Russian peacekeepers have made efforts to help the residents of Nagorno-Karabakh leave dangerous areas, and Moscow hopes that there will be a lasting ceasefire in the region. Russian presidential press secretary Dmitry Peskov told reporters about this, TASS reports.
To the question whether Russia can accept the evacuated residents of Karabakh, he responded as follows: "We still don't know how the need for it will rise. Our peacekeepers [in Nagorno-Karabakh] have provided all necessary services and efforts to help these people leave dangerous areas."
"We assume that now a period of stable ceasefire will begin, conditions will be created for the displaced to return to their places of residence," added Peskov.
He stated that an investigation is underway into the death of several Russian peacekeepers in Nagorno-Karabakh, although the details of this incident are not yet known.
"An investigation is underway; it was discussed during the telephone conversation between the head of [the Russian] state [Vladimir Putin] and the president of Azerbaijan [Ilham Aliyev]; he [i.e. Aliyev] apologized. We have seen reports that some people there were removed from their duties. There are people arrested in this regard," said Peskov. "We don't know all the details of it yet, but at least an investigation is underway."