Armenia, Azerbaijan retry ceasefire


Baku: Armenia and Azerbaijan once again tried to implement a ceasefire agreement from midnight amid the ongoing tension over Nagorno-Karabakh.

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.

Armenia and Azerbaijan foreign ministers announced the new agreement after a phone conversation with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey 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.

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.

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