Russia's Defense Ministry said that 15 planes carrying peacekeepers and military equipment departed for Nagorno-Karabakh on Nov. 10, 2020. A total of 1,960 Russian peacekeepers are to be deployed in the region under a five-year mandate.
Russian President Vladimir Putin, who personally announced the agreement overnight, called the fighting in Nagorno-Karabakh a truly great tragedy on Tuesday and expressed satisfaction over agreements reached to end the bloodshed.
The pact calls for Armenian forces to turn over control of some areas it held outside the borders of Nagorno-Karabakh, including the Lachin region, where the main road leading from Nagorno-Karabakh to Armenia passes through. The agreement calls for the road, the so-called Lachin Corridor, to remain open and be protected by Russian peacekeepers.
A serviceperson who is a member of a peacekeeping force.
More than one million people have served as UN peacekeepers since its first mission in 1948.