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Armenia and Azerbaijan agree on humanitarian truce in Karabakh

Armenia and Azerbaijan have agreed on a humanitarian truce in the zone of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict from 00:00 on October 18, TASS reports with reference to the Armenian Foreign Ministry.

The statement of the Foreign Ministry notes that the decision on the ceasefire was made on the basis of the statement of the presidents of Russia, France and the United States, representing the OSCE Minsk Group co-chair countries on October 1, 2020, as well as following the agreements reached by the foreign ministers of the Russian Federation, Armenia and Azerbaijan on October 10 ...

Recall that the leaders of the Russian Federation, the United States and France, Vladimir Putin, Donald Trump and Emmanuel Macron, made a joint statement on the military conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh. The presidents then called on Armenia and Azerbaijan to lay down their arms and start negotiations.

Following consultations in Moscow, the foreign ministers of the Russian Federation, Azerbaijan and Armenia adopted a joint document on a ceasefire in Karabakh from 12:00 on October 10 "for humanitarian purposes for the exchange of prisoners and bodies of the dead." However, soon fighting in the conflict zone resumed.

Earlier today, the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict became the topic of a telephone conversation between the foreign ministers of the Russian Federation, Azerbaijan and Armenia. During the conversation, the sides noted the need to follow the provisions of the statement of the foreign ministers of the three states of October 10, which provides for a ceasefire in the conflict zone for humanitarian purposes.

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