Russian Deputy Defense Minister: "It is a new stage in our peacekeeping activity"
- 30 January 2021
"Suspension of one of the most long-term and bloody conflicts in the post-Soviet territory was achieved in autumn of the last year with efforts and will of Russian Federation, Republic of Azerbaijan, and Republic of Armenia," said Deputy Defense Minister of Russia, Colonel General Alexander Fomin at the opening ceremony of the Turkish-Russian Joint Monitoring Center in Aghdam, APA reports.
General noted that Russia's peacekeeping contingent was deployed in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict zone with a trilateral decision dated November 9, 2020: "Russian peacekeepers clean the territories from mines, do great work in the direction of exchange of captives and bodies of killed persons, as well as assist to return of refugees to their permanent residential places.
Certainly, the Azerbaijani and Armenian sides give great support to this work. Moreover, close cooperation regarding the establishment of the Joint Center on the control of the ceasefire and all military operations in Karabakh has been established between Russian and Turkish Defense Ministers in order to ensure stable peace and security in the region.
Alongside this, great work has been carried out by Azerbaijani leadership regarding the establishment and provision of such beautiful Center.
In fact, this is a new stage in our peacekeeping activity. There is a beautiful sample of our cooperation with Turkish servicemen in Syria. I would like to say to Russian and Turkish servicemen that how fast and lasting peace is here depends on your actions. I wish success to everyone”.