Source: China State Council Information Office
Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu and his Turkish counterpart Hulusi Akar on Wednesday signed a memorandum on the establishment of a joint center to monitor the Azerbaijan-Armenia ceasefire in the Nagorno-Karabakh region.
The document was inked following an online meeting between the two defense chiefs, the Russian Defense Ministry said.
The joint center, to be located on the territory of Azerbaijan, will collect, summarize and verify information on the parties’ compliance with the ceasefire and other actions that violate the agreements reached by Baku, Yerevan and Moscow on Monday.
The center will carry out its tasks through visual observation, the use of drones, and evaluating data from other sources.
Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev, Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan and Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a joint statement on Monday, agreeing on a complete ceasefire in Nagorno-Karabakh conflict zone from 00:00 Moscow time Tuesday.
As agreed, Russia is now deploying a peacekeeping contingent consisting of 1,960 servicemen with small arms, 90 armored personnel carriers, and 380 vehicles to the region.
Russian peacekeepers will set up 16 observation posts to monitor the ceasefire along the contact line in Nagorno-Karabakh and along the corridor connecting the region with Armenia.