September 8, 2021 - 17:25 AMT
Russian peacekeepers escort 4 Azerbaijani convoys in Karabakh

The Russian peacekeeping contingent has escorted four convoys of trucks containing construction equipment to areas that fell under Azerbaijan's control during the Second Karabakh War, the Russian Defense Ministry said in a statement.

“At twenty-seven observation posts, Russian peacekeepers are conducting round-the-clock monitoring of the situation and control over the observance of the ceasefire. Russian peacekeepers conducted patrols along three routes in Shushi, Martuni and Martakert districts,” the statement reads.

The demining teams of the Russian peacekeeping contingent continue to mine facilities and terrain. Throughout the day, 2 hectares of territory were cleared from unexploded ordnance and explosive objects.

The Russian peacekeepers were deployed in the region immediately after Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan, Russian and Azerbaijani Presidents Vladimir Putin and Ilham Aliyev signed a statement to end the war in Karabakh on November 9. Under the deal, the Armenian side returned all the seven regions surrounding Nagorno-Karabakh, having lost a part of Karabakh itself in hostilities.

Photo. Ria Novosti