A Russian peacekeeper injured in a mine blast in Nagorno-Karabakh



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A Russian peacekeeper injured in a mine blast in Nagorno-Karabakh

In the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, intense fighting between Azerbaijani and Armenian forces, with large casualties among the armed forces and civilians, resumed on 27 September. (Photo: Stanislav Krasilnikov / TASS / Scanpix)

A Russian peacekeeper was injured in a mine blast in Nagorno-Karabakh, the Russian Ministry of Defense said on Monday.

One Azerbaijani soldier has been killed and four employees of the Ministry of Emergency Situations in Nagorno-Karabakh have also been injured.

A Russian officer has been transported to the capital of Azerbaijan, Baku, and his life is not in danger, the ministry said.

The incident took place in a village in Madagiza, where a group of Russian peacekeepers, representatives of the Azerbaijani armed forces and an employee of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of the Republic of Nagorno-Karabakh, as well as representatives of the International Committee of the Red Cross, searched the bodies.

In the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, intense fighting between Azerbaijani and Armenian forces, with large casualties among the armed forces and civilians, resumed on 27 September.

Turkey provided support to the Azerbaijani side in the Karabakh conflict.

The war was ended by a ceasefire agreement reached on 9 November between Armenia and Azerbaijan with Russian support.

The agreement provides for the deployment of Russian peacekeepers in the disputed region.

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