Armenia’s authorities had to make decisions that were very difficult but necessary for the people, said Russian President Vladimir Putin.
"They [these decisions] were painful, and they required courage from the prime minister [Nikol Pashinyan]," Putin 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 (Nagorno-Karabakh). 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.