Peacekeepers escorted aid convoys from Shusha to Krasny Bazar

Russian peacekeepers escorted convoys of trucks loaded with construction materials and food supplies for restoration of infrastructure of the Nagorno Karabakh settlements. This was reported by the Defense Ministry on Wednesday, July 14.

They say a military police unit escorted the convoy back and forth between Shusha and Krasny Bazar. The Russian military also ensured the security of vehicles in the zone of responsibility of observation posts.

The day before, officers and military doctors of the Russian peacekeeping contingent carried out a humanitarian-medical action in the village of Vank in the Martakert region of Nagorno-Karabakh. Russian military doctors provided consultative and qualified medical aid to the residents, and the officers of the Humanitarian Response Center handed over to the hospital about 2 tons of medicines from Russian non-governmental organizations.

In early May, acting Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan said that the presence of Russian peacekeepers in Nagorno-Karabakh was a solid guarantee of security. He also emphasized Russian President Vladimir Putin’s role in achieving peace in the region.

The conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh ended on November 10, 2020 after the signing of a trilateral agreement on the cessation of hostilities in Nagorno-Karabakh. The document also provided for the introduction of Russian peacekeepers in the region, the exchange of prisoners between the parties to the conflict, the transfer of some areas of the region by Armenia to Azerbaijan and the return of refugees to Karabakh.