A vehicle carrying Russian peacekeepers has been shot in Chankatagh (Janyatag) village in Nagorno Karabakh, as a result a Russian soldier has been killed, the Russia’s Ministry of Defense reports.
"On September 20, a car carrying Russian soldiers was fired upon while returning from the observation post of the Russian peacekeeping contingent in Janyatagh village. As a result of the shelling, the Russian servicemen in the car were killed," the department informed.
Representatives of Russian and Azerbaijani investigative bodies are working on the spot to find out all the circumstances.
Azerbaijan launched a large-scale attack against Nagorno-Karabakh on September 19, among the casualties and wounded are civilians. On September 20, it became known that the authorities of the Republic of Artsakh accepted the proposal of the command of the Russian peacekeeping mission regarding the cessation of fire.
Proposal by Azerbaijan envisages the withdrawal of the remaining units and servicemen of the RA Armed Forces from the deployment zone of the Russian peacekeeping troops and the dissolution of the Nagorno-Karabakh armed formations, the complete disarmament of the Defense Army, as well as the withdrawal of heavy equipment and weapons from the territory of Nagorno-Karabakh in order to quickly eliminate them.
In addition, on Thursday, the representatives of Artsakh and Azerbaijan will meet in Yevlakh, a city in Azerbaijan located about 100 km northeast of Stepanakert, and the issues of ensuring the security of Nagorno-Karabakh Armenians will be discussed.