Russian military doctors arrive in Khankendi

Russian military doctors arrive in Khankendi

First groups of the Eastern Military District’s special-purpose medical unit arrived in Khankendi to provide medical assistance to the local population, the Russian Defense Ministry said.

Earlier, a group of doctors was flown by Il-76 aircraft from the Russian city of Khabarovsk to Armenia’s capital Yerevan.

‘Teams of the special-purpose medical united carried out a 300-km one-day journey in a vehicle convoy travelling from Yerevan to Khankendi. <…> The convoy was accompanied by patrols of the Russian peacekeeping force and military police," the ministry said.

"The first group of doctors lists more than 60 medical specialists, including military surgeons, intensive care specialists, physicians and epidemiologists," it said.

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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