The trilateral statement on Nagorno-Karabakh [(Artsakh)] adopted between Russia, Armenia, and Azerbaijan on November 9 is being consistently implemented, said Russian President Vladimir Putin.
"Russian peacekeepers are stationed along the line of contact and the Lachin corridor," he added at the CSTO summit.
Putin said everyone knows that active mediation efforts are needed by Russia to stop the bloodshed in the Karabakh conflict zone, reach a complete ceasefire, and start the stabilization process. "At the same time, we have followed the main agreements reached between the OSCE Minsk Group, in particular, its co-chairs Russia, the US, and France," added the Russian president.
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.