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Russian Peacekeepers Deploy to Nagorno-Karabakh to Secure Peace Deal

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Russian peacekeeping forces have deployed to Nagorno-Karabakh on Nov. 10, a day after the signing of the peace deal aimed to end the six-week fighting between Armenia and Azerbaijain over the disputed region.

Russian peacekeeping forces have deployed to Nagorno-Karabakh on Nov. 10, a day after the signing of the peace deal aimed to end the six-week fighting between Armenia and Azerbaijain over the disputed region.

According to the Russian Ministry of Defense, over 400 peacekeepers and 20 planes have already landed in Armenia on their way to Nagorno-Karabakh.

“The military transport aircraft have delivered more than 400 military personnel, armored personnel carriers, armored vehicles and communications devices,” the ministry said in a statement.

The ministry also recalled that a total of 1,960 peacekeepers, along with 90 armored personnel carriers, 380 units of car and special equipment, will be deployed under the deal, as announced by Russian President Vladimir Putin last Nov. 9.

Under the peace deal, Azerbaijani forces will keep control of the areas in the disputed region that it had taken during the conflict, prompting Azerbaijan to celebrate the deal as a victory.

“This statement constitutes Armenia’s capitulation. This statement puts an end to the years-long occupation. This statement is our glorious victory!” Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev said on Twitter.

Meanwhile, Armenian President Nikol Pashinyan said that signing the deal was “unbelievably painful for me and our people.”

The peace deal requires Armenian forces to withdraw from several areas in the region until Dec. 1 and has sparked protesters to gather and storm government buildings in Yerevan.

The deal signed and announced last Nov. 9 comes after three previous ceasefire agreements between Armenia and Azerbaijan had failed.