Widows and other relatives of Russian peacekeepers killed in Nagorno-Karabakh will receive 1 million rubles each. from the Russian Peace Foundation. The money is allocated within the framework of the “Care” fund program, reported TASS First Deputy Chairman of the Board Elena Sutormina.
According to Ms. Sutormina, the chairman of the board, Leonid Slutsky, ordered the allocation of funds on the same day when it became known about the death of the peacekeepers. “Now all the formalities have been completed, and money has already begun to arrive to the relatives of the victims,” she added.
Russian authorities have still not disclosed how many peacekeepers were killed in the September 20 shelling. The Russian Peace Foundation also does not provide a death toll. Azerbaijan reported five deaths. It is known that among them is the deputy commander of Russian peacekeepers in the region, Ivan Kovgan. In addition, another peacekeeper was killed in another incident.
The car with Russian peacekeepers was fired upon by the Azerbaijani military. During a telephone conversation, Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev apologized to Russian President Vladimir Putin and promised a thorough investigation into what happened.