A tank from Russian military base on Goris-Stepanakert highway with mountains of Karabakh ahead, Nov. 10, 2020. Via Live Maps.

Russian peacekeeping forces arrived in Stepanakert, Russian Defense Ministry’s representative reported on November 12. Ten Russian observation posts have already been established, mostly along the Goris-Stepanakert highway. Russian forces will next deploy between Armenian and Turkish-backed Azerbaijani forces southeast and east of Stepanakert in Martuni district.

Meantime, exodus of civilians continued from Karabakh, with people leaving via the northern highway through the Karvajar (Kelbajar) area, ahead of the anticipated handover of that district on November 15.