Armenia and Azerbaijan said tonight that they had agreed on a “humanitarian truce” starting at midnight between Saturday and Sunday local time.
The announcement was made by the foreign ministries of the two countries in a joint declaration.
“This decision was taken after the declaration of 5 October by the presidents of France, Russia and the United States representing the co-chairing countries of the OSCE Minsk Group and in line with the Moscow declaration of 10 October”, reads declaration of the two ministries.
On 10 October, the parties reached, with Russian mediation, an agreement for a humanitarian ceasefire to stop the resumption of violence that began on 27 September in Nagorno Karabakh. But since then Armenia and Azerbaijan have continued to exchange mutual accusations of violating the truce. The agreement for a new ceasefire comes after repeated appeals by the Russian Foreign Minister, Sergei Lavrov, to both sides for compliance with the agreement.