Russian Defense Ministry: over 41,000 refugees return to Karabakh

Russian Defense Ministry: over 41,000 refugees return to Karabakh

More than 41,000 refugees have come back home in Nagorno-Karabakh since the combat actions ended in the region, the Russian Defense Ministry said.

"Today 457 people were delivered by buses from Yerevan to Khankendi. <...> More than 41,000 refugees have returned to their places of residence in Nagorno-Karabakh," the ministry said.

Russia’s peacekeepers are in Nagorno-Karabakh in accordance with the agreements confirmed by the November 9 joint statement on a full ceasefire in the region made by Russian President Vladimir Putin, Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev and Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan.

The Russian peacekeepers have set up observation posts along the engagement line in Nagorno-Karabakh and along the Lachinsky corridor that connects Armenia with the enclave to exercise control of the ceasefire observance. The peacekeeping mission’s command is stationed in Khankendi. The situation is being monitored round-the-clock.

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