Armenia / Azerbaijan, 18 October: Armenia and Azerbaijan (Azerbaijan) tried a ceasefire again. The agreement between the two was reached a week ago by Russia’s mediation, but it was violated shortly after its implementation and the two sides blamed each other for it.
The foreign ministers of Armenia and Azerbaijan announced the new agreement after a phone conversation with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov. Lavrov appealed to both countries to abide by the Moscow agreement. The Nagorno-Karabakh region comes under the territory of Azerbaijan, but has been controlled by Armenia-backed Armenian ethnic groups since 1994.
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The conflict between Azerbaijan and Armenian forces began on September 27 over Nagorno-Karabakh region, in which hundreds of people have died. This is the first battle between the two countries on such a large scale during almost 25 years.