Upon the initiative of Vladimir Putin, 11th January will see a three-side negotiation between Russia, represented by Putin, Armenia, represented by prime minister Pashinyan and Azerbaijan, represented by president Aliev.
The negotiations are aimed to settle the issues surrounding Nagorno-Karabakh, including the execution of the peace agreements acceded on 9th November, as well as the future plans for renovating the region.
The Kremlin states that Putin also had plans for private talks with the representatives.
Dmitry Peskov, Putin’s press secretary also noted that the regulation of the conflict in Karabakh was aided by Putin’s preservation of friendly relations with both Armenia and Azerbaijan.
Nagorno-Karabakh had long been a peace-free area, and disagreements over the rightful owner of the region have led to multiple conflicts since the fall of the Soviet Union; however, records show that even earlier, in 1987-88, the region had demanded to be transferred from the Azerbaijan SSR to the Armenian SSR, although the demand did not see a positive answer.
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