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World Armenia, Azerbaijan agree anew to ceasefire: US

00:07  26 october  2020
00:07  26 october  2020 Source:   msn.com

Donating with the Kardashians: Armenia's diaspora supports embattled homeland

  Donating with the Kardashians: Armenia's diaspora supports embattled homeland Donating with the Kardashians: Armenia's diaspora supports embattled homelandLONDON (Reuters) - Along with reality TV star Kim Kardashian, members of Armenia's large and often wealthy diaspora are digging deep to help their country of origin as it suffers a hit from the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.

Truce comes into force but countries accuse each other of derailing deal.

Armenia and Azerbaijan agreed on Saturday to a ceasefire and to begin "substantive talks" over " Azerbaijan and Armenia begin substantive negotiations with the purpose of achieving a peaceful " We are giving Armenia a chance to settle the conflict peacefully," he said. "This is their last chance."

Armenia and Azerbaijan have again agreed to respect a "humanitarian ceasefire" in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict effective Monday, the US State Department announced, after previous attempts to stem the bloodshed in the disputed region failed.

a steam train on a track with smoke coming out of it: Armenia and Azerbaijan accuse each other of having targeted the civilian population since the beginning of hostilities in the mountainous region of Karabakh © ARIS MESSINIS Armenia and Azerbaijan accuse each other of having targeted the civilian population since the beginning of hostilities in the mountainous region of Karabakh

World leaders have been scrambling for weeks to broker a truce, with Russian President Vladimir Putin estimating that close to 5,000 people have been killed so far in weeks of fighting over the mountainous province.

Civilians hit as Armenia Azerbaijan conflict rages

  Civilians hit as Armenia Azerbaijan conflict rages Each accuses the other of targeting civilians in renewed fighting over the Nagorno-Karabakh region.Azerbaijan said an Armenian missile had killed at least 13 civilians in Ganja, a city far from the front lines.

Armenia and Azerbaijan have agreed to a limited ceasefire in their conflict for control of the disputed territory of Nagorno-Karabakh , after marathon We want to do it peacefully. We ’re giving Armenia one last chance.” Mr Lavrov said that both sides had agreed to “begin substantive negotiations with

Azerbaijan and Armenia agreed to a "humanitarian ceasefire " in the conflict over the enclave of Nagorno Karabakh on Saturday -- one week after truce brokered by Russia fell apart, according to a statement from the foreign ministries of both countries.

Both an initial ceasefire negotiated by France and a second brokered by Russia have already broken down.

The latest truce would take effect at 8:00 am local time (04H00 GMT) on Monday, according to a joint statement from the US State Department and the so-called "Minsk" group attempting to bring a negotiated end to the conflict.

Azerbaijan on Sunday welcomed the agreement in a statement from its ambassador to the US, Elin Suleymanov, while pointing the finger of blame at Armenia.

"We urge Armenia to observe the ceasefire and stop its military provocations as agreed. Azerbaijan is strongly committed to achieving peace and the high number of Azerbaijani civilian deaths in recent weeks shows who is the aggressor," Suleymanov said.

New Armenia-Azerbaijan truce comes into force in Nagorno-Karabakh

  New Armenia-Azerbaijan truce comes into force in Nagorno-Karabakh Agreement comes a week after Russia brokered a truce, which failed to stop the worst fighting in the region in decades. Both warring sides accused each other of violations. “The Republic of Armenia and the Republic of Azerbaijan have agreed to a humanitarian truce as of October 18, 00h00 local time (October 17, 20:00 GMT),” Armenia’s foreign ministry said in a statement. Azerbaijan’s foreign ministry confirmed the move in an identical statement.

Armenia and Azerbaijan accused each other of violating a temporary ceasefire within minutes of it coming into force on Saturday. A spokeswoman tweeted that " Azerbaijani units launched an assault on an area called 'Karakhambeyli' at 12:05". The Armenian military accused Azerbaijan of shelling

Armenia and Azerbaijan have agreed to a new humanitarian ceasefire . Key points: Both countries announced the ceasefire in identical statements. The ceasefire in fighting over Azerbaijan 's ethnic Armenian -controlled enclave of Nagorno-Karabakh was set to take effect from midnight on Saturday

An Armenian soldier fires artillery on the front line on October 25, 2020, during the ongoing fighting between Armenian and Azerbaijani forces over the breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh © ARIS MESSINIS An Armenian soldier fires artillery on the front line on October 25, 2020, during the ongoing fighting between Armenian and Azerbaijani forces over the breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh

Azerbaijan and Armenia have been locked in a bitter conflict over Karabakh since Armenian separatists backed by Yerevan seized control of the mountainous province in a 1990s war that left 30,000 people dead.

Karabakh's self-declared independence has not been recognised internationally, even by Armenia, and it remains a part of Azerbaijan under international law.

The current conflict broke out September 27. Armenia and Azerbaijan accuse each other of having targeted the civilian population, and breaking the previous truces.

The latest ceasefire push came after US Deputy Secretary of State Stephen Biegun met in Washington Saturday with Armenian Foreign Minister Zohrab Mnatsakanyan and Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Jeyhun Bayramov and the co-chairs of the Minsk Group, comprised of the US, France and Russia.

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Azerbaijan and Armenia agreed Saturday to a cease - fire that will begin Saturday. Hostilities will be halted at midday (0800GMT) to allow an exchange of prisoners and the recovery of dead bodies in Nagorno-Karabakh. The Red Cross will act as an intermediary in the humanitarian operation as part of

Armenia and Azerbaijan agreed to a ceasefire starting on Saturday to exchange prisoners and bodies of those killed in the conflict between Azeri and ethnic Armenian forces over the Nagorno-Karabakh region, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said. The talks were the first diplomatic contact

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo tweeted that the negotiations had been "intensive."

- 'An easy one' -

Pompeo had met separately in Washington Friday with Mnatsakanyan and Bayramov, urging them to "end the violence and protect civilians."

Negotiations continued behind the scenes Saturday in the US capital, with Biegun's meetings and calls from US national security adviser Robert O'Brien to Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pachinian and Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev.

"Congratulations to all of them for agreeing to adhere to the cease fire today. Lives will be saved in both nations," O'Brien tweeted Sunday.

Since September 27, Azerbaijani forces have conquered territories beyond the control of Baku since the 1990s.

Beyond a humanitarian ceasefire, the international community has so far been unable to negotiate a lasting truce and even more a peaceful outcome to the conflict. Moreover, Armenia ruled out any "diplomatic solution" on Wednesday.

The State Department said the Minsk co-chairs and the foreign ministers "agreed to meet again in Geneva on October 29" to seek "all steps necessary to achieve a peaceful settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict."

US President Donald Trump, campaigning frantically for reelection as he lags in the polls behind Democrat Joe Biden, has promised to resolve the conflict.

"They are incredible people. They're fighting like hell," he said of Armenians during a campaign rally in New Hampshire on Sunday, nine days before the November 3 election.

"And you know what? We're going to get something done," he told the crowd.

A group of Armenians had attended his rally in Ohio the day before, he continued.

"The problems that they have, the death and the fighting and everything else, we'll get that straightened out. That's going to be -- I call that an easy one," he said, touting his diplomatic credentials without offering details.

The US has said it is neutral, but in a recent interview Pompeo described Armenia's actions as defensive.

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