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More than 150 pilgrims from Armenia and the settlements of Nagorno-Karabakh, with the assistance of the military personnel of the Russian peacekeeping contingent, visited the ancient monastery complex of Amaras, located near the demarcation line in Nagorno-Karabakh.

“The Russian peacekeeping contingent ensures the safety of pilgrims at the Amaras complex. Pilgrims arrive both centrally as part of a convoy and separately in private vehicles,” said Denis Fartunov, a representative of the Russian peacekeeping contingent.

On the eve of the church service at the facilities of the monastery complex, located near the demarcation line, Russian peacekeepers inspected the territory adjacent to the complex, took measures to monitor compliance with the ceasefire, as well as ensure the safety of the movement of the motorcade with pilgrims along the route of Stepanakert – Amaras Monastery and back .

Amaras is one of the early medieval Christian monasteries located in the Martuni region. The Amaras complex in medieval Armenia had the status of a well-known religious and cultural center.

As a result of the agreements reached, pilgrims from Stepanakert are freely allowed to enter the territory of the Amaras monastery, accompanied by military personnel of the Russian peacekeeping contingent in Nagorno-Karabakh.

In accordance with the agreements indicated 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 declared.

To control the ceasefire and hostilities in Nagorno-Karabakh, a peacekeeping contingent of the Russian Federation is deployed.

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