The ninth Il-76 military transport aircraft with Russian peacekeepers on board flew from the Ulyanovsk-Vostochny airfield to Nagorno-Karabakh. This was reported by the Russian Ministry of Defense on Tuesday, November 10.
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The military department noted that the personnel of the peacekeeping unit, materiel and armored personnel carriers are on board the aircraft.
To control the ceasefire and hostilities in the zone of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, a peacekeeping contingent of the Russian Federation is deployed in the amount of 1960 military personnel, 90 armored personnel carriers, 380 units of automobile and special equipment.
The core of the Russian contingent will be units of the 15th Separate Motorized Rifle Brigade (peacekeeping) of the Central Military District. On the eve, Russian President Vladimir Putin, Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan and Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev signed a statement on the cessation of hostilities in Karabakh.
The Russian leader expressed hope that this agreement on Nagorno-Karabakh will create conditions for the development of bilateral relations between Azerbaijan and Armenia.
Aliyev stated that the settlement of the situation in Nagorno-Karabakh meets the interests of both the Azerbaijani and Armenian peoples.
In turn, Pashinyan said that he had no choice but to sign an agreement to end hostilities in Nagorno-Karabakh.