Russian Defense Minister urges Armenia and Azerbaijan to respect the truce in Karabakh

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MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu held telephone conversations with his Armenian counterparts, David Tonoyan, and Azerbaijani, Zakir Hasanov, in which he called on both countries to respect the armistice in Nagorno Karabakh agreed in Moscow, reported the press service of the Russian military entity.

“In the negotiations, the Defense Minister of the Russian Federation, Army General Sergei Shoigu, called on his colleagues to fully comply with the commitments assumed in the framework of the agreements reached in Moscow on October 10,” the statement said. .

September 27 they exploded again the armed clashes in Nagorno Karabakh, the focus of conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan since that territory, with a predominantly Armenian population, decided to separate in 1988 from the then Azerbaijani Soviet Socialist Republic.
After two weeks of intense fighting, the negotiators of the two countries agreed in Moscow on a ceasefire that took effect at noon on 10 October.
The truce was expected to allow the parties to exchange prisoners of war and other detainees, as well as remove the bodies of the fallen through the mediation of the International Committee of the Red Cross.

However, on October 10, the sides of the conflict they resumed hostilities.

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