MIL OSI Translation. Region: Russian Federation –
The servicemen of the Russian peacekeeping contingent ensured the safe collection of more than 500 tons of grapes on 5 plantations from an area of 27 hectares located near the contact line in Nagorno-Karabakh.
Harvesting in the presence of Russian peacekeepers has been taking place for more than a month on plantations near the settlements of Chartar, Machkalashen, Amaras of the Martuni region and in the village of Khramort of the Askeran region.
“Our task is to ensure safety during grape harvesting in the village of Machkalashen, Martuni district. The administration of the village of Machkalashen asked the Russian peacekeeping contingent to ensure the safety of harvesting in the vicinity of the demarcation line. The local population feels protected in the presence of the Russian peacekeeping contingent, ”said Andrey Reznikov, a spokesman for the Russian peacekeeping contingent.
Earlier, the winemakers of Nagorno-Karabakh donated part of their first harvest to children at the boarding school in Stepanakert, where the peacekeepers also ensured the safety of workers on the plantations during the grape harvest.
“Today we started harvesting and brought it for our children. The peacekeepers ensured our safety during the harvest. We decided to share the first harvest with our orphanage, ”said Anna Sargsyan, a representative of the winery.
In the spring of this year, Russian sappers cleaned the area from explosives, ensuring safe vineyard care, as well as picking berries on time.
Since November 23, 2020, 2,298 hectares of territory, 683 km of roads, 1,937 buildings have been cleared of unexploded ordnance, 26,032 explosive objects have been discovered and neutralized.
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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