homeland: It seems that the humanitarian truce announced on Saturday between Azerbaijan and Armenia did not last long, as Yerevan accused Azerbaijan on Sunday of violating the “humanitarian truce” in the disputed Nagorny Karabakh region, by firing artillery shells and missiles.
“The enemy fired artillery shells in the northern direction, and launched missiles in the southern direction. There was no immediate response from Azerbaijan,” said Armenian Defense Ministry spokeswoman Shushan Stepanyan.
A week after the announcement of a ceasefire agreement that had not been implemented between Azerbaijan and Armenia in the Nagorno Karabakh region, a new “humanitarian truce” came into effect Saturday at midnight local time between the parties to the conflict to put an end to the bloody escalation.
The Armenian Foreign Ministry said in a previous statement, “The Republic of Armenia and the Republic of Azerbaijan have agreed to a humanitarian armistice as of October 18 at midnight local time.” The Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry confirmed the move in a similar statement.
The resumption of fighting three weeks ago led to hundreds of deaths, and the conflict witnessed a new escalation on Saturday following a first failed ceasefire attempt that took place a week ago under the auspices of Moscow.
On Saturday, Azerbaijan vowed to “take revenge” for the killing of 13 civilians in a night bombardment targeting Ganja, the second city in the country, in a new escalation of the conflict.
The announcement of the truce came after Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov spoke overnight by phone with his Armenian and Azerbaijani counterparts, stressing the “need for strict adherence” to the ceasefire agreement agreed upon in Moscow on Saturday, according to a statement by the Russian Foreign Ministry.
For his part, French President Emmanuel Macron welcomed Saturday evening the humanitarian truce, which came “following a French mediation that took place during the last days and last hours in coordination with the two co-presidents of the Minsk Group.”
Nagorny Karabakh is a separatist region affiliated with predominantly Armenian Azerbaijan, supported by Yerevan, and has been witnessing bloody confrontations since September 27.
According to a partial unofficial toll, more than 700 people were killed in the armed confrontations.
France 24 / AFP
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