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Russian Government Supports Families of Peacekeepers Slain in Artsakh by Azerbaijani Troops

Russian Government Supports Families of Peacekeepers Slain in Artsakh by Azerbaijani Troops

During the Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh) mass exodus, six Russian peacekeepers lost their lives due to Azerbaijani fire. The families of the fallen soldiers are set to receive financial support from the Russian government. Chairman of the Russian Peace Fund Board and member of the State Duma, Leonid Slutsky, announced that the fund will provide 1 million rubles ($10,793) in aid to the families of the Russian peacekeepers who sacrificed their lives while serving in Artsakh.

The announcement comes a month after the devastating incident occurred near the village of Chankatagh during the aggression initiated by Azerbaijan in Nagorno-Karabakh. Among the deceased was the deputy commander of the military personnel, highlighting the significant loss suffered by the Russian peacekeeping forces.

"We are obliged to support their families. A month has passed since the tragedy, but we cannot let it be forgotten," stated Slutsky, emphasizing the importance of standing by the families of the fallen soldiers during this difficult time.

The aid initiative was revealed by Slutsky, who also serves as the head of the Russian Liberal Democratic Party, expressing the nation's solidarity and gratitude for the sacrifices made by the peacekeepers. The financial assistance provided by the Russian Peace Fund aims to alleviate the economic burden faced by the families left behind.

The incident occurred on September 19, when Azerbaijani armed forces launched an aggressive attack in Nagorno-Karabakh, leading to the unfortunate loss of lives among the Russian peacekeeping contingent.

On that fateful day, Azerbaijan began a large-scale attack on the indigenous Armenian population of Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh). Azerbaijani military killed children, elderly, and women – including Russian peacekeepers.


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