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Nagorno-Karabakh ~ Blockhouse System Adopted

Russian Peacekeeper blockhouse in Nagorno-Karabakh [© Russian Federation MoD]
Observation posts of Russian peacekeepers have been equipped with modern Blockhouse (Блокпост) fortifications and living modules.

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Following on from a Press Release on 12 December 2020 (Nagorno-Karabakh ~ Russian Peacekeeper Checkpoints) the Russian Ministry of Defence has issued another brief article with images focussing on the temporary Блокпост (translates as Blockhouse) vehicle check points or VCPs, consisting of bastion fortifications plus containerised living quarters, which are being employed by Russian Peacekeepers in Nagorno-Karabakh:-

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[Auto-translation] Servicemen of the Russian peacekeeping contigent carry out the tasks of controlling and monitoring the ceasefire at observation posts equipped with modern fortifications and modules for comfortable living.

Observation posts are equipped with ‘Blockhouse’ fortifications, designed to protect servicemen from small arms and shrapnel, as well as conduct all-round observation of the surrounding area.

At present, Russian peacekeepers are monitoring the situation around the clock and overseeing the observance of the ceasefire. Russian peacekeepers ensure the safety of civilian vehicles and the movement of residents through the Lachin corridor, as well as along the entire line of contact of the warring parties.

  • In accordance with the agreements indicated in the joint statement of the President of the Russian Federation, the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia, from 00:00 Moscow time on November 10, 2020, a complete ceasefire and all hostilities in Nagorno-Karabakh were announced. A peacekeeping contingent of the Russian Federation is deployed to control the ceasefire and military operations in Nagorno-Karabakh. Russian peacekeepers ensure the safe return of refugees and the ceasefire in Nagorno-Karabakh.

Source: Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation

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