Germany urges Armenia and Azerbaijan not to violate ceasefire in Nagorno-Karabakh


Though Russia has recently supported embattled allies in Belarus and Syria, its stance towards Armenian claims to Nagorno-Karabakh has been more neutral, with the Kremlin precluding a security guarantee specifically for Nagorno-Karabakh, while affirming that Russian commitments apply exclusively to internationally-recognised Armenian territory.

Azerbaijan has accused Armenia of assaulting big cities in a single day in breach of this cease-fire deal brokered by Russian Federation that makes an attempt to terminate the worst outbreak of hostilities from the separatist Nagorno-Karabakh space.

"Artsakh. will always belong to the Armenians, we have lived in this region for more than 3,000 years", she said. Clashes have flared up in the wake of the deployment of heavy artillery by both sides on the battlefield.

"The specific terms of the ceasefire still need to be agreed", he said on Saturday.

Analysts have long warned that Nagorno-Karabakh was the most combustible of the frozen conflicts left over after the fall of the Soviet Union, with Azerbaijan vowing to regain control of the territory and Armenians insisting they would never cede ground.

Another city, Mingachevir, was also attacked by missiles, according to the prosecutor general's office.

But Mnatsakanyan later paid tribute on Armenian state TV to Russian President Vladimir Putin, who he said had played a key role in making sure the talks happened and had personally intervened to help get an agreement. The deal stipulated the ceasefire should pave the way for talks on settling the conflict.

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A fragile Russian-brokered truce was agreed between both parties to allow Armenian and Azeri forces to swap prisoners and bodies of those killed in the conflict.

Iran, which has warm relations with Armenia and is wary of Baku's military cooperation with Israel, has also expressed alarm over the reports of Syrian militia being sent to Azerbaijan.

On Sunday morning, the situation was "relatively calm", according to Nagorno-Karabakh leader Arayik Harutyunyan, with just a few "skirmishes".

The defense ministry in the breakaway region said Armenian forces were respecting the ceasefire and in turn blamed Azerbaijan of shelling civilian areas.

Armenia said that "the adversary suffered great losses of manpower and military equipment" but provided no details.

Women sit outside their damaged houses after rocket fire overnight by Armenian forces, early Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020, in a residential area in Ganja, Azerbaijan's second largest city, near the border with Armenia.

Attacking civilians with destructive missiles is a war crime, a manifestation of immoral behavior of Armenia's political-military leadership, he tweeted.