The Prosecutor General’s Office of Azerbaijan is investigating the incident in which Russian peacekeepers died, Report informs, citing the Prosecutor General’s Office.

According to the Prosecutor General’s Office, on September 20, 2023, a group of military personnel of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Azerbaijan, participating in local anti-terrorism activities in the village of Janyatag, Tartar district of Azerbaijan, mistakenly fired at a car with military personnel of the Peacekeeping Contingent of the Russian Federation (RMC), stationed in this territory. The military personnel of the Azerbaijani Army took the Russian peacekeepers for illegal Armenian armed groups due to the difficult terrain and foggy and rainy weather conditions. As a result of the incident, 5 RMC servicemen were killed.

In addition, on the same day, on the same territory, unidentified members of illegal Armenian armed groups fired at a Kamaz vehicle belonging to RMC with firearms. As a result of the incident, 1 RMC serviceman was killed and 1 serviceman was injured.

On both facts, the Prosecutor General of the Republic of Azerbaijan initiated a criminal case under the relevant articles of the Criminal Code, the investigation of which was entrusted to the Investigation Department of the General Prosecutor’s Office.