The death toll of civilians in the unrecognized Nagorno-Karabakh Republic (NKR) was 25, Karabakh Ombudsman Artak Beglaryan said on Sunday, October 11.
“Since September 27, 25 civilians have been killed, of which five died yesterday. 102 people were injured, “Interfax quotes him.
As the NKR Defense Ministry reported on its Telegram channel, 25 more servicemen of the republic were killed on Sunday. In total, according to the specified data of the department, 429 NKR servicemen have been killed since the beginning of hostilities.
Earlier on Sunday, the Izvestia correspondent reported on the calm situation in the NKR capital Stepanakert.
On October 9, following the 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 start 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.
Another aggravation of the military conflict between Baku and Yerevan in Karabakh took place on September 27. The parties suffer losses among the military and civilian population. They blamed each other for aggravating the situation.
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.