NATO to discuss Nagorno-Karabakh peace deal

  30 November 2020    Read: 392
  NATO to discuss Nagorno-Karabakh peace deal

NATO foreign ministers will discuss the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict at a meeting of the North Atlantic Council on December 1-2 in a video conference, said NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg.

"The ministers will discuss what else we can do in response to Russia's expansion of military activity around the Alliance. Russia is modernizing its nuclear arsenal and launching new missiles, deploying new forces from the far north to Libya and Syria, "he said.

Armenian Armed Forces launched a large-scale military attack on positions of Azerbaijani army on the front line, using large-caliber weapons, mortars and artillery on Sept. 27. Azerbaijan responded with a counter-offensive along the entire front.

On November 10, Armenia, Azerbaijan and Russia signed an agreement to end six weeks of fierce fighting in Nagorno-Karabakh.

Under the agreement, Russian peacekeepers were deployed along the front line in Nagorno-Karabakh and the corridor between the region and Armenia.

A total of 1,960 Russian peacekeepers were deployed in Nagorno-Karabakh under a five-year mandate.

Also, according to the agreement, on 20 November, Armenia handed over the Aghdam region which lies to the east of Nagorno-Karabakh, to Azerbaijan. This followed on 25 November by the Kalbajar region to the northwest of Nagorno-Karabakh

Finally, on 1 December, Armenia will hand over the Lachin District, over which the Lachin pass connecting Nagorno-Karabakh to Armenia passes.

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