The Russian Emergencies Ministry’s medical workers have provided assistance to more than 300 people since the start of the humanitarian mission in Nagorno-Karabakh, the ministry’s press service informed TASS on Wednesday.
"The Russian Emergencies Ministry’s medical professionals receive local patients, providing consultative and diagnostic assistance to the population. To date, medical assistance has been provided in more than 300 cases, including 200 cases of therapeutic assistance and 100 surgeries," the press service said.
According to the Emergencies Ministry, people complain mainly of colds and cardiovascular diseases as well as the aftermath of shrapnel wounds, TASS reports.
In addition, the Russian Emergencies Ministry’s specialists continue to patrol the Lachin Corridor to control the traffic situation as part of the humanitarian mission. "Assistance was provided in almost 100 cases," the press service added.
Renewed clashes between Azerbaijan and Armenia erupted on September 27, 2020, with intense battles raging in the disputed region of Nagorno-Karabakh. Baku and Yerevan have disputed sovereignty over Nagorno-Karabakh since February 1988, when the region announced its secession from the Azerbaijani Soviet Socialist Republic.
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. Under the agreement, the Azerbaijani and Armenian sides stopped at the positions that they had held, and Russian peacekeepers were deployed along the engagement line in Nagorno-Karabakh and along the Lachin Corridor that connects Armenia and Nagorno-Karabakh. In addition, a number of districts came over to Baku’s control.
Russian peacekeepers monitor the situation round-the-clock, control compliance with the ceasefire, ensure conditions for refugees’ return to the region and conduct mine clearance operations.