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In the southern Armenian city of Sisian in the Syunik region, a Russian flag is seen next to the Armenian one at a joint military post. The area, which now borders Azerbaijan, is seeing a heavy presence of Russian peacekeepers and border guards as Azerbaijan quickly moves its forces closer to the border.
The peacekeepers are actively working to create a military settlement in Sisian, near the city’s airport. Residents tell CivilNet that the Russian presence has helped revitalize commerce in the small city.