Azerbaijan’s President Ilham Aliyev said: “Work is underway to establish a Turkish-Russian joint monitoring center in the Aghdam region.”
According to a statement released by the Presidency of Azerbaijan, the country’s President Ilham Aliyev received French and American co-chairs of the Minsk Group in his office. The OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs Stephane Visconti of France, Andrew Schofer of the US, Ambassador of Russia to Azerbaijan Mikhail Bocharnikov and Personal Representative of the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office Andrzej Kasprzyk attended the meeting on December 12, 2020.
They discussed the Turkish-Russian joint monitoring center that planning to establish in the region, Aghdam. The memorandum of understanding regarding the Turkish-Russian Joint Monitoring Center was signed on November 11, 2020. Aliyev stated that the monitoring center will be located in Aghdam region and it’s currently under construction.
Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan announced that Armenia accepted the defeat in Nagorno-Karabakh on November 10, 2020. In accordance with the agreement signed between Azerbaijan, Russia and Armenia, it was decided to deploy the Russian Peacekeeping Force in the Nagorno-Karabakh region. It was also stated that Turkey would act with Russia.
Russian peacekeeping forces were en route to Nagorno-Karabakh for deployment there under the agreement on November 10, 2020. According to a statement released by the Russian Defense Ministry on November 2020, the peacekeepers, including 1,960 servicemen, 90 armored vehicles, 380 units of vehicles, were being sent by Il-76 planes from the airfield in Ulyanovsk. Stated that 250+ flights were carried out during the deployment activities between 10-20 November 2020.