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Telephone conversation with Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan

September 20, 2023

Vladimir Putin had a telephone conversation with Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan at the initiative of the Armenian side.

The parties discussed the latest developments around Nagorno-Karabakh. Vladimir Putin noted with satisfaction that the most serious stage of the conflict had been overcome, and he welcomed the agreement, reached with support from the Russian peacekeepers, on the complete cessation of hostilities and on holding talks between Baku and Stepanakert on September 21. The talks will be mediated by the leaders of the Russian peacekeeping contingent.

Despite the harsh circumstances, the peacekeepers are firmly fulfilling their objectives, and they render overall assistance, including with military doctors, to civilians and refugees.

The leaders expressed hope that the situation would turn towards de-escalation and stabilisation.

September 20, 2023