Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev urgently visited the cities that had been captured by the Azerbaijani Armed Forces near the combat zone in Karabakh.
Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev visited the cities of Vizuli and Gabriel, which were under the control of the army, and located near Karabakh.
President Aliyev’s press service stated that “President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev and First Lady Mehriban Aliyeva visited the Fizuli and Jibril regions on 16 November, which were controlled by the Azerbaijani army.
— Nigar (@Aghazada_Nigar) November 16, 2020
On November 9, Armenia and Azerbaijan signed a ceasefire agreement in Nagorny Karabakh, and the Kremlin announced that Russian President Vladimir Putin, his Azerbaijani counterpart Ilham Aliyev and Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan signed a joint declaration on a ceasefire in Karabakh that entered into force Implementation on the tenth of this month.
— Serious War (@serious_war_eng) November 16, 2020
The ceasefire declaration stipulates that the Armenian and Azerbaijani forces will stop at their current positions, and the Russian peacekeepers will be deployed along the line of contact in Karabakh and the corridor connecting the Armenian lands and Karabakh.
The agreement also includes lifting restrictions on movement, transit and the exchange of prisoners between the two parties to the conflict, and the return of the displaced to Karabakh, under the auspices of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.
The roots of the Karabakh conflict can be traced back to February of 1988 when the Autonomous Karabakh District declared its secession from the Azerbaijan SSR. In the context of the armed confrontation that took place between 1992 – 1994, Azerbaijan lost its control of Nagorno Karabakh and other adjacent areas.