Russian peacekeepers have escorted a group of 87 refugees from Armenia to the Nagorno-Karabakh region, the Russian Defense Ministry said in a statement on Friday.
"Russian peacekeepers continue to facilitate the return of refugees to their homes. Another 87 refugees were brought from Yerevan to Stepanakert by buses. A total of 50,390 refugees have returned to Nagorno-Karabakh so far," the statement reads, TASS reports.
The mission of Russian peacekeepers is to ensure the safe return of refugees, provide them with humanitarian assistance and restore civil infrastructure facilities. They also monitor the situation in the region and the implementation of ceasefire agreements on a round-the-clock basis at 27 observation posts.
On November 9, 2020, 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 that Azerbaijan and Armenia would maintain the positions that they had held and Russian peacekeepers would be deployed to the region.