Russia has deployed a peacekeeping contingent to Nagorno-Karabakh after Russian President Vladimir Putin, along with the leaders of Armenia and Azerbaijan, signed a statement on the end of the war in the region. This was reported by RIA Novosti.
"The command of the Russian peacekeeping force is being deployed to manage a peacekeeping operation in the Stepanakert area," the statement said.
Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev stated that Russian peacekeepers would remain in the region for five years with an automatic extension for another five years if there were no objections from Baku and Yerevan.
According to the Russian Defense Ministry, the Russian contingent will consist of 1960 servicemen, 90 armored personnel carriers, 380 units of equipment.
As we reported earlier, Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan, Russian President Vladimir Putin, and Azerbaijani leader Ilham Aliyev agreed to cease the war in the Nagorno-Karabakh region.
"I signed a statement with the presidents of Russia and Azerbaijan on the end of the Karabakh war at 01:00. The text of the already published statement is indescribably painful for me personally and for our people. I made this decision based on an in-depth analysis of the military situation and assessment of people who know it best,” Pashinyan noted.