Over 50 thousand people came from Armenia to Azerbaijan's Khankendi

(c) the Russian Defense Ministry
(c) the Russian Defense Ministry

Russian peacekeepers ensured the safe return of more than 50,000 refugees from Armenia to the occupied lands of Azerbaijan, according to the Russian Ministry of Defense.

The ministry noted that 175 people were delivered by buses from Yerevan to Khankendi per day.

"A total of 50,002 refugees have already returned to Nagorno-Karabakh to their places of permanent residence," the Russian department explained.

The report clarifies that peacekeepers are accompanying such convoys every day, which apparently means that this process has not yet been completed.

In addition, Russian peacekeepers carry out round-the-clock monitoring of the ceasefire regime at 27 observation posts.

According to the report of the State Statistics Committee of Azerbaijan, 12,024 Azerbaijani citizens were expelled from Khankendi as a result of its occupation by the Armenian Armed Forces. Today, according to the norms of international law, they can return to their homes together with their descendants, therefore, according to current estimates, as a result of the implementation of paragraph 7 of the Statement of Russia, Azerbaijan and Armenia dated November 9, about 25-30 thousand people living today in the eastern regions of Azerbaijan will return to Khankendi.