MIL OSI Translation. Region: Russian Federation –
On November 19, 2020, another 1,235 refugees returned to Nagorno-Karabakh from the territory of the Republic of Armenia.
27 buses, accompanied by patrols of the Russian peacekeeping contingent and military police, proceeded from Yerevan to the main square of Stepanakert.
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. about 4 thousand residents, who had previously left their homes, have already returned to Stepanakert.
The safety of buses moving across the contact line to return 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, as part 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 Russian Ministry of Defense began to form an Interdepartmental Center for Humanitarian Response in Stepanakert.
On 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 was deployed to ensure the safety of refugees returning to Nagorno-Karabakh: during November 14, 2020, 9 buses were escorted through the Lachin corridor (250 people), November 15 – 19 buses (475 people), November 16 – 19 buses (482 people), November 17 – 24 buses (502 people), November 18 – 23 buses (936).
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