On November 9, ten Il-76 cargo planes carrying Russian peacekeepers took off from the Russian airfield Ulyanovsk-Vostochny. The Russians are deploying in the region according to the peace treaty on the cessation of hostilities between Armenia and Azerbaijan.
The core of the Russian contingent in Nagorno-Karabakh will consist of the units that are part of the 15th Separate Motorized Rifle Brigade (peacekeeping) of the Central Military District.
Under the terms of the armistice, some 1,960 troops, 90 armored vehicles and 380 other vehicles will be deployed along the line of contact and the “corridor” between Nagorno-Karabakh and Armenia proper.
The 15th ‘peacekeeping’ brigade from Samara, is perhaps the most ‘distinguished’ military unit of the Russian Armed Forces, which is associated with the annexation of the Crimea and with the initial stage of the Russian aggression in the eastern Ukraine.
The “InformNapalm” international volunteer community have more than once presented a convincing evidence of the involvement of ‘peacekeepers’ from Samara in the war in Donbas.