Karabakh pilgrims visit Amaras monastery near new contact line

Karabakh pilgrims visit Amaras monastery near new contact line

PanARMENIAN.Net - 117 pilgrims from Nagorno-Karabakh, accompanied by Russian peacekeepers, have visited the Armenian monastery of Amaras which is situated close to the new contact line with Azerbaijan, the Russian Defense Ministry reports.

Russian peacekeepers also accompany Armenian pilgrims to the medieval Armenian monastery of Dadivank, which came under Azerbaijan's control following the 44-day war in Karabakh in fall 2020.

"As part of the implementation of the trilateral statement of the leaders of Russia, Azerbaijan and Armenia dated November 9, 2020, Russian peacekeepers continue to assist in the restoration of peaceful life in Nagorno-Karabakh," the Ministry said in a statement.

"As a result of the agreements reached, the Amaras monastery has found itself in close proximity to the line of contact in Nagorno-Karabakh."

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