Armenia and Azerbaijan have declared a ceasefire once again late Saturday night. A week before the ceasefire was announced between the two countries, but the very next day the two countries started bombing each other.
So far, more than 650 people have been killed in the fighting that started between the two countries since September 27, in addition to which property worth lakhs of rupees has also been damaged. This will be the first time in the ongoing conflict between the two countries for nearly 25 years when there has been so much fighting and loss on such a large scale.
Armenia and Azerbaijan announced a cease-fire from midnight on Sunday for fighting over the disputed area of Nagorno-Karabakh. The truce would be the second attempt to establish peace between Armenia and Azerbaijan. The announcement was made by Armenian Foreign Minister Zohrab Mnatskanyan and Jehun Bayarmov of Azerbaijan. The decision to make a second attempt for peace was made in consultation with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov. Who asked the two countries to follow the ‘Moscow Deal’.
Russia role in Armenia and Azerbaijan
This is the second attempt by Russia to cease fighting between Armenia and Azerbaijan since the fighting broke out between the two sides on 27 September. The conflict between Azerbaijan and Armenia had become quite violent for the last few days. Both countries were attacking each other with missiles and other weapons. Residential buildings were also being targeted in the ongoing conflict between the two, causing loss of life and property.
Armenia and Azerbaijan once again tried to implement a ceasefire agreement from midnight amidst ongoing tension over Nagorno-Karabakh. The agreement between the two was reached a week ago by Russia’s mediation, but it was breached shortly after its implementation and the two sides blamed each other for it.
After that, both of them started bombing. The new agreement was announced after Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov spoke to the foreign ministers of Armenia and Azerbaijan. The Nagorno-Karabakh region comes under the territory of Azerbaijan but has been controlled by Armenia-backed Armenian ethnic groups since 1994.