Russian Defense Ministry issues statement on Kalbajar district

  24 February 2021    Read: 571
  Russian Defense Ministry issues statement on Kalbajar district

The Russian peacekeeping contingent accompanied the next convoy of humanitarian cargo from the territories of the Nagorno-Karabakh, reports citing the Russian Defense Ministry.

"The Russian peacekeeping contingent continues to ensure the transit of goods between the territories which came under the control of Azerbaijan in November 2020", the Ministry stated.

A convoy of 25 KamAZ military trucks and accompanying vehicles delivered more than 180 tons of cargo to the Kalbajar district to restore the energy and water supply systems of social facilities and residential buildings. The cargo consisted of electrical equipment, concrete structures and construction materials, "the ministry added.

Note that, the assistance was provided to Azerbaijan on the terms of the trilateral statement signed by the leaders of Russia, Azerbaijan and Armenia on November 10 in 2020.

On November 10, Armenia, Azerbaijan and Russia signed an agreement to end six weeks of fierce fighting in Nagorno-Karabakh.

Under the agreement, Russian peacekeepers are being deployed along the front line in Nagorno-Karabakh and the corridor between the region and Armenia.

A total of 1,960 Russian peacekeepers are to be deployed in Nagorno-Karabakh under a five-year mandate.

Also, according to the agreement, on 20 November, Armenia handed over the Aghdam region which lies to the east of Nagorno-Karabakh, to Azerbaijan. This followed on 25 November by the Kalbajar region to the northwest of Nagorno-Karabakh

Finally, on 1 December, Armenia handed over the Lachin District, over which the Lachin pass connecting Nagorno-Karabakh to Armenia passes.

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