Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov held telephone conversations with Foreign Ministers of Azerbaijan and Armenia Jeyhun Bayramov and Zohrab Mnatsakanyan. This was announced on Saturday, October 10, at the Russian Foreign Ministry.
“During the talks, the parties reaffirmed their adherence to the ceasefire agreements <...> reached following the consultations of the foreign ministers of the three countries on October 9 in Moscow, and stressed the need for strict observance“ on the ground, ”the message says.
No other details are provided.
The day before, as a result of consultations held in Moscow on the initiative of the Russian side, Azerbaijan and Armenia agreed on a ceasefire from 12:00 local time (11:00 Moscow time) on October 10 for humanitarian purposes to exchange prisoners and bodies of the dead.
In addition, the parties agreed, through the mediation of the OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairs, to begin substantive negotiations for the earliest possible achievement of a peaceful settlement of the situation in the self-proclaimed Nagorno-Karabakh Republic (NKR) and confirmed the invariability of the format of the negotiation process.
However, after reaching an agreement, the Armenian Defense Ministry announced on October 10 about the activation of the use of drones by the Azerbaijani armed forces in the southern direction of the contact line in Karabakh and the death of 28 more NKR servicemen.
The press secretary of the Armenian Defense Ministry Shushan Stepanyan wrote on Facebook that on Saturday the Azerbaijani armed forces fired rockets at villages in the vicinity of the city of Kapan, there are casualties and wounded.
The Azerbaijani Defense Ministry denied this information, calling it a provocation, and also announced the shelling from the Armenian side of the territories of the Terter and Aghdam regions around Karabakh.