Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan, issuing a statement, announced that his country has signed an agreement with Russia and the Republic of Azerbaijan to end the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.
The decision was painful for him, according to the Armenian Prime Minister, Nikol Pashinyan, but it had to be made in the current Nagorno-Karabakh situation.
Russian President Vladimir Putin said that Russian peacekeepers would be deployed in Nagorno-Karabakh along the corridor connecting the region with Armenia and along the contact line, according to Sputnik, in line with the joint declaration.
President Ilham Aliyev of Azerbaijan said that the agreement on the cessation of hostilities in Karabakh would put an end to the resolution of the conflict. He called the historic new ceasefire agreement and said it would end the shedding of blood and lead to long-lasting peace
The joint declaration came after the Azerbaijani side had announced that it had seized control of Shushi (Shusha), Nagorno-Karabakh's second-largest city, as the Azerbaijani forces were closing down the capital of the self-proclaimed republic. Baku said the fighting would end if Pashinyan guaranteed the withdrawal of Armenian troops from the regions of Aghdam, Kalbajar, and Lachin...