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Sat Oct 17, 2020, 06:14 PM

Armenia, Azerbaijan announce new attempt at cease-fire

Source: AP

By AIDA SULTANOVA

BAKU, Azerbaijan (AP) ó Armenia and Azerbaijan on Saturday announced a new attempt to establish a cease-fire in their conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh starting from midnight, a move that comes a week after a Russia-brokered truce frayed immediately after it took force.

The new agreement was announced following Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrovís calls with his counterparts from the two nations, in which he strongly urged them to abide by the Moscow deal. There were no immediate claims of violations after the truce took effect at midnight.

Nagorno-Karabakh lies within Azerbaijan but has been under the control of ethnic Armenian forces backed by Armenia since a war there ended in 1994. The latest fighting that began on Sept. 27 has involved heavy artillery, rockets and drones, killing hundreds in the largest escalation of hostilities between the South Caucasus neighbors in more than a quarter-century.

Russia, which has a security pact with Armenia but has cultivated warm ties with Azerbaijan, hosted top diplomats from both countries for more than 10 hours of talks that ended with the initial cease-fire agreement. But the deal frayed immediately after the truce took effect last Saturday, with both sides blaming each other for breaching it.


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Sun Oct 18, 2020, 08:17 AM

1. Nagorno-Karabakh: Armenia-Azerbaijan truce broken minutes after deal

Source: BBC

Nagorno-Karabakh: Armenia-Azerbaijan truce broken minutes after deal

18 October 2020

Armenia and Azerbaijan have accused each other of violating a humanitarian ceasefire in the disputed region of Nagorno-Karabakh.

Both sides agreed had agreed a truce to start at midnight local time (20:00 GMT Saturday).

But an Armenian defence ministry spokeswoman said Azerbaijan broke the ceasefire after just four minutes by firing artillery shells and rockets.

Azerbaijan later said Armenia had broken the truce after two minutes.

Both countries signed a Russian-brokered ceasefire last Saturday. However, clashes continued despite that accord.

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Read more: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-54586437

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Sun Oct 18, 2020, 11:47 AM

2. Another attempt? Try more ceasing and less firing.

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Sun Oct 18, 2020, 09:19 PM

3. As an

American-Armenian this conflict just sucks, and people are dying from it.

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