ArmInfo.Over 2.3 thousand refugees returned from Armenia to their homes in Nagorny Karabakh. in a day. Major General Igor Konashenkov, an official representative of the Russian Ministry of Defense, told reporters during a briefing on November 23, TASS reports.
"During the day, 2,334 refugees returned to Nagorno-Karabakh from the territory of Armenia, who had previously left their homes in Nagorno-Karabakh because of the hostilities," Konashenkov said.
According to a representative of the military department, since November 14, more than 11 thousand residents of Nagorno-Karabakh have returned to their former residences with the assistance of Russian peacekeepers. With the coordination of the Russian peacekeepers and the International Committee of the Red Cross, the exchange of bodies of the dead persons also continues.
On Sunday, the Russian Defense Ministry announced the return of 1.4 thousand people to Stepanakert, accompanied by Russian peacekeepers. 1.1 thousand people returned on Saturday.
On November 9, Russian President Vladimir Putin, Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev and Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan signed a joint statement on the complete cessation of hostilities in Nagorno-Karabakh. According to the Russian leader, the Azerbaijani and Armenian sides stop at their taken positions, while Russian peacekeepers are deployed in the region. According to the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation, the bulk of the contingent was made up of units of the 15th separate motorized rifle brigade (peacekeeping) of the Central Military District. Russian observation posts are set up along the contact line in Nagorno-Karabakh and along the Lachin corridor connecting Armenia and Nagorno-Karabakh. The command of the peacekeeping operation is located in Stepanakert. The situation is monitored around the clock.