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On November 17, 2020, 502 refugees returned to Nagorno-Karabakh from the territory of the Republic of Armenia. A column of 24 buses from Yerevan proceeded to the main square of Stepanakert, accompanied by patrols of the Russian peacekeeping contingent and military police.

Ensuring the safety of the return of refugees and the safety of movement across the contact line of civilians to return to their homes is organized under the guidance and control of the Interdepartmental Humanitarian Response Center.

From November 14 this year. more than 1,700 residents who had previously left their homes have already returned to Stepanakert.

The safety of buses moving across the contact line for the return of civilians to their homes in Stepanakert was ensured by Russian military personnel.

On the instructions of the Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation, General of the Army Sergei Shoigu, within the framework of the implementation of the Decree of the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin “On additional measures to maintain peace in Nagorno-Karabakh”, the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation began to form an Interdepartmental Center for Humanitarian Response in Stepanakert. To this end, since November 14, 2020, as part of the peacekeeping contingent of the Russian Federation in Stepanakert, an operational group of the newly formed Center under the leadership of Major General Andrei Volkov has already been deployed, which ensures the safety of the return of refugees to Nagorno-Karabakh: during November 14, 2020, escort was carried out through Lachin corridor 9 buses (250 people), 15 November 2020 – 19 buses (475 people), 16 November 2020 – 19 buses (482 people).

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