Russia starts deploying peacekeeping forces to Upper Karabakh
Russian peacekeeping forces are en route to Nagorno-Karabakh for deployment there under a deal reached between Azerbaijan and Armenia, local media reported Tuesday.
PEACEKEEPERS BEING SENT BY IL-76 PLANES FROM AIRFIELD IN ULYANOVSK
“In order to control the cease-fire and the cessation of military actions in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict zone, a Russian peacekeeping contingent is being deployed consisting of 1,960 servicemen, 90 armored vehicles, 380 units of vehicles and special equipment,” the Russian news agency TASS reported, citing the Defense Ministry.
“The peacekeepers are being sent by Il-76 planes from the airfield in Ulyanovsk,” the agency added. “The contingent will be mainly formed of units of the 15th separate motor rifle brigade of the Central Military District,” the agency reported.