Russian sappers clear Lachin corridor from mines

Russian sappers clear Lachin corridor from mines

Russian sappers completely cleared Lachin corridor and the road leading to Khankendi from mines, the spokesman of the Russian Ministry of Defence, Major General Igor Konashenkov said at a briefing yesterday.

He said that Lachin corridor was opened for the safe movement of civilian transport facilities. 

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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