of Nagorno-Karabakh.
They brought 125 tonnes of humanitarian goods and 65 tonnes of gasoline to the region in just two days. Plans are being developed to build a consistent supply chain for food and critical products along the Lachin and Agdam routes.
To date, the Russian base camp has housed up to 700 refugees, including over 400 children, providing them with critical assistance during these trying times.
Two rounds of discussions have taken place between representatives from Baku and Stepanakert, with the command of Russian peacekeepers directly involved.
Key agenda items were demilitarization and the restoration of normalcy, with a strong emphasis on the rights and security of Armenians living in Nagorno-Karabakh.
Russia remains optimistic that positive outcomes from these conversations will pave the way for a quick resumption of work on agreements reached by the leaders of Russia, Azerbaijan, and Armenia between 2020 and 2022.
This includes unblocking transportation channels, outlining the Armenia-Azerbaijan border, arranging a complete peace deal & encouraging humanitarian exchanges. The united efforts aim to bring in an age of permanent peace & prosperity for the region.
Russia remains dedicated to its role as a peacemaker in Nagorno-Karabakh and will continue to work relentlessly toward a future in which all residents can live in a peaceful, secure environment.