Russian peacekeeping contingent began to deploy its forces in Nagorno-Karabakh
. Shushan Stepanyan, the press secretary of Armenian Defense Ministry reported that on Facebook
"Live military action has been suspended all over the front line. It's been relatively calm since 6 a.m. Russian peacekeeping contingent has been deploying in Artsakh", Stepanyan wrote.
As is known, Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan, Russian president Vladimir Putin and Azeri leader Ilham Aliev agreed to cease the conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh.
The deal foresees a ceasefire in Karabakh, the return of certain territories to Azerbaijan, and the deployment of a Russian peacekeeping contingent.
The conflict between neighboring republics has been running for several decades now. This year's escalation took place in September when the Azerbaijani military
shelled populated localities and military units in Karabakh. Next, motorized and tank units advanced in the northern, southern, and southeastern directions. Armenian government declared martial law.
Nagorno-Karabakh, the disputed and non-recognized republic is considered part of Azerbaijan, but in fact, it is governed by ethnic Armenians since the war of 1988-1994, as both ex-Soviet republics gained independence.