The servicemen of the Russian peacekeeping contingent ensured the safety of more than 250 pilgrims and local residents visiting the Amaras monastery complex on the demarcation line in Nagorno-Karabakh in a week.
The servicemen of the Russian peacekeeping contingent in Nagorno-Karabakh regularly ensure the safety of pilgrims wishing to visit the monastery. Pilgrims arrived in Martuni region for a church service in Amaras from the city of Stepanakert and the settlements adjacent to the monastery.
“The Russian peacekeeping contingent is carrying out the task of ensuring the safety of pilgrims at the Amaras complex. Pilgrims arrive, both centrally in the convoy and by private vehicle, and the day before the service, the personnel checks the complex for explosives, “said Elena Tsarevskaya, a representative of the Russian peacekeeping contingent.
As a result of the signing of a ceasefire agreement, after the end of hostilities, the Amaras monastery was in close proximity to the line of demarcation of the parties. Amaras is one of the early medieval Christian monasteries and is located in the Martuni region. In medieval Armenia it had the status of a famous religious and cultural center.
In accordance with the agreements specified in the joint statement of the President of the Russian Federation, the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia, from 00:00 Moscow time on November 10, 2020, a complete ceasefire and all hostilities in Nagorno-Karabakh were announced.
A peacekeeping contingent of the Russian Federation is deployed to control the ceasefire and military operations in Nagorno-Karabakh.
Ministry of Defense of Russia
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