/ Go to the mediabankRussian President Vladimir Putin chairs a meeting with members of the Security Council via a video conference at the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia. / Go to the mediabankInternationalIndiaAfricaMOSCOW (Sputnik) — Russian President Vladimir Putin welcomed the agreement to end hostilities in Nagorno-Karabakh during a phone conversation with Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan on Wednesday, the Kremlin stated. «A phone conversation took place between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan on the initiative of the Armenian side. The latest developments in the situation in Nagorno-Karabakh were discussed,» the Kremlin reported, adding that Putin «welcomed» the agreement to end hostilities. WorldRussian Peacekeepers Actively Working With All Parties Involved in Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict — PutinYesterday, 11:16 GMTThe Russian president also told Pashinyan that negotiations between Azerbaijan and Nagorno Karabakh will be held through mediation of Russian peacekeepers on Thursday. The peacekeepers continue to fulfill their duties, they assist civilians and refugees in Nagorno-Karabakh, Putin added.
“Hope was expressed that in the future the situation will develop in the direction of de-escalation and stabilization,” the statement read.