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24.04.2021 (03:01)

Russian peacekeepers continue restoration of monuments on the eve of the 76th anniversary of Victory in the Great Patriotic War


Residents of Shusha city, together with Russian peacekeepers, carried out work on cleaning and painting elements of the monumental complex to the participants of the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945, as well as cleaning the territory.

“A month ago we started such a very important project as cleaning the monuments to the heroes and participants of the Great Patriotic War in the Transcaucasian region. We have registered over 70 monuments. Today, more than 50 of them have been restored,” said Major General Sergei Zhmurin, deputy commander of the Russian peacekeeping contingent for peacekeeping activities. “Today we are on the territory of Shusha city, where there is also a monument dedicated to the heroes of the Great Patriotic War. Where the Azerbaijani side, together with the peacekeepers, is cleaning it. This work continues not only at individual points, but throughout the region,” he added.

At the initiative of the Russian peacekeepers, who are carrying out the tasks of monitoring the implementation of the agreements reached on a ceasefire and hostilities in Nagorno-Karabakh, in their area of responsibility and adjacent areas, an action continues to improve the monuments dedicated to the soldiers of the Great Patriotic War. This action is carried out by residents of the settlements within the boundaries of which the monuments are located, together with the servicemen of the Centre for Humanitarian Response of the Russian peacekeeping contingent.

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.

To monitor the ceasefire and military operations, a peacekeeping contingent of the Russian Federation is being deployed in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict zone.

The basis of the Russian peacekeeping contingent consists of units of the 15th separate motorized rifle brigade (peacekeeping) of the Central Military District.

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