MIL OSI Translation. Region: Russian Federation –
The engineer-sapper groups of the humanitarian demining company of the Russian peacekeeping contingent continue to clear the territory of Nagorno-Karabakh from mine danger and explosive objects.
Currently, Russian sappers have carried out a search for explosives on the outskirts of the urban-type settlement of Krasny Bazar. Agricultural lands that were previously cultivated by local residents were subjected to artillery fire during the armed conflict.
The servicemen of the humanitarian demining unit of the Russian peacekeeping contingent carried out a complete cleaning of about five hectares of farmland. Thanks to the work done, local farmers can return to cultivating the land and caring for the mulberry plantation.
In total, since November 23, 2020, servicemen of the humanitarian demining unit of the Russian peacekeeping contingent have cleared 2012 hectares of territory, 620 kilometers of roads from unexploded ordnance, checked 1,716 houses and buildings, including 30 socially significant objects, found and neutralized 25,580 explosive objects.
In addition to providing assistance in clearing the area of explosives, Russian peacekeepers yesterday organized escort of more than 50 pilgrims to the Amaras and Dadivank monasteries, located in the immediate vicinity of the demarcation line in Nagorno-Karabakh.
Dadivank Monastery is one of the oldest Christian monasteries and is located on the territory of the Kalbajar region, which, in accordance with a tripartite statement, came under the control of Azerbaijan in November 2020.
In accordance with the agreements specified in the joint statement of the President of the Russian Federation, the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia, from 00:00 Moscow time on November 10, 2020, a complete ceasefire and all hostilities in Nagorno-Karabakh were announced.
A peacekeeping contingent of the Russian Federation has been deployed to control the ceasefire and military operations in Nagorno-Karabakh.
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