Azerbaijan Ministry of Defense: process of withdrawal from territory of Azerbaijan of peacekeeping contingent of Russian Federation has ended

The process of withdrawal from the territory of Azerbaijan of the peacekeeping contingent of the Russian Federation, temporarily deployed in the country after the 44-day war of 2020, ended on June 12. This is stated in the message of the press service of the Ministry of Defense of Azerbaijan.

personnel, weapons and equipment of the peacekeeping contingent completely left Azerbaijani territory, ”the statement said.

In April, the press secretary of the President of the Russian Federation Dmitry Peskov confirmed information about the beginning of the withdrawal of Russian peacekeepers from Karabakh.

In turn, Assistant President Azerbaijan – Head of the Department of Foreign Policy of the Presidential Administration Hikmet Gadzhiev curled up that the highest leadership of both countries decided to early withdraw from the country the peacekeepers of the Russian Federation, temporarily deployed in the territory of the Azerbaijan Republic, according to a tripartite statement, signed on November 10, 2020.

The process has already begun, the Ministry of Defense of Azerbaijan and the Russian Federation take appropriate measures to implement this decision, ”he said.

The Russian peacekeeping contingent was temporarily posted in Karabakh following a trilateral statement signed on November 10, 2020 between the leaders of Azerbaijan, Russia and Armenia.