Peskov: negotiations between Putin, Aliyev and Pashinyan, which lasted for almost three hours, in Sochi ended Nikol Pashinyan and Azerbaijani leader Ilham Aliyev ended. This was announced by the press secretary of the Russian President Dmitry Peskov, RIA Novosti reports.
According to him, the leaders' conversation lasted almost three hours. The parties discussed the situation in Karabakh, and also assessed what was done over the past year to stabilize it. Peskov also added that the politicians have made a press statement and will soon be available to journalists. At the moment, Putin is holding a separate meeting with Pashinyan.
Prior to the trilateral talks, Putin spoke with Aliyev. The leaders of the two countries noted the importance of a peaceful settlement in Karabakh and the need to start demarcating the border between Armenia and Azerbaijan to establish stability in the region. Aliyev appreciated the role of Putin in maintaining peace in Karabakh and stressed the important role of Russian peacekeepers.
At the beginning of the meeting with Putin and Aliyev, Pashinyan said that in May of this year, the Armed Forces of Azerbaijan invaded the sovereign territory of Armenia. Despite the absence of an agreement on border demarcation, Pashinyan called such actions unacceptable and accused Baku of violating the provisions of the agreement signed a year ago.
Territorial disputes between Yerevan and Baku escalated after the end of the conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh, when several disputed areas. In early May, the Armenian Defense Ministry recorded the advance of Azerbaijani soldiers deep into the Syunik and Gegharkunik regions.