MOSCOW, November 12. /TASS/. Russian peacekeepers continue deploying their units in Nagorno-Karabakh, namely the peacekeeping battalion of the 15th Separate Motor Rifle Brigade, which entered the city of Stepanakert, Russian Defense Ministry Spokesman Igor Konashenkov told reporters on Thursday. The battalion’s formations have begun deploying observation posts near the city of Shushi as well.
"The deployment of the main forces of the Russian peacekeeping contingency continues. The peacekeeping battalion of the 15th Separate Motor Rifle brigade marched into the city of Stepanakert at 17:00. Ten observation posts have been established along the line of contact in Nagorno-Karabakh and the Lachin corridor," he said, adding that Russian peacekeepers have begun to establish four observation posts in southern Karabakh, near the city of Shushi.
On November 9, Russian President Vladimir Putin, Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev and Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan signed a joint statement on a complete ceasefire in Nagorno-Karabakh starting from November 10. The Russian leader said the Azerbaijani and Armenian sides would maintain the positions that they had held and Russian peacekeepers would be deployed to the region. Besides, Baku and Yerevan must exchange prisoners and the bodies of those killed. In total, Russia plans to deploy 1,960 troops, 90 armored personnel carriers and 380 vehicles and special equipment units to the region.