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US News Armenia and Azerbaijan again commit to a "humanitarian ceasefire" from Monday

02:30  26 october  2020
02:30  26 october  2020 Source:   ouest-france.fr

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Armenia & Azerbaijan pledge to resume ceasefire on Monday after talks in Washington. The fresh attempt at bringing hostilities between the warring parties to an end came after a series of meetings between top Armenian and Azerbajani diplomats and senior US officials.

Armenia and Azerbaijan have agreed to a new US-brokered ceasefire in the disputed territory of Nagorno-Karabakh. The agreement was reached following intense negotiations, the US state department said, adding that the truce would come into force early on Monday .

Depuis plusieurs semaines, un conflit déchire la région du Haut-Karabakh entre l’Arménie et l’Azerbaïdjan. © EPA / SIPAN GYULUMYAN For several weeks, a conflict has been tearing the Nagorno-Karabakh region between Armenia and Azerbaijan .

Washington announced this on Sunday, October 25. The two parties involved in the conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh undertake to respect a humanitarian "ceasefire" as of Monday October 26, 2020.

Armenia and Azerbaijan have again committed to respect from Monday, October 26 a "humanitarian ceasefire" in the conflict in Nagorno Karabakh, announced the US State Department after negotiations at Washington .

“The humanitarian ceasefire will come into effect at 8 am local time (04 am GMT) on October 26,” , the two countries say in a joint statement released with the United States on Sunday.

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Campaigning for his re-election, US President Donald Trump had promised shortly before to "resolve" this conflict rekindled by the resumption of hostilities on September 27 in this mountainous region of Azerbaijan controlled by Armenian separatists supported by Yerevan.

"They fight like devils"

The Armenians "are incredible people, they fight like devils" , launched the Republican candidate, late in the polls nine days before the November 3 election, during a meeting in the state of New Hampshire.

"You know what? We are going to achieve something ”, he again told the crowd. "The problems they have, the deaths, the fights and all the rest, we will solve that, it will be easy" , he assured, without giving more details, to praise his diplomatic talents.

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On Sunday, the US State Department published a joint statement of the US, Armenia and Azerbaijan on a new humanitarian ceasefire in Nagorno-Karabalh that will enter into force at 8:00 a.m. local time (4:00 GMT) on October 26.

Armenia and Azerbaijan accused each other on Sunday of violating a new humanitarian ceasefire in fighting over the mountain enclave of Nagorno-Karabakh, hours after it was agreed. The truce reached on Saturday came into force at midnight after a week-old Russian-brokered ceasefire failed to halt

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo had received separately on Friday his Azerbaijani counterparts Djeyhun Baïramov and Armenian Zohrab Mnatsakanian, but without a three-way meeting. But the negotiations continued behind the scenes in the capital of the United States.

Deputy Secretary of State Stephen Biegun met the two ministers on Saturday, while Donald Trump's national security adviser Robert O'Brien spoke on the phone with Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pachinian and the President Azerbaijani Ilham Aliev.

On Sunday morning, Robert O’Brien had also reported progress. "At the request of the president, we spent the whole weekend" to "trying to make peace in Armenia and Azerbaijan" , he said on CBS.

“Armenia has agreed to a ceasefire. Azerbaijan not yet. We are trying to convince them to do it ”, he added.

Will the truce hold?

The two countries accuse each other of targeting the civilian population since the outbreak of hostilities.

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Azerbaijan and Armenia agreed to a “temporary humanitarian ceasefire ” that will take effect at midnight, Azerbaijan ’s Foreign Ministry said in an email. Hundreds of people have been killed on both sides since the worst fighting in decades erupted between Armenians and Azerbaijan over the

A ceasefire was signed in 1994, but the conflict remained frozen, and the self-proclaimed Nagorno-Karabakh Republic The foreign ministers from Armenia and Azerbaijan are both expected to meet with US Secretary of State contains information about methods of suicide, incites to commit suicide

This is not the first time they have pledged a truce. The joint declaration also underlines that the two ministers "reaffirmed the commitment of their countries to implement and respect the humanitarian cease-fires concluded in Moscow on October 10, and confirmed in a declaration published in Paris October 17 ". But the truce did not hold so far .

Washington is part, along with France and Russia, of the Minsk Group long formed by the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) to act as the main mediator in this conflict.

5,000 dead, according to Putin

French President Emmanuel Macron himself continued his diplomatic efforts for a ceasefire in Nagorno Karabakh on Thursday by receiving Armenian President Armen Sarkissian, after speaking on the phone with Nikol Pachinian and Ilham Aliyev.

Beyond a humanitarian ceasefire, the international community has so far proved incapable of negotiating a lasting truce and, even more, a peaceful end to the conflict. Armenia ruled out any "diplomatic solution" on Wednesday.

Russian President Vladimir Putin, also on the front lines, said Thursday that the death toll since the end of September was approaching 5,000.

Since September 27, Azerbaijani forces have conquered territories beyond Baku's control since the 1990s and a war, in the wake of the fall of the USSR, which left 30,000 dead and resulted in the secession of this region today populated almost exclusively by Armenians.

The mediators of the Minsk Group and the ministers of the two countries agreed to meet in Geneva on Thursday to discuss “measures necessary to reach a peaceful solution” , according to a separate statement.

Azerbaijani army about to take key city from Armenians .
© AFP / Karen MINASYAN An Armenian in the devastated town of Shusha, Nagorno-Karabakh. The city is under threat from Azerbaijani troops. If Shusha falls, much of the Armenian separatist region could fall over. The Azerbaijani army has gained the upper hand over the Armenian separatist fighters. It threatens a key city and especially to cut the only road connecting their "capital" Stepanakert to Armenia. Propaganda has its limits.

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