Moscow, November 20 Russian Ministry of Emergency Situations issued an announcement on the 20th that Russia sent the first batch of humanitarian aid convoys to the Nagorno-Karabakh (Naka) region on the same day.
The announcement said that the Russian Ministry of Emergency Situations has set up two convoys to deliver humanitarian relief supplies to the Naka region, mainly delivering construction materials urgently needed for the restoration of social infrastructure and damaged residents’ homes in the Naka region.
According to Russian media quoting information released by the National Defense Management Center of the Russian Ministry of Defense, the cross-departmental humanitarian response center officially operated in the Naka region on the 20th.
The center mainly undertakes the task of humanitarian assistance to restore peaceful life in the Naqqa region, including helping refugees return home, restoring civilian infrastructure, distributing humanitarian relief supplies, and assisting the relevant departments of Armenia and Azerbaijan to cooperate with international humanitarian agencies.
On the 9th of this month, the leaders of Russia, Azerbaijan and Armenia signed a statement declaring a complete ceasefire in the Naka region from 00:00 Moscow time.
The Naka region is located in southwest Azerbaijan, and its residents are mostly ethnic Armenians. After the collapse of the Soviet Union, war broke out between Azerbaijan and Armenia on the ownership of the Innaqa region.
In 1994, the two sides reached an agreement on a comprehensive ceasefire, but the two countries have been in a state of hostility over the Naqqa issue, and armed conflicts have occurred from time to time. On September 27 this year, a new round of conflict broke out between Azerbaijan and Armenia.