MIL OSI Translation. Region: Russian Federation –
The servicemen of the Russian peacekeeping contingent ensured the safety of visiting the Amaras monastery complex on the line of demarcation of the sides in Nagorno-Karabakh for about 100 pilgrims and local residents.
Pilgrims, including students of Shusha University, arrived in Martuni region for a church service in Amaras from the city of Stepanakert and the settlements adjacent to the monastery.
“Before Christmas, the number of pilgrims wishing to visit holy places increased dramatically, and this also applies to the Amaras complex. In connection with the increased number of pilgrims, an additional responsibility is imposed on the peacekeeping contingent to ensure the safety of visiting these places. The peacekeepers are coping with the task, ”said Mahmud Aybazov, a representative of the Russian peacekeeping contingent.
Peacekeepers ensure the safety of pilgrims while on the move and visiting the Amaras monastery complex and during church services.
“Thanks to the Russian peacekeepers, we arrived safely in Amaras. It is very interesting, because peacekeepers are still standing here, next to us, and we feel safe, “said students of Shusha University
As a result of the agreements reached, the Amaras monastery was in close proximity to the line of demarcation of the sides in Nagorno-Karabakh. The servicemen of the Russian peacekeeping contingent 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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