EMERCOM of Russia to increase the number of rescuers in Karabakh by 75 people

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The Russian Emergencies Ministry in the coming days will send a consolidated group of rescuers of 75 specialists and 13 pieces of equipment to Nagorno-Karabakh. This was reported on Sunday, November 22, on the ministry’s website.

“At the moment, 75 specialists and 13 units of cross-country vehicles are ready to leave the Noginsk Rescue Center. The arrival of additional forces and means continues, ”the message says.

The consolidated group is formed from employees of the Noginsky, Uralsky, Tula, Donskoy, Nevsky, Volzhsky rescue centers, the Leader detachment and the Ruza center for providing control points, specialists from the central office and departmental psychologists.

The forces and means of the Ministry of Emergency Situations will be sent to the unrecognized Nagorno-Karabakh Republic (NKR) in the coming days.

Earlier, on November 20, the head of the department of international activities of the Russian Ministry of Emergency Situations Vladimir Soloviev said that it was planned to increase the grouping in Karabakh, psychologists would be sent to the region.

On the same day, the head of the Ministry of Emergency Situations Yevgeny Zinichev said that 284 buildings were completely destroyed in Karabakh. According to him, the number of migrants returning to the region may reach 30 thousand people, at the same time the existing infrastructure can accommodate about 5 thousand people. According to the NKR President Arayik Harutyunyan, 25 thousand people returned to the region, according to the republic’s registration center, in five days.

The task force of the Russian Emergencies Ministry arrived in Stepanakert on November 16 to provide assistance to the local population. On November 20, the first military group of the Interdepartmental Center for Humanitarian Response began its work in the capital of the NKR.

On November 9, Azerbaijan and Armenia, with the mediation of Russia, signed an agreement on the cessation of hostilities in Karabakh from November 10. The document also provides for the introduction of Russian peacekeepers into the region, the exchange of prisoners between the parties to the conflict, the transfer of a number of regions of the region by Armenia to Azerbaijan and the return of refugees.

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