Russian peacekeepers take control of Lachin corridor

  11 November 2020    Read: 776
Russian peacekeepers take control of Lachin corridor

Russian peacekeepers have taken control of the Lachin corridor and road section of Karabakh, Sergei Rudskoy, Chief of the Main Operations Department of the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces said.

At this stage, the front units of the Russian Armed Forces have set up temporary observation posts in the Lachin corridor.

Note, along the contact line in Nagorno-Karabakh and along the Lachin corridor, a peacekeeping contingent of the Russian Federation shall be deployed in the amount of 1,960 military personnel with small arms, 90 armored personnel carriers, 380 units of automobile and special equipment. The peacekeeping contingent of the Russian Federation shall be deployed in parallel with the withdrawal of the Armenian armed forces. Russian peacekeepers will control the Lachin corridor (5km wide), which shall provide a connection of Nagorno-Karabakh with Armenia and shall not affect the city of Shusha.

By agreement of the Parties, a plan for the construction of a new route along the Lachin corridor shall be determined in the next three years, providing communication between Nagorno-Karabakh and Armenia, with subsequent redeployment of the Russian peacekeeping contingent to protect this route. 


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