Armenia and Azerbaijan agreed with the mediation of United States a “humanitarian ceasefire” in the armed conflict in Nagorno Karabakh, which will begin at 08:00 on Monday (04:00 GMT), the US State Department reported this Sunday.
In a joint communiqué distributed in Washington and signed by the Governments of the United States, Armenia and Azerbaijan, the two countries “reaffirm their commitment to implement and comply with the humanitarian ceasefire agreed in Moscow on October 10,” which has not been respected.
More than 1,000 victims
On September 27, a new escalation of violence began between Armenia and Azerbaijan, faced by the enclave of Nagorno Karabaj. Russia has announced up to two ceasefire agreements that have finally been left on paper.
More than a thousand people have died – almost 5,000, according to estimates by Russian President Vladimir Putin – since September 27 in the latest escalation of violence between the two countries over the enclave of Nagorno Karabakh, a self-proclaimed independent republic of Azerbaijan and object of a historical dispute between both countries.