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Russian Border Guards To Be Deployed To Armenia-Azerbaijan Border, Pashinyan Continues Leadership Shuffle

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Russian Border Guards To Be Deployed To Armenia-Azerbaijan Border, Pashinyan Continues Leadership Shuffle

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On November 20th, Russian Security Service (FSB) Director Alexander Bortnikov said that at the request of the Armenian side, the Russian Border Service will deploy additional forces on the border of Armenia and Azerbaijan.

According to him, 188 soldiers have been allocated.

“In accordance with the decision taken in order to ensure the border security of the Republic of Armenia, measures to maintain peace in Nagorno-Karabakh and at the request of the Armenian side, the border department of the FSB in the Republic of Armenia has been allocated an additional reserve in the amount of 188 military personnel and the required amount of equipment,” Bortnikov said at meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin on the issue of Nagorno-Karabakh.

According to him, the border guards will deploy additional forces in the settlements of Tekh and Syrgyt.

Putin asked whether contact has been established with the Azerbaijani side.

“Yes, we are in full contact, we exchange information around the clock,” said Bortnikov.

According to him, “there are no acute questions.”

Putin said that conditions for the arrival of humanitarian organizations have been created in Karabakh.

The Russian President said that representatives of the World Health Organization, the UN World Food Program and the UN Mine Action Service could work on the site.

According to Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, Russia has completed the deployment of the peacekeeping contingent.

The peacekeeping deployment is completed, the observation posts are being finalized.

On November 20th, 2020, Russian peacekeepers escorted another convoy of buses and personal vehicles with refugees to Nagorno-Karabakh from the territory of the Republic of Armenia.

23 buses and 250 private cars proceeded from Yerevan to the main square of Stepanakert, accompanied by patrols of the peacekeeping contingent and the military police of the Russian Federation.

Russian military personnel ensured the safety of buses moving across the contact line to return civilians to their homes in Stepanakert.

Since November 14th, more than 6,000 residents who had previously left their homes have returned to Stepanakert.

In Armenia, Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan, who still refuses to take any responsibility, introduced the newly appointed Minister of Emergency Situations to the staff.

Nikol Pashinyan thanked the former Minister Felix Tsolakyan for his work and wished the newly appointed Minister Andranik Piloyan success in his future activities.

Protests demanding the resignation of the Prime Minister have been going on in Yerevan for 11 days.

Yesterday, for the first time, protest actions went outside the city of Yerevan, and there were also rallies in the city of Gyumri.

Armenia is still under martial law.

Police arrest protesters. To date, there have been 85 arrests.

The opposition from 17 extra-parliamentary parties and two parliamentary parties have not yet submitted a plan of action and a new candidate, as well as the plan they propose for transferring power to the “rescue Committee”is not clear.

A few days ago, the Prime Minister proposed a road map to overcome the situation.

In an interview with the Aravot newspaper, the President once again stressed the importance of new elections, and suggested several ways, including technocratic leadership of the country.he recalled that the presidential Institute is designed for such cases, as long as everyone sits down at the negotiating table.

There are rumors that Nikol Pashinyan will change 80% of the government.

Russian Border Guards To Be Deployed To Armenia-Azerbaijan Border, Pashinyan Continues Leadership Shuffle

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On Azerbaijan’s side, after entering Aghdam, the Azerbaijani armed forces carried out several activities.

The mine-clearing of the terrain was carried out at nighttime to ensure the safe movement of our units in this direction, engineering work was completed and the roads along the route of the movement were prepared for use.

Appropriate measures are being taken to deploy the military personnel and armored vehicles of our units in the territory.

The National Flag of Azerbaijan was raised in the center of the Aghdam city, the National Anthem was performed and a report was delivered to the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Supreme Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, Ilham Aliyev.

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