BAKU, Azerbaijan, September 22. The illegal Armenian armed forces on the territory of Azerbaijan have begun to hand over weapons and ammunition to the Russian peacekeepers, temporarily deployed in Karabakh, Trend reports.
According to the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation, Armenian armed units in Karabakh are leaving their positions within the framework of the agreements reached at the meeting with Azerbaijani representatives in Yevlakh.
More than 800 firearms, grenades, mortars, guided missiles, portable anti-aircraft missile systems were transferred, the Russian MoD reported.
Meanwhile, Azerbaijan launched anti-terrorist measures in Karabakh on September 19 in order to completely expel Armenian illegal armed formations from its territory.
As a result, in less than 24 hours, the Azerbaijani Army managed to take control of more than 90 combat positions of the Armenian armed forces units. At the same time, seven combat vehicles, one tank, four mortars, and two infantry fighting vehicles were captured as trophies by the Armenian Armed Forces units.
Thus, an agreement on the cessation of anti-terrorist activities was reached at 13:00 (GMT+4) on September 20.
A day later, on September 21, point person for contacts with Armenian residents of Karabakh Ramin Mammadov has held a meeting with representatives of the Armenian residents of the Karabakh region of Azerbaijan in the city of Yevlakh.
In the context of discussions of social and humanitarian issues, the representatives of the Armenian residents of the Karabakh region of Azerbaijan said that there was a particular need for fuel. At the same time, they asked for humanitarian assistance, including food products.
As a result of the meeting, their request was accepted positively. In particular, it is planned to provide fuel supply for heating systems of kindergartens and schools, as well as emergency medical and firefighting services, and provide humanitarian support.
The sides reached an agreement to hold the next meeting soon.