Moscow demands a solution to the issue of the presence of foreign fighters in Nagorno-Karabakh. This was stated by the speaker of the Russian Foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova, reports TASS.
“The militants who were transferred to Nagorno-Karabakh did not disappear,” the diplomat recalled. According to her, all parties that strive for peace should participate in the decision to withdraw them.
During interrogation, Syrian mercenary Al-Haji, previously captured by Armenia, revealed the mechanism for transferring militants to Karabakh. According to him, on the Syrian-Turkish border, out of hundreds of potential mercenaries, 500 people aged 20 to 40 were selected, who were promised to be paid two thousand dollars a month. After that, the recruited Syrians without checking documents at the Turkish border, accompanied by the military, went to the Turkish airport. From there, on Turkish and Azerbaijani planes, they arrived in Azerbaijan, where they were met by local and Turkish military.
It became known in early October that Syrian mercenaries supported by Turkey were sent to Nagorno-Karabakh to fight. Armenia stated that four thousand militants are fighting on the side of Azerbaijan. Later, it was also reported that Turkey had deployed 1.2 thousand special forces to the conflict zone.
On November 9, the leaders of Russia, Armenia and Azerbaijan adopted a joint statement suggesting the cessation of hostilities in Nagorno-Karabakh from November 10. The parties to the conflict stop at their positions. Azerbaijan will gain control over the territories of Aghdam, Gazakh, Kelbajar and Lachin regions. Russian peacekeepers entered the region.