Residents of Nagorno-Karabakh return from Yerevan to Stepanakert, January 2021. Photo by Alvard Grigoryan for the Caucasian Knot

19 January 2021, 13:26

Over the past 24 hours, 175 refugees return to Nagorno-Karabakh

Peacemakers have escorted another group of refugees from Yerevan to Stepanakert. A total of 50,002 people have already returned to their homes in Nagorno-Karabakh, the Russian Ministry of Defence (MoD) has informed.

The "Caucasian Knot" has reported that by January 18, 2021, the total number of residents who had returned to Nagorno-Karabakh reached 49,827 people.

Every day, Russian peacemakers accompany refugees to Stepanakert, ensuring their return to their homes. Over the past 24 hours, 175 refugees were transported from Yerevan to Stepanakert by buses. "A total of 50,002 refugees have already returned to Nagorno-Karabakh to their places of permanent residence," reads a statement posted on the website of the Russian MoD today.

According to the MoD, Russian militaries are monitoring the situation around the clock and follow the ceasefire regime observance at twenty-seven observation posts.

Let us remind you that the full-scale combat actions took place in Nagorno-Karabakh in the period from September 27 to November 9, 2020. The "Caucasian Knot" has released a map marking the deployment of peacekeepers in Nagorno-Karabakh. Another map prepared by the "Caucasian Knot" indicates what territories Azerbaijan got after the autumn war.

This article was originally published on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’ on January 19, 2021 at 09:05 am MSK. To access the full text of the article, click here.

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