October 18, 2021 - 11:12 AMT
Russia delivers 10 tons of humanitarian aid to Karabakh

A military transport aircraft of Russia's Aerospace Forces has delivered to Yerevan another batch of humanitarian aid for the refugees and large families of Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh), the Defense Ministry of Russia reports.

The humanitarian aid was collected by charitable organizations and loaded onto a military aircraft at the Chkalovsky airfield in the Moscow region. Semyon Bless, a representative of the Russian Aerospace Forces. revealed on Monday, October 18 that 10 tons of humanitarian aid will be further transported to Stepanakert, the capital of Nagorno-Karabakh.

This is not the first such campaign as the Russian peacekeeping contingent has been regularly staging humanitarian relief in Nagorno-Karabakh. The peacekeepers are carrying out a whole range of activities from working with local residents to collecting information about those in need of help, communicating with charitable organizations and handing over necessary supplies to schools and families.

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.