US Ambassador to Armenia Lynne Tracy on Monday discussed the impact of the Nagorno-Karabakh [(Artsakh)] conflict and ceasefire arrangement with civil society representatives, individuals displaced from Nagorno-Karabakh, and Armenians providing humanitarian support to those in need, the US Embassy in Yerevan informed on Facebook.
“The Ambassador appreciated the group’s open and frank perspectives on the situation and stressed U.S. commitment to continuing its efforts under the OSCE Mink Group auspices to pursue a lasting and sustainable political solution to the conflict,” the Embassy added.
On November 9, Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan, Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev, and Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a joint statement on a complete cessation of hostilities— which Azerbaijan had launched on September 27—in and around Artsakh. Accordingly, Russian peacekeepers are deployed in the region to monitor the implementation of the ceasefire and the cessation of hostilities. But this statement also stipulates the handover of part of Artsakh lands to Azerbaijan.