The supply of electricity and natural gas in the Nagorno-Karabakh [(Artsakh)] capital Stepanakert has been restored by 95-97%, and with the assistance of Russian peacekeepers, the Russian Defense Ministry said in a statement.
"The servicemen of the Russian Defense Ministry's International Mine Action Center have inspected the presence of explosive devices at the repair and restoration sites, including in the two school buildings where the educational process will resume in the near future," the Ministry added in the statement.
Earlier, public transport was restored and road traffic was regulated in Stepanakert.
"The engineering and technical units of the Russian peacekeeping force contingent continue to assist local administrations in clearing public roads and restoring social infrastructure facilities in Stepanakert," the Russian Defense Ministry added.
On November 9, Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan, Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev, and Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a joint statement on a complete cessation of hostilities— which Azerbaijan had launched on September 27—in and around Artsakh. Accordingly, Russian peacekeepers are deployed in the region to monitor the implementation of the ceasefire and the cessation of hostilities.