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168 Explosive Devices Defused in Karabakh in Past Day: Russian Defense Ministry

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Russian peacekeepers have found and destroyed 168 explosive devices in Nagorno-Karabakh over the past 24 hours, the Russian Defense Ministry told reporters on Friday, TASS reports. 

"In the past 24 hours, 168 explosive devices were found. They were taken to a specially equipped training ground and destroyed," the Defense Ministry said adding that two power transmission lines and four cell towers had been cleared up from mines.

Apart from that, the Russian peacekeepers are helping peaceful life to get back on track and are also overseeing the return of refugees.

"In the past 24 hours, 1,777 people returned to Nagorno-Karabakh from Armenia," the Defense Ministry said, underscoring that a total of 18,968 refugees had come back since November 14.

Apart from that, the ministry said that military doctors are being deployed to the region.

"A complex assessment has been carried out into the operation of Nagorno-Karabakh’s medical institutions in conditions of COVID-19 epidemic requirements," the ministry added.

The Defense Minister pointed out that the ceasefire holds along the entire contact line.t

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