Azerbaijan, Armenia agree on ceasefire, start talks
Azerbaijan and Armenia have agreed to a ceasefire and resume talks starting today.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has said the two countries will implement the ceasefire from 12 noon local time today.
More than 300 people have been killed in clashes in the Armenian-controlled region of Nagorno-Karabakh since September 27, while Armenia has also targeted Azerbaijan’s second-largest city, Ganja.
It should be noted that both countries claim ownership of the disputed border area. The Nagorno-Karabakh region is officially part of Azerbaijan, but was occupied by an Armenian ethnic group with the help of Armenia in the 1990 war. It is now under the control of the Armenian army.
Clashes between Armenian and Azerbaijani forces continue in the region, with 15 people killed in a similar clash in July this year.