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Russia stated that the sending of Turkish military personnel to Karabakh was not agreed

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The text of the trilateral statement on Nagorno-Karabakh does not contain a provision on the presence of the Turkish military in the territory, said the press secretary of the Russian President Dmitry Peskov.

“There is not a word about this (presence of Turkish military in Karabakh – IF) in the text of the statement, which was published. The parties did not agree on it. The stay of Turkish soldiers in Karabakh was not agreed upon,” Peskov told journalists on Tuesday.

“Indeed, they talked about creating a center for monitoring ceasefire conditions on Azerbaijani territory. This is in Azerbaijan,” Peskov specified.

This is how the Kremlin representative commented on the statement of Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev that Turkish peacekeepers would be deployed in Nagorno Karabakh along with Russian ones.

Answering a clarifying question whether he meant the districts held by Baku in Nagorno Karabakh by the words about Azerbaijani territories, Peskov said: “No, this is not Karabakh”.

Commenting on the absence of clauses on the status of Nagorno-Karabakh in the statement of the leaders of the Russian Federation, Armenia and Azerbaijan, he said that Russia proceeded from the relevant UN Security Council resolutions to determine the status of Nagorno-Karabakh. “This document does not mention the status of Nagorno Karabakh. At present, we continue to proceed from all relevant basic acts of international law, first of all, relevant UN Security Council resolutions and other documents,” Peskov told journalists.

He also informed that the USA and France, which are co-chairmen of the OSCE Minsk Group on Nagorno-Karabakh settlement, did not participate in the preparation of the ceasefire agreement in the region, which was adopted by Russia, Azerbaijan and Armenia. “This is a trilateral statement,” Peskov said, answering the journalists’ question.

The measures agreed upon by the leaders of Russia, Armenia and Azerbaijan are designed for the long term and should guarantee the cessation of hostilities in Nagorno-Karabakh, the press secretary of the Russian President stressed.

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