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Soldiers of the Russian peacekeeping contingent ensured the safety of more than 60 pilgrims when visiting the Amaras monastery complex near the demarcation line in Nagorno-Karabakh.

“The personnel of the Russian peacekeeping contingent are carrying out the task of ensuring the safety of pilgrims at the Amaras complex. Pilgrims arrive both centrally in the convoy and by private vehicles, ”said Viktor Kulikov, a spokesman for the Russian peacekeeping contingent.

Peacekeepers ensure the safety of pilgrims while on the move and visiting the Amaras monastery complex and during church services.

“We came from Armenia, we really wanted to come, but there were problems with fear and the opportunity to come, but thanks to the peacekeepers that we were able to come here in peace. The peacekeepers are very respectful to us, thank you. We rode all the way calmly, it was just morally difficult for us, but we see that the peacekeepers are fulfilling their tasks and we are calm from this. They are very generous and even in Armenian they were interested in our well-being. Thanks to them for that, ”said pilgrim Gayane Mkhitorian.

“With security, everything is fine now, at the expense of the peacekeepers, every major service they are here. Services are held in peace. I almost live here, pilgrims come from different places. In any case, Russia has always been there. Seeing Russian flags, we feel free, we feel friendship and, most importantly, security, ”said Vilen Grigoryan, deacon of the Amaras monastery.

Russian peacekeepers escorted pilgrims from Stepanakert to Martuni region, who attended a service in the monastery of the Armenian Apostolic Church.

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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