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April 12, 2021

In Russia's Hands

Nagorno-Karabakh after the ceasefire agreement
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Armenia’s Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan (L front), and Azerbaijan’s President Ilham Aliyev (L back) and Russia’s President Vladimir Putin hold a trilateral meeting in the Kremlin. The leaders are to discuss the implementation of the 9 November 2020 tripartite statement on Nagorno-Karabakh and further steps aimed at stabilising the situation in the region.
Armenia’s Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan (L front), and Azerbaijan’s President Ilham Aliyev (L back) and Russia’s President Vladimir Putin hold a trilateral meeting in the Kremlin. The leaders are to discuss the implementation of the 9 November 2020 tripartite statement on Nagorno-Karabakh and further steps aimed at stabilising the situation in the region.
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The ceasefire of 9 November 2020 brought an end to the second Nagorno-Karabakh war and appears to have stabilised the strategic situation until the first mandate of the Russian peacekeeping contingent deployed to the region expires in November 2025. However, the ceasefire agreement does not provide for a political settlement of the conflict. Due to Armenia’s military defeat Karabakhi Armenians are left with no option but to rely on Russia as a security guarantor. 

This text is part of a brief in the Conflict Series for the European Union Institute for Security Studies. You can download the full brief here.

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This text was first published as part of the Conflict Series by European Union Institute for Security Studies on April 1, 2021

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