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Pashinyan states Russian peacekeepers surrounded in Nagorno-Karabakh; Russia refutes it

Source : 112 Ukraine

The Russian Defense Minister stated that this information does not correspond to reality
09:44, 17 December 2020

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Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan stated that the Azerbaijani military have surrounded the Russian peacekeepers along with the Armenian detachments in Nagorno-Karabakh as Svoboda reported.

“According to our information, the Russian peacekeepers are also surrounded. There are difficulties with communication due to the land environment. Besides, due to a number of reasons, there is a problem with communication. The peacekeepers also have such problems and we have a particular crisis,” Pashinyan said.

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In its turn, the Defense Ministry of Russia refuted the statement of the Armenian side that the Russian peacekeepers are surrounded. Russia states that this information does not correspond to reality.

“The information about the supposed surrounding of the detachments of the Russian peacekeeping forces by any side in the Nagorno-Karabakh does not correspond to reality,” Russia’s Defense Minister said.

Related: What’s next for Armenia’s military after devastating Nagorno-Karabakh defeat?

On November 9, Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan, Russian President Vladimir Putin, and Azerbaijani leader Ilham Aliyev agreed to cease the war in Nagorno-Karabakh. About 1,960 Russian peacekeepers with hardware should enter the region for at least five years as the guarantees. According to the agreement, Agdam district should be returned to Azerbaijan until November 20, Kalbajar district – until November 15 and Lachin district should be returned until December 1.

On November 14, Armenia and Azerbaijan started the exchange of the bodies of servicemen killed in the battles in Nagorno-Karabakh.

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On December 12, Armenia and Azerbaijan accused each other of violating a peace deal that ended six weeks of fighting over the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region. 

 

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