Armoured vehicles of the Russian peacekeepers, November 13, 2020. Photo by Alvard Grigoryan for the Caucasian Knot

23 November 2020, 23:39

Six persons fell victim to mine explosion in Nagorno-Karabakh

Near the village of Madagiz, an Azerbaijani soldier was killed in a mine explosion, while a Russian peacekeeper and four employees of the Ministry for Emergencies (MfE) of Nagorno-Karabakh were injured.

The "Caucasian Knot" has reported that along with the Russian military personnel, who as peacekeepers accompany military columns of the conflicting parties and buses with refugees in Nagorno-Karabakh, employees of the Russian Ministry for Emergencies were sent to the conflict zone. On November 15, 30 rescuers arrived in Yerevan to "coordinate the provision of assistance to the civilian population" at the Interdepartmental Centre for Humanitarian Response in Stepanakert. Later, it was decided to increase the group of Russian rescuers in Nagorno-Karabakh by 75 people. More than 100 Russian combat engineers were also sent to Nagorno-Karabakh.

The "Caucasian Knot" has drafted a map to show the territories that will pass over to Azerbaijan after the autumn war. Also, the "Caucasian Knot" has published a deployment map of the Russian peacekeepers in Nagorno-Karabakh.

An Azerbaijani soldier was killed in a mine explosion near the village of Madagiz. The Russian peacekeeper was injured and taken to a hospital in Baku. There is no threat to his life. Besides, four employees of the Nagorno-Karabakh MfE were injured, the RIA "Novosti" reports with reference to the Russian Ministry of Defence (MoD).

This article was originally published on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’ on November 23, 2020 at 06:37 pm MSK. To access the full text of the article, click here.

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