Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu reported to President Vladimir Putin on Friday, November 20, on the completion of the deployment of the Russian peacekeeping contingent in Karabakh.
It is noted that 250 flights were made to accommodate the Russian military contingent, during which 1960 people and 552 units of special equipment were transported.
To date, the territory of Nagorno-Karabakh and the Lachin corridor are completely under the control of Russian military personnel.
Russian President Vladimir Putin said that the deployment of Russian peacekeeping forces helped to stop the bloodshed in Nagorno-Karabakh.
Putin stressed that the peacekeepers are effectively monitoring the ceasefire in the region, and also noted that humanitarian aid to the residents of Karabakh is becoming a priority for the Russian Federation.
Also, the head of state called the work of the Russian peacekeepers in Nagorno-Karabakh clear and well-coordinated. He called on Russian peacekeepers to establish contacts between Armenians and Azerbaijanis in order to prevent conflicts on domestic grounds.
Earlier that day, the first military group of the humanitarian response center began working in Stepanakert. This was stated by the official representative of the Russian Ministry of Defense, Major General Igor Konashenkov.
On November 19, Russian peacekeepers in Nagorno-Karabakh ensured the security of the passage of the Azerbaijani military from Shushi to the Fizuli region of Azerbaijan. The peacekeepers continue to ensure the ceasefire in Nagorno-Karabakh and the safety of traffic along the Lachin corridor.
On November 9, Russian President Vladimir Putin, Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev and Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan signed an agreement to end hostilities in Nagorno-Karabakh from November 10. The document also provides for the introduction of Russian peacekeepers into the region, the exchange of prisoners between the parties to the conflict, the transfer of a number of regions of the region by Armenia to Azerbaijan and the return of refugees to Karabakh.