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Nagorno-Karabakh: Russia Sends “Peacekeepers” Who Had Been Noticed in Crimea and Fought in Donbas

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The basis of the contingent sent by the Russian Federation to Nagorno-Karabakh to play the “peacekeepers” role are the contractors of the 15th separate motorised rifle brigade of the Central Military District of the Russian Federation Armed Forces, based in the Samara region. The troops of this unit took part in the capture of Crimea and the partial occupation of Donbas. Irakli Komakhidze, a volunteer investigator for InformNapalm, wrote about this on the Facebook page.

The new Karabakh war, which lasted from 27 September to 10 November, resulted in Russian “peacekeepers” entering, which was to be expected. It will be written in history again that it was the Russian Federation that stopped the war,” he wrote.

Komakhidze recalls that from December 2005 to November 2008, “peacekeepers” of the 15th separate motorised rifle brigade of the Russian Armed Forces were in the “Georgian-Abkhazian conflict zone” and Transnistria, and then took part in the Russian aggression against Georgia in August 2008.

Since 2014, militaries of this Russian brigade have been observed during the Crimea capture operation and later in the war against Ukrainian forces in the Donbas. InformNapalm has a lot of publications with the identification of this military unit’s occupiers. The article offers a look at the infographics about this military brigade in Ukraine.

To recap, at midnight on 10 November, Armenia, Azerbaijan and Russia signed a peace agreement in Nagorno-Karabakh. According to the document, the Russian peacekeeping contingent will be deployed along the front line in Nagorno-Karabakh and along the Lachin Corridor. It will consist of 1,960 militaries with small arms. Nighty armoured carriers, 380 units of a car and special equipment will also be sent there.

Bohdan Marusyak

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