The Russian Federation is deploying Grady multiple launch rocket systems to Nagorno-Karabakh.
Reported by Reuters.
It is noted that Russia has moved the multi-purpose missile launchers installed on trucks to the land corridor between Armenia and Nagorno-Karabakh.
Thus, reporters saw two Russian Grad missile launch systems in the Lachin corridor.
“The Soviet-era system can launch 40 missiles in about 20 seconds, and their deployment shows that Moscow is not risking the safety of its peacekeepers,” the statement said.
It is noted that both Grads were manned by Russian crews, and the servicemen confirmed that they were from Russia.
“One of the Grads had a Russian military license plate with a regional code of 94, indicating that it belonged to the Transcaucasian Military District. Another “Grad” did not have a license plate, but it was accompanied by a military truck “KamAZ” with a Russian number of the same military district, “the journalists note.
A Russian tank was also spotted in the Nagorno-Karabakh region.
According to journalists, a statement on the Kremlin’s website says that the armed peacekeepers will be accompanied by armored personnel carriers and other vehicles and equipment. There was no specific mention of missile systems in it.
Recall that on November 9, Russian President Vladimir Putin, Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev and Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan signed a joint statement on the complete cessation of hostilities in Karabakh. According to the agreements reached, the Azerbaijani and Armenian sides will remain in their occupied positions, and Russian peacekeepers will be deployed in the region. Also, the Kelbajar region will return to Azerbaijan until November 15, the Agdam region until November 20, and the Lachin region until December 1.