Armenia and Azerbaijan accused each other of violating the ceasefire on Saturday immediately after the ceasefire regime began.
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“Ignoring the ceasefire announced at 12 noon for humanitarian purposes, Azerbaijan units of the armed forces launched an attack in the direction of Karahambeili at 12.05. Karabakh Defense Army units are taking appropriate measures to stop the attack, “Armenia said on Saturday. Ministry of Defense Press Secretary Shushan Stepanyan.
She also stated that Azerbaijan was shooting Nagorno-Karabakh Hadruth city.
Azerbaijan also accuses the Armenian side of violating the ceasefire agreement reached in Moscow.
“Despite the ceasefire agreement reached at 12 noon on 10 October, the Armenian armed forces launched attacks on the positions of Azerbaijani troops on the Agder-Terter and Jabrail-Fizulin fronts,” the Azerbaijani Ministry of Defense said in a statement.
“All attacks by the Armenian armed forces have been repelled, the Armenian side is said to have been given an adequate response,” the statement said.
Armenian soldiers also fired artillery weapons at several Azerbaijani settlements, the ministry said.
In the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict zone, an agreement on a ceasefire entered into force on Saturday at 12 noon local time (11 a.m. Latvian time). Russian Foreign minister talks in Moscow were reached on the night of Saturday.
As the Russian Foreign Minister said in a statement about the agreement after the tripartite talks Sergei Lavrov, the parties agreed to cease fire in the name of humanitarian purposes in order to exchange prisoners and other detainees. Specific parameters of the ceasefire regime will be agreed later, the Minister pointed out.
Attacks continued in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict zone before the ceasefire regime began, authorities in Armenia, Nagorno-Karabakh and Azerbaijan said on Saturday.
Azerbaijani forces tried to change the situation south of the Karabakh conflict before the ceasefire regime came into force, a spokeswoman for the Armenian Ministry of Defense said. Impact drones were used in the attacks.
Official Baku also accused the Armenian side of intensively firing on Azerbaijani settlements before the ceasefire regime began.
At least 400 people have been killed in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict since the resumption of intense fighting on 27 September, according to incomplete official figures.
The Azerbaijani armed forces have been firing rockets at Stepanakert, the capital of Nagorno-Karabakh, for several days. It is reported that Azerbaijani forces are helping Turkey Armed Forces officers and Turkish organized militants from Syrian.
There have been hostile relations between Azerbaijan and Armenia since the 1990s, when there was a war over Nagorno-Karabakh, a predominantly Armenian population.
Nagorno-Karabakh, which was part of the Azerbaijani SSR during the Soviet era, has been a “de facto” independent Armenian republic since the early 1990s. Although Azerbaijan has not controlled Nagorno-Karabakh since the collapse of the USSR, it considers the Armenian region to be its territory. Nagorno-Karabakh is also considered by the international community to be part of Azerbaijan, and no country has recognized the region as an independent state.
Nagorno-Karabakh declared independence in 1991. Its secession from Azerbaijan contributed to the outbreak of war between Azerbaijan and Armenia. About 35,000 people lost their lives in the war, and more than a million people in both countries were forced to flee their homes.