Russian peacekeepers on guard as Karabakh building new reservoir

PanARMENIAN.Net – Russian peacekeepers are ensuring the safety of the construction of a new reservoir for the industrial needs of the population of Nagorno-Karabakh, the Russian Defense Ministry reports.

“The facility is located close to the contact line, so the presence of Russian peacekeepers is necessary,” said Alexei Kolesnikov, a spokesman for the peacekeeping contingent.

Hydraulic engineers have been working on the construction of the reservoir in the region of Martakert.

“We are working to conserve artesian water, and to achieve that we has asked the peacekeeping command to ensure security,” said Adam Grigoryan, a representative of the mining company.

The construction of a reservoir to conserve groundwater resources is expected to be completed by the end of the year.

Artsakh (Karabakh) lost most of its energy capacity in the war unleashed by Azerbaijan in fall 2020. Now Karabakh is forced to import electricity, whereas prior to the war, the country was an energy exporter.

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