A column of Russian peacekeepers arrived in the area of concentration – the Armenian city of Goris, the Russian Defense Ministry reported on November 12.
It is noted that the servicemen of the 15th separate peacekeeping brigade made a march through the territory of Armenia over 300 km long.
“The convoy included armored personnel carriers, automobiles, and logistic equipment that had previously arrived from Russia at the Erebuni airfield,” the message says.
As told in the Russian military department, the peacekeeping contingent included contract soldiers who underwent special training to participate in peacekeeping missions.
The contingent is equipped with modern weapons and equipment, including the BTR-82A, armored vehicles “Tiger” and “Typhoon”.
23 Russian Il-76s have already arrived in Armenia and delivered military personnel and equipment. Then the peacekeepers unloaded and formed columns for the march to the concentration area in Nagorno-Karabakh.
A total of 1960 peacekeepers from the Russian Federation will be deployed in the region. The columns had to travel more than 250 km, take positions and set up observation posts along the line of contact and the Lachin corridor. It is planned to deploy observation points on November 12.
On November 9, Russian President Vladimir Putin, Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan and Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev signed a statement on the cessation of hostilities in Karabakh from November 10. Clashes have continued in the region since September 27. The agreement provides for the introduction of Russian peacekeepers into the region, the exchange of prisoners between the parties to the conflict and the return of refugees to Karabakh.