Nagorno-Karabakh: the first Russian forces deployed

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Russia is shifting into high gear in Nagorno-Karabakh. After the agreement reached to end hostilities between Armenia and Azerbaijan in this area, Russian peacekeepers announced on Wednesday that they had taken control of the Lachin corridor, the umbilical cord connecting Armenia to this region. separatist.

“Today, the forward units of the contingent of the armed forces of the Russian Federation have taken control of the Lachin corridor,” Russian General Sergei Rudski said in a statement. This announcement comes as part of the Armenian population continues to denounce this agreement.

Political leaders questioned

Armenian police on Wednesday arrested opposition protesters who are gathering by the hundreds in Yerevan, despite a ban, to denounce the agreement to end hostilities in Nagorno-Karabakh, consecrating a victory for Azerbaijan. “You will not be able to stop the whole country,” shouted into the megaphone the deputy of the Prosperous Armenia party, Arman Abovian, while the crowd gathered in the center of the capital chanted slogans denouncing Prime Minister Nikol Pachinian, accused of having capitulated.

Political leaders were arrested, including the leader of Armenia Prosper, Gagik Tsaroukian, as well as protesters, the gathering being banned due to martial law in force. Scuffles and clashes erupted as police attempted to arrest other opponents who wanted to address the crowd of 1,000.

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