Stepanakert, November 12, 2020. Photo by Armine Martirosyan for the Caucasian Knot

24 November 2020, 09:25

About 1300 refugees back in Nagorno-Karabakh for last 24 hours

Russian peacemakers have accompanied to Stepanakert a convoy of 32 buses with refugees who decided to return from Armenia after the end of hostilities in Nagorno-Karabakh.

The "Caucasian Knot" has reported that on November 10, the agreement signed by Russia, Azerbaijan and Armenia on the end of hostilities in Nagorno-Karabakh came into force; and local residents began returning to the unrecognized republic. In five days, 25,000 people who had earlier left their homes had returned to Nagorno-Karabakh, Araik Arutyunyan, the president of the unrecognized republic, said on November 22.

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.

Refugees in 32 buses have been brought from Armenia to Nagorno-Karabakh, accompanied by Russian peacemakers, the Russian Ministry of Defence (MoD) reported on its website.

About 1300 people, who had earlier left their homes due to hostilities, were delivered to the main square of Stepanakert, the MoD has added.

This article was originally published on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’ on November 24, 2020 at 00:20 am MSK. To access the full text of the article, click here.

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