Russian military peacekeepers told about Nagorno-Karabakh: “There is no border”

Photo: AP The history of Russian peacekeeping forces began 25 November 1973 On this day, the first Soviet observers arrived in Egypt as part of the UN peacekeeping mission. – So that his sniper does not shoot him while he is driving his tractor across the field, they ask us to escort and ensure their safety. An MK correspondent recently visited the base of Russian peacekeepers. People themselves often turn to Russian peacekeepers for help in solving seemingly simple everyday matters that have become unsafe in conditions of difficult relations with neighbors. On November 10, 2020, Russian peacekeepers also appeared in Nagorno-Karabakh. It has the proper equipment for diagnostics and treatment. Those who have a more serious situation, which the Stepanakert hospital cannot cope with, are taken to the peacekeepers' base. Today, our peacekeepers monitor the situation around the clock and control the observance of the ceasefire at twenty-seven observation posts in Lachin corridor and along the entire contact line in Nagorno-Karabakh. There are quite strict requirements for candidates. And local residents do not always know where their territory ends and Azerbaijan begins, ”the source said. But everyone agrees with one thing: if there were no Russian peacekeepers in this difficult region, it would be on fire here. This is just a short list of requirements for applicants for the initial professional selection. – The peculiarity is that there is no border as such – no flags, no markings. Only professionals serve here, many of them have the experience of Syria behind them. About two thousand servicemen were quickly airlifted to the long-suffering region to guard the Lachin corridor connecting Nagorno-Karabakh and Armenia. Excellent physical and, no less important, psychological health. As the military themselves said, during the first six months of their stay in Karabakh, their main mission was to escort humanitarian supplies. As the military peacekeepers themselves say: “Either we, or the war.” Истoчник This is what is happening today in Transnistria. The main task of peacekeepers is to control the line of demarcation of the warring parties and eliminate threats to the security of civilians in troubled regions. The attitude to the “blue helmets” on both sides of the confrontation can be different. The Day of the Russian Military Peacekeeper was established by presidential decree in 2016. Another task assigned to them is to accompany medical workers during their trips to remote Armenian villages. Be sure to have a conscript service or work experience in the internal affairs bodies (for those who apply for military-police positions). The base itself, where 2,000 servicemen live, is located near Stepanakert. If any of the residents needs minor medical assistance, doctors provide it on the spot. “Either we, or the war” The military personnel of the peacekeeping forces of the Russian Federation celebrate their professional holiday on November 25. For example, to harvest. The task was to preserve the ceasefire regime in the Suez Canal region in the protracted conflict in the Middle East. Only contract soldiers serve here, there are no conscripts. This is where military personnel are trained. Age – at least twenty-five. This was the case in South Ossetia, where our peacekeepers were the first to come under fire from the Georgian army in 2008. Ability to handle service weapons. And also fluency in a foreign language, and preferably several. In 2005, the 15th separate guards motorized rifle peacekeeping brigade of the Central Military District, located in the Samara region, was created. Rotation every six months.