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The French and American sides are offended by Russia. Lavrov about the reasons, further steps related to Karabakh

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Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov answered questions from local and international media today. As expected, some of the questions were about the Karabakh conflict, the November 10 ceasefire and the agreement signed, as well as the Russian peacekeeping mission.

The first question that arose was about official Turkey announcing that its observers, together with Russian peacekeepers, would carry out a peacekeeping mission in Nagorno-Karabakh.

"There will be no Turkish peacekeepers in Nagorno Karabakh." Sergey Lavrov stated this in response.

According to him, Turkish observers will be present only at the Ceasefire Control Center, which will be located in Azerbaijan, in the territory of the non-conflict zone.

"As for the statements made in the Turkish parliament that Turkish observers will work on the same grounds as the Russians, we are talking only about the center, which will be located in the territory of Azerbaijan, without relocation, at one point," Lavrov said.

The issue was widely discussed a few days ago, after which Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova had to explain that the Turks had nothing to do with the peacekeeping mission. Meanwhile, a day later, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced that Ankara would participate in a joint peacekeeping mission in Karabakh with the Russians.

"No peacekeeping unit of the Turkish Republic will go to Karabakh. "This is clearly stated in the joint statement of the leaders of Azerbaijan, Armenia and Russia," Lavrov said.

He noted that he had read the statements of Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu and Defense Minister Hulusi Akar that "Turkish peacekeepers will work on the same grounds as the Russians." "This refers exclusively to the center, which will always work without mission visits. "Indeed, Russian-Turkish specialists will work on this basis on the same basis, but without any movement, in the territory of Azerbaijan," he said.

The Minister also stressed that the activities of Turkish observers will be limited to the Russian-Turkish center to monitor the ceasefire in Nagorno Karabakh. "The limits of the mobility of Turkish observers are limited to the geographical coordinates, which will be determined by the location of the Russian-Turkish monitoring center in Azerbaijan, in an area far from the territory adjacent to Karabakh, which will be further agreed," Lavrov said.