Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation

08/05/2021 | News release | Distributed by Public on 08/05/2021 03:05

Russian peacekeepers provide safety of workers during installation of 20-kilometre plumbing system near delimitative line in Nagorno-Karabakh

05.08.2021 (05:00)

The servicemen of the Russian Peacekeeping Forces have provided the safety of civilian specialists that were carrying out engineering works referred to the installation of a 20-kilometre plumbing near the Nagorno-Karabakh Line of Contact.

The nearest water supply station is located near the Line of Contact and local residents have therefore appealed to the Centre of Humanitarian Response of the Russian Peacekeeping Forces in order to provide the security of the engineering works.

Since the 11th of June 2021 Russian peacekeepers have provided the security of works implemented at the plumbing system located near the village of Taghavard, Martuni District. As soon as the commissioning works are implemented and the 20-kilometre waterway, the residents of the remote villages of Taghavard and Karmir Shouka will be supplied with potable water.

'Currently, there are activities implemented to provide the security of preventive works at the plumbing system located in the village of Taghavard. This plumbing system runs along the delimitative line that causes the necessity of presence of the peacekeeping forces', said the representative of the Russian Peacekeeping Forces Alexey Kolesnikov.

In accordance with the agreements mentioned in the joint declaration 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 hours 00 minutes Moscow time, the 10th of November 2020, there is a complete ceasefire and all hostilities in Nagorno-Karabakh.

In order to control the ceasefire and hostilities in Nagorno-Karabakh, there has been deployed the peacekeeping contingent of the Russian Federation.