BAKU, Azerbaijan, October 4. The terms of the stay of Russian peacemakers in Azerbaijan's Karabakh will be determined in contact with Baku, based on the situation in the region, the Director of the press service of the Russian Foreign Ministry, Maria Zakharova said during the weekly briefing, Trend reports.
"The terms of deployment of Russian peacekeepers in the region will be determined jointly with colleagues. If you are talking about the territory of Karabakh, then together with the Azerbaijani side, taking into account the situation on the land," she said, responding to a media question.
The Russian peacekeeping contingent was deployed on part of Azerbaijani territories in accordance with the trilateral statement of November 10, 2020.
In order to ensure the provisions of the Trilateral Statement [signed by Azerbaijani, Armenian and Russian leaders following the 2020 second Karabakh war], suppression of large-scale provocations in Azerbaijan's Karabakh economic region, disarmament, and withdrawal of Armenian armed forces formations from the territories of Azerbaijan, localized anti-terrorist activities were carried out in the region.
Taking into account the appeal of the representatives of the Armenian population of Karabakh through the Russian peacekeeping contingent [temporarily stationed in Azerbaijan under the trilateral statement], an agreement was reached on September 20, 2023, at 13:00 (GMT+4) to cease anti-terrorist activities of a local nature under the following conditions: the formations of the armed forces of Armenia, Armenian illegal armed formations located in Azerbaijan's Karabakh region, lay down their weapons, leave their combat positions and military posts, and completely disarm; the formations of the armed forces of Armenia leave the territory of Azerbaijan; Armenian illegal armed groups are dissolved.