First Il-76 planes with Russian peacekeepers depart for Karabakh

First Il-76 planes with Russian peacekeepers depart for Karabakh
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The first five Il-76 planes with Russian peacekeepers are heading to Nagorno-Karabakh from Ulyanovsk, the Russian Defense Ministry said on Tuesday, APA reports citing TASS.

"The first four Il-76 planes, which are redeploying Russian peacekeepers to the area of performing tasks in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict zone, have taken off from the Ulyanovsk-Vostochny airfield. The aircraft are carrying the personnel of the peacekeeping formation, vehicles, armored vehicles and material resources," the ministry said. The fifth plane also departed later.

The Russian Defense Ministry earlier announced that a total of 1,960 peacekeepers, 90 armored vehicles and 380 vehicles and pieces of special equipment would be sent to Nagorno-Karabakh.

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