(Russia/Karabakh) Russian “Peacekeeping” in Karabakh: Old Model, New Features, Mission Creep (Part Two) (Vladimir Socor, The Jamestown Foundation)

Under the November 9–10, 2020 armistice declaration, Russia’s “peacekeeping” mission in Upper (Nagorno) Karabakh is limited to 1,960 motor-rifle troops with light weapons and armored personnel carriers (see EDM, November 12, 13, 2020). According to Russian President Vladimir Putin, in his end-of-year Q&A session with the public, any further inputs into this Russian mission would have to be approved by both Azerbaijan and Armenia (, December 18, 2020).