Russian peacekeepers enter Khankendi

Russian peacekeepers enter Khankendi

Russian peacekeepers continue deploying their units in Nagorno-Karabakh, namely the peacekeeping battalion of the 15th Separate Motor Rifle Brigade, which entered the city of Khankendi, Russian Defense Ministry Spokesman Igor Konashenkov said.

The battalion’s formations have begun deploying observation posts near the city of Shusha as well.

"The deployment of the main forces of the Russian peacekeeping contingency continues. The peacekeeping battalion of the 15th Separate Motor Rifle brigade marched into the city of Khankendi at 17:00. Ten observation posts have been established along the line of contact in Nagorno-Karabakh and the Lachin corridor," he said, adding that Russian peacekeepers have begun to establish four observation posts in southern Karabakh, near the city of Shusha.

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.

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