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Russian peacekeepers deployed on Armenia-Azerbaijan border

Source : 112 Ukraine

The Armenian side invited them to patrol the area
08:48, 6 August 2021

Russian Defense Ministry

Russian peacekeepers have arrived to patrol the northeastern part of Armenia's state border with Azerbaijan. Press office of Armenian Defense Ministry reported that as quoted by Interfax news agency.

"Russian peacekeepers have been deployed in the section of Voskepar village", reads the message on the website of the Armenian military authority. 

Military logistics buildings are under construction in that area; the procedure is in line with Russian-Armenian cooperation agenda.

Related: Armenia blames Azerbaijan with provoking shootout on border

In June, Azerbaijani Defense Ministry reported that the Armenian Armed Forces fired on the positions of the Azerbaijani Army in the Kelbajar region. In turn, the Ministry of Defense of Armenia denied the message of Baku about the shelling of the positions of the Azerbaijani army, announcing the attack on its positions instead.

Prior to that, Azerbaijan handed over 15 prisoners of war to Armenia in exchange for maps of minefields on a part of the territory of Nagorno-Karabakh.

In May, Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan asked Russian leader Vladimir Putin to bring his peacekeepers in Armenia in the view of a military threat coming from Azerbaijan.

Related: Armenia, Azerbaijan report new clashes on border

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