New humanitarian truce between Armenia and Azerbaijan

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It starts this Saturday at midnight. It was achieved with the backing of Russia, the United States and France.

The governments of Armenia and Azerbaijan agreed to declare a “humanitarian truce” since midnight on Saturday, a measure that seeks to stop the bloody fighting in recent days that left hundreds of deaths on both sides.

“The Republic of Armenia and the Republic of Azerbaijan have agreed to a humanitarian truce as of October 18, at zero local time,” the Armenian Ministry of Foreign Affairs said, which was confirmed by the Azerbaijani Ministry in an identical statement. .

The decision, according to the statement of the Azerbaijani diplomacy, was agreed in response to the declaration of October 1 of the Presidents of the United States, Russia and France, who make up the Minsk Group of the Organization for Security in Europe (OSCE).

This is the second truce reached this month. An agreement had also been reached a week ago to stop the confrontations in a meeting held in Moscow by the representatives of both countries, but she was raped within hours.

From that moment on, the crossfire between both sides continued, demonstrating the impotence of the international community to resolve this conflict that has lasted decades and in whichand regional powers such as Turkey are involved, which provides military and political support to its ally, Azerbaijan.

Nagorno Karabakh, populated mostly by Christian Armenians, declared its independence in 1991, resulting in a war that left 30,000 dead.

Azerbaijan, a Turkish-speaking Muslim country, claims the enclave as its own, and repeatedly tried to gain control of it through military incursions.

This new offensive, which started on September 27It was one of the largest and had the incentive of Turkey, which is trying to expand its dominance in the region.

More than 600 military and civilians died in Nagorno Karabakh these last weeks, according to data from the Armenian Defense Ministry. The figures for Azerbaijan are not known as their authorities do not provide them.

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