Azerbaijan announced on Sunday its agreement to extend the deadline for the withdrawal of Armenians from the Kalbajar region, as part of a peace agreement reached with Russian mediation to end weeks of fighting around the Nagorno Karabakh region.
The foreign policy advisor to the Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev, Hikmat Hajiyev, confirmed that his country “agreed to extend the deadline for the withdrawal of Armenian armed forces and illegal Armenian settlers from Kalbajar until November 25”.
At the beginning of this week, a peace agreement was reached between Armenia and Azerbaijan under the auspices of Russia, ending the latest chapter in this long bloody conflict.
The agreement confirms the gains made by the Azerbaijani forces on the ground and provides for the ceding of additional areas in favor of Baku.
Russia began deploying about two thousand peacekeepers to Nagorno Karabakh after the agreement.