Russia sets up interagency center for humanitarian response in Nagorno-Karabakh


YEREVAN, November 16. /ARKA/. The Russian Defense Ministry is setting up an Interagency Center for Humanitarian Response in Nagorno-Karabakh capital Stepanakert, the Russian National Center for Defense Management said, according to TASS.

The Russian National Center for Defense Management said the establishment of the center stems from Russian president Putin’s decree on additional measures to maintain peace in Nagorno-Karabakh.

The center will be ready to start operations from November 20, 2020.

In a related development Azerbaijan has extended the deadline for Armenian forces to pull out from Kelbajar until November 25, TASS reported, citing Hikmet Hajiyev, an assistant to Azerbaijani president.

He said the request to extend the deadline was conveyed by the Armenian authorities through the Russian side. According to the Armenian side, the capacity of the only road leading from the Kelbajar region to Armenia is not sufficient.

According to the agreement between Armenia, Azerbaijan and Russia, a number of regions, including Kelbajar, were to be returned to Azerbaijan by November 15.


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