Stepanakert reaffirms its willingness to respect the ceasefire


YREVAN (Sputnik) – The Foreign Ministry of the self-proclaimed republic of Nagorno Karabakh reaffirmed this Sunday that Stepanakert is prepared to comply with the ceasefire agreement.

“We most strongly condemn the violations by Azerbaijan of the agreement on a humanitarian truce starting at midnight on October 18, we reaffirm our commitment to respect, reciprocally, the humanitarian truce that will only become a reality if it is forced to Azerbaijan to fulfill its obligations, “declared the Karabakh diplomatic entity in a statement posted on Facebook.

According to Stepanakert, Baku’s actions reveal that “Azerbaijan and Turkey are neither capable nor willing to fulfill their obligations under international conventions, nor those that were agreed with the mediation of the co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group, to cease fire for humanitarian purposes “.

From 00:00 this Sunday (GMT + 4) a new humanitarian truce entered into force in Nagorno Karabakh, the second so far this year. spiral of hostilities in the area. As on the first occasion, on October 10, the parties to the conflict accused each other of violating the armistice.
Yerevan maintains that the enemy launched an offensive in the southern sector this Sunday, near the border with Iran; For its part, Baku denounced Armenian attacks in the areas of Agdara, Fuzuli, Hadrut and Jabrail.
On September 27, armed clashes broke out again in Nagorno Karabakh, the focus of conflict between Yerevan and Baku since that territory, with a predominantly Armenian population, decided to separate in 1988 from the then Azerbaijan Soviet Socialist Republic.

The hostilities, in which the warring parties used armor, artillery, aircraft and missile systems for the first time since the 1992-1994 war, caused hundreds of military casualties and dozens of civilian casualties.


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