A humanitarian ceasefire will take effect on Monday morning in the fighting between Armenia and Azerbaijan. Nagorno-Karabakh.
The announcement came in a joint statement from the US State Department and the two governments. This comes after US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met with Armenian Foreign Ministers Azerbaijan In Washington on Friday, a meeting of the co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group was formed to mediate the conflict and was led by France, Russia and the United States.
A statement from the Minsk Group said: “During their intensive discussions, the Co-Chairs and Foreign Ministers discussed the implementation of an immediate humanitarian ceasefire, the possible parameters for monitoring the ceasefire and the key elements of a comprehensive settlement.
The humanitarian ceasefire will take effect at 8 a.m. local time.
On Sunday, new fighting broke out between the Azerbaijani and Armenian races, with both sides blaming each other to prevent a peaceful settlement of the conflict.
Armenia accuses Azerbaijani forces of shelling civilian settlements. Baku, who has denied killing civilians, said he was ready to implement the ceasefire and that Armenian forces had withdrawn from the battlefield.
The Minsk group said its co-chairs and foreign ministers had agreed to meet again in Geneva on Thursday: Nagorno-Karabakh conflict ”.
Nagorno-Karabakh Is within Azerbaijan, but has been under the control of Armenian forces backed by Armenia since the end of the war in 1994. The latest fighting, which began Sept. 27, involved heavy artillery, rockets and drones, killing hundreds of South Caucasus neighbors over a quarter of a century.
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