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17.08.2021 (05:30)

More than 200 pilgrims visit monastery complex in Nagorno-Karabakh while ensuring security by Russian peacekeepers

Servicemen of the Russian peacekeeping contingent ensured the safety of more than 200 pilgrims when visiting the Amaras monastery complex near the demarcation line in Nagorno-Karabakh.

“The task is to accompany the pilgrims to the Amaras monastery complex.  This complex is located near the demarcation line, so the presence of the Russian peacekeeping contingent is necessary,” said Daniil Nikitin, a representative of the Russian peacekeeping contingent.

The Russian peacekeepers accompanied the pilgrims from Stepanakert to the Martuni region, who attended the service in the monastery of the Armenian Apostolic Church. 

In accordance with the agreements specified in the joint statement of the President of the Russian Federation, the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia, from 00:00 Moscow time on November 10, 2020, a complete ceasefire and all hostilities in Nagorno-Karabakh were announced.

As a result of the signing of the agreement, the monastery remains close to the demarcation line under the control of Nagorno-Karabakh and in the zone of responsibility of the Russian peacekeepers.  Russian peacekeepers patrol the monastery every day, over which the Russian flag is erected, Russian peacekeepers accompany pilgrims from Stepanakert who visit the monastery.

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