Russia rejects Azerbaijan’s demand for Lachin corridor checkpoints

  • Armenian Parliament Speaker Alen Simonyan announced that Yerevan and Baku have reached a “consensus” on a number of “internationally accepted” points in a possible peace agreement.
  • Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov dismissed Baku’s calls for checkpoints along the sole road connecting Armenia and Karabakh following talks with Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev.
  • Baku launched first-of-its-kind legal proceedings against Yerevan under a 1994 energy treaty, alleging that Armenia violated international law by running hydroelectric power plants in Karabakh.

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