Servicemen of a special-purpose medical detachment have opened a field hospital in Stepanakert to provide medical aid to residents of Nagorno-Karabakh, the Russian Defense Ministry reported on Monday.
"Subdivisions of a special-purpose medical detachment have opened a field hospital in Stepanakert," the statement said. The ministry specified that the hospital was set up on the premises of an airport in Stepanakert, TASS reports.
The specialists of the detachment will provide medical care for a peacekeeping contingent as well as for the local residents. The hospital can accommodate up to 40 people.
The ministry noted that over 60 medical specialists arrived in the region, including military surgeons, general physicians, and epidemiologists. They were brought by military transport aviation Il-76 aircraft from Khabarovsk to Yerevan.
In all, in order to deploy the special-purpose medical detachment of the Eastern Military District 122 servicemen, 54 units of automotive and special equipment, 66 tonnes of material supplies will arrive in Nagorno-Karabakh, the ministry added.
On November 9, Russian President Vladimir Putin, Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev and Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan signed a joint statement on a complete ceasefire in Nagorno-Karabakh starting from November 10. The Russian leader said the Azerbaijani and Armenian sides would maintain the positions that they had held and Russian peacekeepers would be deployed to the region. The core of the peacekeeping contingent is formed by subdivisions of the 15th separate motor-rifle (peacekeeping) brigade of the Central Military District. Russian observation points are positioned along the line of contact in Nagorno-Karabakh and the Lachin corridor, connecting Armenia and Nagorno-Karabakh. The peacekeeping operation command is located in Stepanakert.