Putin indicated progress in talks between Armenia and Azerbaijan

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It is the only authorized link between Armenia and the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region and a lifeline in supplying some 120,000 people in the region. At a regional summit hosted by Putin in Moscow, Aliyev and Pashinyan clashed in the corridor.

Moscow. Russian President Vladimir Putin said Thursday there were “only technical” obstacles to resolving a major dispute between neighboring Armenia and Azerbaijan fighting over disputed territory. Putin met with Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev and Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan in Moscow and discussed the Lachin Corridor dispute with them. It is the only authorized link between Armenia and the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region and a lifeline in supplying some 120,000 people in the region. At a regional summit hosted by Putin in Moscow, Aliyev and Pashinyan clashed in the corridor.

Putin said there was “an agreement on key issues” and then added that there were disputes on “technical issues”. According to Russia’s official ‘Tas’ news agency, Pashinyan said on Thursday: “I want to confirm that Armenia and Azerbaijan have agreed to recognize each other’s territorial integrity and on this basis we can say that we are moving towards the normalization of our relations.”

Significantly, Armenia and Azerbaijan fought a war in 2020 over Nagorno-Karabakh in which more than 6,000 people were killed. This fight ended in the mediation of Russia. Nagorno-Karabakh borders Azerbaijan, but Armenian-backed ethnic Armenian forces have controlled the region and its surroundings since 1994. Azerbaijan continues to allege that Armenia has used the Lachin Corridor to transport weapons and ammunition to Nagorno-Karabakh.

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