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Soldiers of the Russian peacekeeping contingent ensured the safety of about 150 pilgrims when they visited the Amaras monastery complex near the demarcation line in Nagorno-Karabakh.

“We visit the temple sometimes as a family, sometimes alone. I want to say that our strength is in our faith, in our temple. Unfortunately, we cannot visit the temple of Kazanchetsots in the city of Shusha like that, but on behalf of my people I want to thank you for such safety, it is very good that we can safely visit our temple and pray to our God. And for this we are very grateful to you, first of all, all peacekeepers, your people headed by Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin, ”said the pilgrim of the monastery Mariam Markaryan.

The servicemen of the Russian peacekeeping contingent on modern armored personnel carriers BTR-82A ensure safe visits by pilgrims to church services in the Amaras monastery complex, located near the demarcation line in Nagorno-Karabakh.

After the end of hostilities and the signing of a ceasefire agreement, the early medieval Amaras monastery found itself in the immediate vicinity of the demarcation line. Servicemen of the Russian peacekeeping contingent in Nagorno-Karabakh on a regular basis ensure the safety of pilgrims wishing to visit this shrine.

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 is deployed to control the ceasefire and military operations in Nagorno-Karabakh.

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