Azerbaijan has been given guarantees for the disarmament of the Armenian troops in Nagorno-Karabakh, Hikmet Hajiyev, assistant to the Azerbaijani president has said.
"We have been given guarantees that the Armenian armed forces will disarm in Karabakh, leave their positions, and transfer all military equipment, including heavy equipment, to Azerbaijan under the coordination of the Russian peacekeeping force," Hajiyev said.
Hajiyev also spoke about the peace agreement with Armenia, noting that 70 percent of the issues related to the draft agreement have already been agreed upon.
Azerbaijan launched a large-scale attack against Nagorno-Karabakh on September 19, among the casualties and wounded are civilians. On September 20, it became known that the authorities of the Republic of Artsakh accepted the proposal of the command of the Russian peacekeeping mission regarding the cessation of fire.
Proposal by Azerbaijan envisages the withdrawal of the remaining units and servicemen of the RA Armed Forces from the deployment zone of the Russian peacekeeping troops and the dissolution of the Nagorno-Karabakh armed formations, the complete disarmament of the Defense Army, as well as the withdrawal of heavy equipment and weapons from the territory of Nagorno-Karabakh in order to quickly eliminate them.
In addition, on Thursday, the representatives of Artsakh and Azerbaijan will meet in Yevlakh, a city in Azerbaijan located about 100 km northeast of Stepanakert, and the issues of ensuring the security of Nagorno-Karabakh Armenians will be discussed.