Russian peacekeepers patrol an area near Dadivank, a monastery of the Armenian Apostolic Church, where ethnic Armenians leave the Nagorno-Karabakh region [Acts: Dmitry Lovetsky /AP] Russia`s crucial role in the colony has sidelined international actors in the United States and France, who negotiated a ceasefire in the 1990s but have not provided a long-term solution. The new clashes mark the first major break in the peace agreement brokered by Russia on 10 November, which allowed Azerbaijan to regain control of much of Nagorno-Karabakh and surrounding areas held for more than a quarter of a century by the Armenian armed forces. Under the agreement, the two belligerents pledged to exchange prisoners of war and the dead. In addition, Armenian troops were to withdraw from Armenian-occupied territories around Nagorno-Karabakh by 1 December. A Russian peacekeeping force of about 2,000 Russian ground forces was to be deployed to the region for at least five years, with one of its missions being the protection of the Lachin Corridor, which connects Armenia and the Nagorno-Karabakh region. In addition, Armenia is committed to ensuring the “security” of the passage between the mainland of Azerbaijan and its enclave of Nakhchivan by a strip of land in Syunik province, Armenia. The border forces of the Russian FSB would exercise control of the transport communication. T52   In addition, as part of this agreement, all military operations are suspended, Russian peacekeeping forces are deployed along the contact line in Nagorno-Karabakh and along the Lachin corridor linking the region to Armenia. These Russian peacekeeping forces, with a force of about 2,000 troops, will be deployed to the region for a period of five years.
Russian peacekeeping forces deployed in the region The new ceasefire agreement angered Armenia when protesters stormed Parliament, beat the speaker and allegedly looted the prime minister`s office. Following the signing of the agreement and the sending of Russian peacekeeping forces, a memorandum was signed by the Russian and Turkish defence ministers regarding the creation of a joint Russian-Turkish observatory in Azerbaijan.  Russia insisted, however, that Turkey`s participation would be limited to operating on Azerbaijani soil from the Observatory and that Turkish peacekeeping forces would not go to Nagorno-Karabakh.   In October of this year, the two countries agreed on a ceasefire agreement that was also negotiated by Russia but was unsuccessful. 📣 Express Explained is now on Telegram azerbaijan`s army says it has entered the Agdam district, the first of three that were surrendered by Armenia as part of a peace agreement brokered by Russia to end fighting in the Nagorno-Karabakh region. The Kremlin has flooded Ankara`s hopes of sending peacekeepers alongside Russian troops to Nagorno-Karabakh and surrounding provinces with cold water and has insisted that Turkey respect the ceasefire from monitoring posts in Azerbaijan. President Putin said the agreement would involve an exchange of prisoners of war, while removing “all economic and transport contacts.” Representatives of the Armenian government and Azerbaijan accused each other on Saturday of violating a peace agreement that ended six weeks of fierce fighting for Nagorno-Karabakh, with Azerbaijani leaders threatening to destroy Armenian troops with an “iron fist.” According to Sergei, repeated conflicts in the region are not what drives him away. Instead, it was the peace treaty.
“That`s when we realized there was no life here. Until then, we hoped it would exist. The President of Azerbaijan, Ilham Aliyev, responded to the agreement by saying: “This declaration represents the capitulation of Armenia. This declaration ends years of occupation.  Major celebrations erupted throughout Azerbaijan, including in Baku, the capital, when news of the agreement was announced.  Armenia and Azerbaijan