2020-10-11

Russian media:Armenia and Azerbaijan ceasefire agreement officially takes effect

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Houses attacked in the Naka region (Reuters)

According to a report by the Russian Satellite News Network on the 10th, at 12:00 local time on the 10th, the ceasefire agreement reached between Armenia and Azerbaijan came into effect.

Earlier in the day, both Asia and Afghanistan accused each other of continuing to launch attacks before the ceasefire agreement came into effect. The Armenian Ministry of Defense stated that on the morning of the 10th, drones of the Azerbaijani military launched attacks on multiple settlements in the Naka region. An official from the Naka region also stated on the 10th that a missile launched by Azerbaijan hit the capital of the Naka region that morning. The Azerbaijani side also stated that the Asian side launched a”violent attack” before the ceasefire agreement took effect.

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A few minutes after the ceasefire agreement took effect, the conflict revived. Armenia and Azerbaijan accused each other of violating the ceasefire agreement

From 12:00 local time on the 10th, the ceasefire agreement reached by Armenia and Azerbaijan came into effect. However, it didn’t take long for the two sides to clash again. Both sides accused the other of violating the ceasefire agreement.

According to the Russian Satellite News Agency, Armenian Defense Ministry spokesperson Stepanyan stated on social media that “Azerbaijani forces ignored the humanitarian ceasefire agreement that came into effect at 12:00 on the 10th. The offensive was launched in the Karakhambeyli area. The Naka’s Artakh Defence Army units took appropriate measures to prevent the enemy’s offensive.”

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Russian Satellite News Agency:A few minutes after the ceasefire agreement took effect , Armenia and Azerbaijan accused each other of violating the ceasefire agreement

On the Azerbaijani side, the Azerbaijani military accused the Armenian armed forces of shelling Azerbaijan’s Tertel and Agdam regions.

The report also mentioned that a reporter from the Russian Satellite News Agency said that 15 minutes after the ceasefire took effect, the capital of the”Naka” region sounded an air raid alarm and stopped after about two minutes. The local military told Satellite News Agency that an unmanned reconnaissance aircraft had entered its airspace.

Since the news of the ceasefire came out, the”struggle” between the two parties seems to have not stopped.

Earlier, Armenian Defense Ministry spokesperson Alzren Hofhannisyan posted on Facebook:”A few minutes ago, a missile hit the city of Kapan, causing casualties.”In this regard, the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry quickly denied it and called Armenia’s actions a provocation. Subsequently, the Armenian side said that the location of the attack was not Kapan, but another area. Hofhannisyan stated on Facebook, “Correct. The attack was not in Kapan, but in another location.”

A new outbreak of new outbreaks in Naka region on September 27th in Armenia and Azerbaijan. In the round of conflict, both sides accused each other of violating the ceasefire agreement and taking the lead in launching a military offensive. In the past few days, the conflict has caused casualties, including civilians. In the context of the ongoing conflict between Asia and Afghanistan, the foreign ministers of the two countries were invited to Moscow on the 9th to negotiate a ceasefire and the exchange of the remains and prisoners of the dead.

Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov, Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Bairamov, and Armenian Foreign Minister Mnatsa Kanyan held closed-door consultations on the Naka conflict in Moscow on the 9th. The consultations lasted more than 10 hours to 10 End of the morning. The three foreign ministers issued a statement in Moscow on the 10th, saying that Azerbaijan and Armenia reached an agreement on a ceasefire in the Naka region. According to the statement posted on the website of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the parties agreed to cease fire in the Naka region from 12:00 on October 10, local time, and exchange prisoners of war and the remains of victims under the coordination of the International Red Cross. According to Russian media reports, the ceasefire agreement took effect at 12:00 on the 10th.

The Naka region is located in the southwest of Azerbaijan, and its residents are mostly Armenians. After the disintegration of the Soviet Union, war broke out in Azerbaijan and Armenia over the ownership of the Naka region. In 1994, the two sides reached an agreement on a comprehensive ceasefire, but the two countries have been in a state of hostility over the Naqqa issue, and armed conflicts have occurred from time to time.

(Original title”Foreign Media:Armenia and Azerbaijan Ceasefire Agreement Formally Effective”. Edited by Wang Yichuan)