The servicemen of the International Mine Action Center of the Russian Ministry of Defense continue their engineering search and demining in the area of responsibility of the Russian peacekeeping forces in Nagorno-Karabakh [(Artsakh)], the Russian MOD reports.
Accordingly, Russian peacekeepers have cleared the southern outskirts of the capital Stepanakert of explosive ordnances. During their demining, the sappers found and defused about 100 explosive ordnances in one day.
During the Russian peacekeeping operation in Nagorno-Karabakh, these engineering units have so far cleared more than 38 hectares of land and about 12 kilometers of roads, inspected more than 100 homes and social facilities, and discovered and defused about 1,100 explosive ordnances.
The Russian peacekeepers in Artsakh provide security and assistance to crews in repairing power lines, natural gas pipelines, communications lines, and transformer substations.
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.