The main forces of the Russian peacekeeping contingent in Artsakh continue to stay in their area of responsibility, entering Stepanakert, and the leading units, reaching Shushi, began to deploy observation posts.

Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Major General Igor Konashenkov told reporters yesterday.

According to him, peacekeeping units have taken control of the Lachin corridor, a section of the Lachin road, creating six temporary checkpoints.

According to TASS news agency, Konashenkov added that the Russian peacekeepers who arrived in Armenia are moving to Goris.

The Russian delegation visited Turkey to discuss the establishment of a joint ceasefire monitoring center in Artsakh.

1960 Russian peacekeepers are stationed in the Karabakh conflict zone according to a statement signed by the leaders of Armenia, Azerbaijan and Russia on November 9.