UN Secretary General welcomed ceasefire agreement in Karabakh

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UN Secretary General Antonio Guteres positively assessed the agreement between Armenia and Azerbaijan on the entry into force of the ceasefire on October 26. This was announced by the official representative of the Secretary General, Stephane Dujarrick.

According to him, the Secretary General welcomes the joint statement of the United States, Azerbaijan and Armenia, which says that the humanitarian ceasefire, agreed in Moscow on October 10 and confirmed in Paris on October 17, will enter into force at 08:00 local time (07:00 Moscow time) on Monday, October 26, writes TASS.

On October 25, President of the unrecognized Nagorno-Karabakh Republic Arayik Harutyunyan announced Stepanakert’s readiness to comply with the terms of the armistice in Karabakh

Earlier on the same day, Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan called on the US and French authorities to support Russia’s peacekeeping efforts in the unrecognized Nagorno-Karabakh Republic.

In late September, armed clashes broke out on the line of contact between Azerbaijan and the unrecognized Nagorno-Karabakh Republic. The parties blamed each other for the aggravation of the conflict. As a result of hostilities, the parties suffer casualties among the military and civilians.

In 1988, the autonomous Nagorno-Karabakh region, inhabited mainly by Armenians, decided to leave the Azerbaijan SSR. Baku lost control over the region during the 1992-1994 military confrontation, but still considers the territory its own.

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