Russian Aerospace Forces helicopters will be involved in the peacekeeping mission to resolve the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict
An-124 "Ruslan" military transport aircraft delivered eight Mi-8 and Mi-24 helicopters of the Russian Aerospace Forces army aviation to the airfield in Yerevan.
The helicopters will be involved in the peacekeeping operation to carry out air monitoring of ceasefire and military operations control areas in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict zone, as well as to deliver material and technical equipment and personnel of the peacekeeping contingent to adverse terrain.
To control the ceasefire and military operations, a peacekeeping contingent of the Russian Federation is deployed in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict zone in the amount of 1,960 servicemen, 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.
In order to monitor compliance with the agreements by the parties to the conflict, it is planned to set up Russian observation posts along the line of contact in Nagorno-Karabakh and along the Lachin corridor.
To control the peacekeeping operation in the region, the command of the Russian peacekeeping forces is being deployed in the city of Stepanakert.