Russia has confirmed the beginning of the withdrawal of its peacekeepers from Azerbaijan’s Karabakh, Russian Presidential Spokesperson Dmitriy Peskov said.

On April 10, social media posted footage of the process of withdrawing military equipment from Azerbaijan by the Russian peacekeeping mission, but there were no official statements.

The peacekeepers left Kalbajar’s Khudavang monastery complex on the same day. The Khudavang Monastery is now being guarded by Azerbaijani police.