Russia transferred to Nagorno-Karabakh more than 1,1 thousands of peacekeepers and 168 pieces of equipment. This was announced by Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu during his report to Russian President Vladimir Putin.
According to the head of the military department, military transport aircraft VTA VKS RF Il-76 and An-124 in three days made 73 flight, maintaining an average pace of 25 flights per day. An operational group of the Ministry of Defense has already been deployed on the territory of Nagorno-Karabakh.
We continue to transport equipment and materials at a pace 25 sorties per day by the military transport aviation of the Russian Aerospace Forces. In three days, 73 air travel – transported 1 thousand. 103 military, 168 pieces of equipment
– quotes the military department of the words of Shoigu.
Also, according to the head of the Ministry of Defense, established direct communication channels with the Ministry of Defense of Armenia and Azerbaijan, work continues to clarify the parameters of the peacekeeping mission.
Shoigu clarified, that the deployment of observation posts in Nagorno-Karabakh will be completed on Saturday.
Today we are completing the deployment of observation posts in the area of responsibility “south”. There will be nine in total in this zone.. Another unit of peacekeepers is deployed in the north of Nagorno-Karabakh. Tomorrow we plan to complete the placement of eight posts in this zone
– he told the, adding, that there are four observation posts in the region near the cities of Stepanakert and Shusha.
In total, the peacekeeping mission will involve 1960 military 15 separate motorized rifle brigade (peacekeeping) CVO, 90 BTR-82A, 380 units of automotive and special equipment, attack and military transport helicopters, drones.
Meanwhile, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced the creation of an interdepartmental humanitarian response center to provide assistance to the population of Nagorno-Karabakh. The Center will include representatives of the Ministry of Defense, MID, Ministry of Emergency Situations and the FSB Border Service. The main task – “operational support of the process of returning refugees to their places of permanent residence, interaction with the state bodies of Azerbaijan and Armenia to restore civil infrastructure and create conditions for normal life in Nagorno-Karabakh”.