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Armenia and Azerbaijan agree on an armistice in Karabakh

Armenia and Azerbaijan made a decision on a ceasefire in Nagorno-Karabakh for humanitarian reasons from October 18 at 00:00 local time. This is stated in a statement posted on the website of the Armenian Foreign Ministry.

“The Republic of Armenia and the Republic of Azerbaijan have agreed on a humanitarian truce starting at 00.00 local times, on October 18,” the text says.

The Armenian ministry clarified that the decision was made after the statement of the presidents of France, Russia, and the United States, representing the OSCE Minsk Group co-chair countries on October 1, 2020, as well as the statement of the OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs dated October 5, 2020, and in accordance with the Moscow statement of October 10, 2020, year.

Azerbaijan confirmed the entry into force of a humanitarian truce with Armenia in Karabakh with a similar statement posted on the Foreign Ministry's website.

The fighting in Nagorno-Karabakh between the united forces of Armenia and the NKR against Azerbaijan has been going on for three weeks already. Turkey is participating in the hostilities, although earlier Baku and Ankara denied this fact. On October 10, the parties, mediated by Russia, signed a truce, but it did not last even an hour.

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