The situation in Nagorno-Karabakh is generally stabilizing, said Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Putin noted that Russia is making great efforts to mediate in the normalization of the situation in Nagorno-Karabakh, creating the preconditions for a soluton, taking into account the interests of both Yerevan and Baku.

“We made vigorous efforts to stop the hostilities in Nagorno-Karabakh, which resulted in the deaths of citizens of friendly Azerbaijan and Armenia. At the same time, we followed the key agreements reached in the OSCE Minsk Group, in particular, between its co-chairs – Russia, the United States and France. The main thing that has been achieved is to stop the bloodshed,” the Russian leader said.

Putin added that the Russian peacekeeping contingent continues to monitor the ceasefire and ensure the civilians’ safety.