The Russian government has provided for additional payments to servicemen taking part in the peacekeeping mission in Nagorno-Karabakh, Deputy Defense Minister Tatyana Shevtsova said in an interview with Izvestia.
“In accordance with the current legislation, the provision of the peacekeeping contingent is carried out at the expense of additional allocation of budgetary funds. The Government of the Russian Federation has adopted the relevant decisions. The money, in particular, is intended for the construction of our military contingent. Additional payments are also provided for personnel taking part in the peacekeeping operation in Nagorno-Karabakh. They will amount to two salaries, ”said Tatiana Shevtsova.
On November 9 this year, Russian President Vladimir Putin, Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev and Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan signed an agreement, according to which hostilities in Nagorno-Karabakh will cease from November 10. The document also provides for the introduction of Russian peacekeepers into the region, the exchange of prisoners between the parties to the conflict, the transfer of a number of regions by Armenia to Azerbaijan and the return of refugees.
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