• publish: 11 November 2020
  • time: 11:51 am
  • category: International
  • No: 15949
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Under a deal

Russian peacekeeping troops deployed to Nagorno-Karabakh

Russian peacekeeping troops deployed to Nagorno-Karabakh on Tuesday under a deal that halted six weeks of fighting between Azeri and ethnic Armenian forces.

Reuters reported that the agreement was celebrated as a victory in Azerbaijan, while in Armenia it triggered unrest from crowds who stormed government buildings and branded the deal a betrayal.

This agreement has ended military action and restores relative calm to the breakaway territory, internationally recognised as part of Azerbaijan but populated and, until recently, fully controlled by ethnic Armenians.

Reuters reported that Azerbaijan will keep the territory it captured and ethnic Armenian forces must give up control of areas under its control by December 1.

Russian President Vladimir Putin welcomed the deal and said overnight this should pave the way for lasting peace.

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