Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation

08/02/2021 | News release | Distributed by Public on 08/02/2021 03:13

More than 1000 pilgrims and residents of Nagorno-Karabakh visited the Amaras Christian monastery with the assistance of Russian peacekeepers during the week

02.08.2021 (05:00)

The servicemen of the Russian peacekeeping contingent ensured the safety of visiting the Amaras monastery complex in Nagorno-Karabakh for more than 1 thousand pilgrims and local residents during the week.

On the eve of the pilgrim's visit, the servicemen of the Russian peacekeeping contingent regularly ensure the safety of visiting the Amaras Christian monastery, located near the demarcation line of the sides.

As part of the implementation of the trilateral statement of the leaders of Russia, Azerbaijan and Armenia of November 9, 2020, Russian peacekeepers continue to assist in the restoration of peaceful life in Nagorno-Karabakh.

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 centre.

As a result of the signing of a ceasefire agreement, after the end of hostilities, the early medieval Amaras monastery was in the immediate vicinity of the demarcation line. Servicemen of the Russian peacekeeping contingent in Nagorno-Karabakh on a regular basis ensure the safety of pilgrims wishing to visit this shrine.

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 has been deployed to monitor the ceasefire and military operations in Nagorno-Karabakh.