Military doctors have begun vaccination against coronavirus of Russian peacekeepers in Nagorno-Karabakh, the Russian Defense Ministry told reporters.
"Military medics of the Russian peacekeeping contingent have begun vaccinating peacekeepers in Nagorno-Karabakh. The day before, about 2,000 doses of Sputnik-V vaccine were delivered to a special-purpose medical unit for further use in special thermal containers," the ministry said.
Vaccination will be in two stages: the first component of the vaccine will be administered to all peacekeepers by the end of January, the second component - by February 21, TASS reports.
The core of the peacekeeping contingent is made up of units of the 15th separate motorized rifle brigade of the Central Military District. The command is located in Stepanakert.
On November 9, Russian President Vladimir Putin, Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev, and Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan signed a joint statement on the complete cessation of hostilities in Nagorno-Karabakh. The agreements included the Azerbaijani and Armenian sides stopping at occupied positions, as well as deployment of Russian peacekeepers in the region.