Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev has known as on Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan to thank Russian President Vladimir Putin for saving his nation. According to Aliyev, Putin rescued Armenia, which “depends on Russia 100%.” “When Pashinyan gave us an ultimatum, when he offended the feelings of Azerbaijanis, he deserved to have been punished for it. And we [punished him].” Aliyev instructed Moscow each day RBK. “He should thank Putin for the fact that once again, Russia came to save Armenia.”On Saturday, Russia helped dealer a ceasefire between Baku and Yerevan. In the 2 days because the Moscow sit-down, hosted by Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, at Putin’s request, each nations have accused one another of violating the settlement, with studies of villages on either side of the battle line being hit by shelling. Also on rt.com Fresh artillery assaults & alternate of accusations overshadow ceasefire implementation in Nagorno-Karabakh According to Aliyev, Armenia’s “100% dependence” on Russia implies that Moscow has lots of affect over Yerevan, explaining that he repeatedly requested Russia to persuade the Armenian aspect of the necessity to “end the occupation” of Nagorno-Karabakh. So far, it seems Moscow is not ready to take that step. In the 2 weeks because the combating started, Putin has repeatedly known as for a ceasefire within the area. Although Russia acts as a mediator within the Armenian-Azerbaijani battle, Moscow is formally allied to Yerevan as a part of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO), and could be obliged to assist Armenia if its, internationally-recognised, territory got here underneath assault.In 1991, Nagorno-Karabakh declared independence from Azerbaijan – 29 years later, on September 27, the area noticed the biggest escalation of combating in almost three a long time. Both Baku and Yerevan imagine they’ve robust claims over the realm, which is internationally acknowledged as a part of Azerbaijan, however is primarily populated by ethnic Armenians. Baku considers the enclave to be illegally occupied by Armenia, and has said its objective is to regain full management of its territory. Also on rt.com Armenian/Azeri ceasefire in disputed Nagorno-Karabakh not a alternative for ‘permanent solution’ to battle, Turkey says Think your mates would have an interest? Share this story!