This is the second time the two sides have tried to reach a ceasefire after three weeks of fighting that left hundreds dead in Nagorno Karabakh.

Armenia and Azerbaijan announced a “humanitarian truce” from midnight Saturday, according to statements from the foreign ministries of both countries.

Second attempt

“The Republic of Armenia and the Republic of Azerbaijan have agreed on a humanitarian truce from October 18 at 00:00 local time,” Armenian Foreign Ministry said, Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry confirming in identical statement .

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The announcement comes as Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov spoke by phone in the evening with his Armenian and Azerbaijani counterparts and insisted on “the need for strict compliance” with the ceasefire reached last Saturday. in Moscow, according to the Russian Foreign Ministry.

“France will be very attentive to it”

For his part, Emmanuel Macron “greeted” this Saturday evening this humanitarian truce, specifying that the latter was concluded “at the end of a French mediation conducted over the last days and hours in coordination with the co- presidents of the Minsk group “.

“This cease-fire must be unconditional and strictly respected by the two parties. France will be very attentive to it and will remain committed so that hostilities cease durably and that credible discussions can quickly begin,” adds the French presidency.

Azerbaijan has achieved territorial gains over the past three weeks without winning a decisive battle. Baku has so far not revealed the cost of the conflict, releasing no military, material or human toll.

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