More than 34,500 Artsakh citizens have returned to Stepanakert from Armenia with the assistance of Russian peacekeepers since the end of the Artsakh War.
As Zartonk Media was informed from press service of the Russian Ministry of Defense, the statement runs as follows:
Russian peacekeepers escorted buses with refugees returning to Artsakh from the territory of the Republic of Armenia.
778 people have been delivered from Yerevan to Stepanakert by buses. The buses were accompanied by patrols of the Russian peacekeeping contingent and military police.
Russian peacekeepers conduct round-the-clock monitoring of the situation at twenty-three observation posts.
The Russian peacekeepers provide the security of the return of the citizens to their places of permanent residence, the humanitarian aid, the restoration of civil infrastructure facilities.
In total, more than 34,500 refugees have already returned to their places of permanent residence in Artsakh.
In accordance with the agreements specified in the joint statement of the President of the Russian Federation, the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia, a complete cease-fire and all military operations in Artsakh were declared from 00: 00 Moscow time on November 10 this year.
A peacekeeping contingent of the Russian Federation has been deployed to monitor the ceasefire and military operations in Artsakh.
The Russian contingent is based on units of the 15th separate motorized rifle brigade (peacekeeping) of the Central Military District.
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