Azerbaijan accuses Armenia of violating ceasefire

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The Azerbaijani Ministry of Defense stated that the ceasefire agreement reached after the talks in Moscow is grossly violated by Armenia. This is stated on Saturday, October 10, in the message of the department.

“Despite the agreement reached, from 12.00 the Armenian Armed Forces attempted to attack from the Agderin, Terter, Fizuli, Dzhabrail directions, <...> a number of settlements are under artillery fire from the Armenian Armed Forces,” the text says.

The ministry noted that all attempts of the enemy were successfully suppressed by Azerbaijani units.

The Armenian Defense Ministry also accused the Azerbaijani side of violating the ceasefire.

“Ignoring the humanitarian ceasefire announced on October 10 from 12:00 (11:00 Moscow time), Azerbaijani units launched an attack on the Karahambeyli section at 12:05 (11:05). The units of the Defense Army of Artsakh (the unrecognized Nagorno-Karabakh Republic – Ed.) Are taking appropriate measures to suppress the enemy’s attack, ”the press secretary of the Armenian Defense Ministry Shushan Stepanyan wrote on Facebook.

The Armenian side also notes that the Azerbaijani armed forces fired rockets at villages in the vicinity of the city of Kapan, there are casualties and wounded.

The ceasefire came into force in Nagorno-Karabakh on October 10 at 12:00 local time (11:00 Moscow time) in accordance with the agreements reached the day before by representatives of the foreign ministries in Moscow.

The parties also agreed, through the mediation of the OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairs, to begin substantive negotiations with the aim of achieving a peaceful settlement of the situation in Nagorno-Karabakh as soon as possible and confirmed the invariability of the format of the negotiation process.

The conflict in Karabakh began in February 1988, when the Nagorno-Karabakh Autonomous Region announced its secession from the Azerbaijan SSR. During the armed confrontation in 1992-1994, Baku lost control over the region and seven adjacent districts. Since 1992, negotiations on a peaceful settlement of the conflict have been conducted within the framework of the OSCE Minsk Group, headed by three co-chairs – Russia, the United States and France.

Another aggravation of the military conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh happened on September 27. The parties shifted responsibility for the aggravation of the situation onto each other.

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