Additional group of Russian rescuers arrives in Khankendi

Additional group of Russian rescuers arrives in Khankendi

The additional group of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of Russia arrived in Khankendi to provide support to the local population, the ministry’s operational group in Nagorno-Karabakh said, adding that representatives of the central office of the ministry and specialists of the Ministry of Energy have also arrived.

Yesterday the Il-76 plane of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of Russia landed in Yerevan with an additional group of rescuers and machinery for work in Nagorno-Karabakh. The rescuers and machinery will be deployed in Ivanyan village (near Khankendi) where the operative group of the ministry is deployed. The specialists will provide assistance to the population of Nagorno-Karabakh.

On November 9, Russian President Vladimir Putin, Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev and Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan signed a joint statement on a complete ceasefire in Nagorno-Karabakh. The Russian leader said the Azerbaijani and Armenian sides would remain on the positions they hold and Russian peacekeepers would be deployed to the region. Besides, Armenia and Azerbaijan should carry out the exchange of prisoners of war and the bodies of those killed. Aghdam region will be returned to Azerbaijan before November 20, Kelbajar region - before November 15, Lachin region - before December 1. Later, Baku gave Yerevan postponement for troops withdrawal from Kelbajar until November 25.

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