Putin, Pashinyan discuss Nagorno-Karabakh over phone

Putin, Pashinyan discuss Nagorno-Karabakh over phone
Update: 24 August 2022 17:46
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Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan and Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed the situation over Nagorno-Karabakh region in a telephone conversation.

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan held a phone call on Wednesday, Armenpress reported.

After the phone call, a readout from the Russian administration said the two leaders continued to discuss the situation in Nagorno-Karabakh. 

The importance of consistent implementation of the trilateral agreements of 9 November 2020, 11 January and 26 November of 2021 of the leaders of Armenia, Russia and Azerbaijan was reaffirmed and the role of the Russian peacekeeping contingent was underscored in ensuring stability in the region during the phone call, the readout said. 

On August 3, clashes broke out in the area of the Berdzor (Lachin) corridor as Armenia and Azerbaijan disagreed over the legal proceedings to change the route connecting the region to Armenia. 

Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh) Defense Army announced that the Azerbaijani units grossly violated the ceasefire, using grenade launchers and drones. 

The Azeri side claimed Armenia was responsible for the incident as it still failed to withdraw its “illegal armed units” from “Azerbaijan's territory.”