Azerbaijan-Armenia and Russia Signed Nagorno-Karabakh Peace Deal
Conflict Region Already Captured By Azerbaijan Could Be Given Back To Them by Armenia Willingly
The military conflict between Russia, Armenia, and Azerbaijan are expected to be soon completely resolved after the Nagorno-Karabakh peace deal, which has been agreed upon and signed by all concerning parties. According to the Prime Minister of Armenia, Nikol Pashinyan, the Nagorno-Karabakh peace deal was an incredibly painful experience for both himself and his people.
The Nagorno-Karabakh peace deal has been signed after continuous fighting between ethnic Armenians and Azerbaijan. The affected region has been internationally officially been recognized as a part of Azerbaijan but was under the leadership of ethnic Armenians living in the region since 1994. In the early years of the 1990s, a truce brokered by Russia was signed by both countries at the end of the war, but no peace deal took place at that time.
Although both Azerbaijan and Armenia took certain measures to reduce the escalating tensions between both countries, deadly combat erupted and rapidly escalated at the end of the month of September, and failed even after multiple attempts to completely resolve the recurring conflict.
The Nagorno-Karabakh peace deal recently signed by both countries acts as a ceasefire agreement involving Azerbaijan and Armenia. The peace treaty was prompted by the sudden angry outburst by the people in Armenia, as public protestors entered into the parliament and physically harmed the speaker while looting the office of the Prime Minister.
Agreement for peace in Nagorno-Karabakh
The Nagorno-Karabakh peace deal, which has been signed by the President of Russia Vladimir Putin along with the Prime Minister of Armenia and President of Azerbaijan, took place at 1:00 local time on Tuesday, November 10. The peace treaty suggests that the region of Nagorno-Karabakh will be under the hold of Azerbaijan, which has already been taken by them during the conflict.
The Armenian government has also agreed to withdraw its forces from multiple adjacent areas over the upcoming few weeks.
Russian defense deployment at Nagorno-Karabakh
Overall, the Nagorno-Karabakh peace deal should be considered as a victorious attempt from Azerbaijan but a defeat for Armenia. During a press conference, Russian President Putin stated that Russian peacekeepers are being deployed to the region to provide border patrol. According to the defense ministry of Russia, it has been confirmed that 1,960 personnel will be currently involved in the region.
Reports from the defense ministry also provide confirmation that airplanes carrying armored personnel and peacekeepers have left the airbase located in Ulyanovsk on Tuesday toward Karabakh.
As a part of their duty as peacekeepers in Nagorno-Karabakh, the Lachin corridor should be guarded, which acts as a linkage between Armenia and the Karabakh capital. Turkey has also agreed to take part in the Nagorno-Karabakh peace deal by taking part in the mediating process, confirmed after they joined the Russian President during the public address.
Russian President Vladimir Putin stated that the Nagorno-Karabakh peace deal would also include the exchanging of prisoners of war, along with all contracts regarding transport and the economy to be unblocked.
Celebrations in Azerbaijan
After the successful completion of the Nagorno-Karabakh peace deal between Russia, Azerbaijan, and Armenia, the general public took the treaty as a national celebration in Baku. At the memorial place named Martyrs Alley, there was massive crowding among a sea of national flags upheld by the people in order to show their happiness. This victorious moment after the peace treaty finalization was achieved after a very long and hard fight.
When asked by some people celebrating their imagined concept of living side by side harmoniously with the Armenians, one woman replied that the process of getting used to might take multiple decades to achieve, but one day her children might be able to see that peaceful time in the future.