MOSCOW, November 18. /TASS/. Russian peacekeepers redeployed observation posts and changed their number in Nagorno-Karabakh, Defense Ministry Spokesman Major-General Igor Konashenkov announced on Wednesday.
"Considering the current situation, the Russian contingent’s command specified the position and the structure of observation posts. The peacekeeping units are carrying out round-the-clock monitoring of the situation and exercising control of the ceasefire at 23 observation posts in the area of the peacekeeping operation. Eleven observation posts have been set up in the northern area of responsibility and 12 in the southern zone," the spokesman said.
The Russian peacekeepers earlier set up 25 observation posts in the area of the peacekeeping operation: nine in the northern and southern responsibility areas each and also seven temporary posts in the Lachin corridor.
The Russian peacekeeping contingent’s units continue accomplishing the tasks of round-the-clock monitoring and control of the ceasefire in Nagorno-Karabakh, the general stressed.
Russian military transport planes continue airlifting personnel, military hardware and equipment of the peacekeeping contingent to Nagorno-Karabakh. Overall, the Russian military transport aircraft have carried out 184 flights since November 10, including 22 in the past twenty-four hours, the Defense Ministry spokesman said.
On November 9, Russian President Vladimir Putin, President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev and Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan signed a joint statement on a full ceasefire in Nagorno-Karabakh. Under the peace deal, Azerbaijani and Armenian forces will remain at their current positions while 1,960 Russian peacekeepers will be deployed to the region.
The Russian peacekeeping contingent in Nagorno-Karabakh will basically comprise units of the 15th separate motor rifle (peacekeeping) brigade of the Central Military District, Russia’s Defense Ministry said.
The Russian peacekeepers have set up observation posts along the engagement line in Nagorno-Karabakh and along the Lachin corridor that connects Armenia with the enclave to exercise control of the ceasefire observance. The peacekeeping mission’s command has been deployed in the area of Stepanakert. The Russian peacekeepers are monitoring the situation round-the-clock.