January 12, 2021 - 12:31 AMT
Russia: 48,700 refugees return to Karabakh in two months

235 more refugees have returned to their homes in Nagorno-Karabakh, their safety was ensured by Russian peacekeepers, the Russian Defense Ministry said on Tuesday, January 12.

The Karabakh residents were delivered from Yerevan to Stepanakert by buses, which were accompanied by patrol vehicles of the Russian peacekeeping contingent and the military police, the Ministry said.

Almost 48,700 refugees have returned to their places of permanent residence in Nagorno-Karabakh since mid-November.

According to the Russian Defense Ministry, the peacekeepers are conducting round-the-clock monitoring of the situation and the ceasefire from their observation posts across Karabakh.