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World Russia appeals to Armenia and Azerbaijan over Nagorno-Karabakh ceasefire

12:05  14 october  2020
12:05  14 october  2020 Source:   reuters.com

Nagorno-Karabakh: Leaders spar over missile attack claims in Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict

  Nagorno-Karabakh: Leaders spar over missile attack claims in Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict The president of the contested Nagorno-Karabakh region warned citizens in large cities of Azerbaijan Sunday to leave to avoid "inevitable loss" after he said Azerbaijan targeted civilians in the region's main city of Stepanakert the last couple of days. © Dmitriy Vinogradov/Sputnik via AP Smoke rises after the recent shelling, in Stepanakert, Nagorno-Karabakh. Nagorno-Karabakh leader Arayik Harutyunyan said on Twitter that "mil objects in large cities of Azerbaijan are the target of the Defense Army of #Artsakh. Calling on Azerbaijani population to leave these cities to avoid inevitable loss.

Foreign ministers from Armenia and Azerbaijan have attended talks on Friday over the flare-up of violence in the region of Nagorno - Karabakh in Moscow, at the initiative of the The leaders of France, Russia and the United States jointly called for an immediate ceasefire in the Caucasus in a statement.

The humanitarian ceasefire between Armenian and Azerbaijani forces started in the Nagorno - Karabakh region According to Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Jeyhun Bayramov, Russia has demonstrated a balanced and Actual ceasefire would benefit Azerbaijan much more to Armenia .

By Nvard Hovhannisyan and Nailia Bagirova

a person standing in front of a building: FILE PHOTO: Men are seen among the ruins after recent shelling during the military conflict over the breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh, in Stepanakert © Reuters/STRINGER FILE PHOTO: Men are seen among the ruins after recent shelling during the military conflict over the breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh, in Stepanakert

YEREVAN/BAKU (Reuters) - Russia made a new appeal to Armenia and Azerbaijan to stop fighting in and around the mountain enclave of Nagorno-Karabakh after the warring sides accused each other of fresh ceasefire violations on Wednesday.

Armenia's Prime Minister Accuses Turkey of 'Reinstating the Ottoman Empire' in Sending Mercenaries to Nagorno Karabakh

  Armenia's Prime Minister Accuses Turkey of 'Reinstating the Ottoman Empire' in Sending Mercenaries to Nagorno Karabakh The revival of the 30-year conflict threatens to engulf Armenia and Azerbaijan in all-out warIn fact, the battle already threatens to bleed beyond the mountainous 1700-square mile enclave in the South Caucasus to engulf Azerbaijan and Armenia in all-out war, and risks provoking an even wider conflagration. In an interview with TIME, Armenia’s Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan doubled down on accusations that its bitter rival Turkey is already intervening militarily on behalf of Azerbaijan, claiming President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is vying to extend his influence in the region.

Armenia and Azerbaijan agreed to a Russia -brokered ceasefire in Nagorno - Karabakh starting on Saturday, but immediately accused each other of Azerbaijan said it attacked only in response to Armenian shelling. Nagorno - Karabakh is recognised internationally as Azerbaijan ’s territory but has

Russian President Vladimir Putin says the top diplomats of Armenia and Azerbaijan have been invited to take part in Also on rt.com Urging a ceasefire in Nagorno - Karabakh , Putin confirms Russia will fulfil defense-pact obligations to Armenia . The decades-old dispute over Nagorno - Karabakh – an

Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu made the appeal by telephone to the Azeri and Armenian defence ministers, urging the countries to "fully meet the commitments" made under the fraying humanitarian ceasefire brokered by Moscow on Saturday.

Sergey Lavrov wearing a suit and tie: FILE PHOTO: Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov meets Armenian counterpart Zohrab Mnatsakanyan in Moscow © Reuters/RUSSIAN FOREIGN MINISTRY FILE PHOTO: Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov meets Armenian counterpart Zohrab Mnatsakanyan in Moscow

Each side denied violating the ceasefire over Nagorno-Karabakh, which is internationally recognised as part of Azerbaijan but is governed and populated by ethnic Armenians, though Azeri President Ilham Aliyev later said his country's forces were continuing military operations.

Ilham Aliyev wearing a suit and tie: FILE PHOTO: Azerbaijan's President Ilham Aliyev speaks during an address to the nation in Baku © Reuters/OFFICIAL WEB-SITE OF PRESIDENT O FILE PHOTO: Azerbaijan's President Ilham Aliyev speaks during an address to the nation in Baku

The defence ministry in Nagorno-Karabakh accused Azeri forces of launching artillery and rocket attacks in several areas. Defence officials in the enclave said their forces had shot down an Azeri Su-25 fighter jet but Azerbaijan denied this.

Azerbaijan, Armenia report shelling of cities despite truce

  Azerbaijan, Armenia report shelling of cities despite truce BAKU, Azerbaijan (AP) — Azerbaijan has accused Armenia of attacking large cities overnight in violation of the cease-fire deal brokered by Russia that seeks to end the worst outbreak of hostilities in the separatist Nagorno-Karabakh region. The Azerbaijani authorities said Sunday that nine civilians have been killed and over 30 wounded after Armenian forces fired missiles overnight on Ganja, Azerbaijan's second-largest city, and hit a residential building. According to Azerbaijan's Prosecutor General's office, the city of Mingachevir also came under missile attacks early Sunday.

Azerbaijan and Armenia have accused each other of violating the ceasefire in the Nagorno - Karabakh region late on Saturday. RT correspondent Igor Zhdanov said alert sirens were heard in Stepankert, the capital of the breakaway Nagorno - Karabakh region, late on Saturday.

The Nagorno - Karabakh War, referred to in Armenia as the Artsakh Liberation War, was an ethnic and territorial conflict that took place in the late 1980s to May 1994

Azerbaijan's defence ministry accused Armenian forces of new attacks on Azeri army positions along the line of contact that divides the two sides, and that the Terter, Aghdam and Aghjabedi regions inside Azerbaijan were under artillery fire. The Azeri prosecutor's office reported one new civilian death and several wounded, including Azeri journalists.

Ilham Aliyev wearing a suit and tie: FILE PHOTO: Azerbaijan's President Ilham Aliyev speaks during an address to the nation in Baku © Reuters/OFFICIAL WEB-SITE OF PRESIDENT O FILE PHOTO: Azerbaijan's President Ilham Aliyev speaks during an address to the nation in Baku

The ceasefire is buckling despite mounting calls from world powers to halt the fighting, which has killed more than 500 people since the decades-old conflict flared on Sept. 27. International groups have warned of a humanitarian crisis, with people forced from their homes and a growing COVID-19 pandemic.

The fighting is the worst since a 1991-94 war over Nagorno-Karabakh that killed about 30,000 people. It is being closely watched abroad partly over fears that Russia and Turkey could be sucked in. Russia has a defence pact with Armenia, and Turkey is allied with Azerbaijan. https://tmsnrt.rs/2SLS5ID

Armenia, Azerbaijan tensions rise amid claims of new attacks

  Armenia, Azerbaijan tensions rise amid claims of new attacks YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — The conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan escalated Wednesday, as both sides exchanged accusations and claims of new attacks over the separatist territory of Nagorno-Karabakh, where heavy fighting continues for a third week despite a cease-fire deal. In a statement compounding fears of a wider conflict, Armenian Defense Ministry claimed it reserves the right to target Azerbaijani military objects and troop movements. That followed an announcement by the Azerbaijani military that it destroyed an Armenian missile system “targeted ... to inflict casualties among the peaceful population and to destroy civilian infrastructure.

Video caption: Armenia Azerbaijan : 'It looks more like all-out war than ceasefire ' Armenia Armenia and Azerbaijan hold their first direct talks after two weeks of fighting over the region. Nagorno - Karabakh conflict in pictures. Fighting between Armenia and Azerbaijan over the disputed

Azerbaijan launched “an offensive” against Nagorno - Karabakh on Sunday morning, Armenia has claimed. There have been reports of Azeri aircraft Later on Sunday, Nagorno - Karabakh President Arayik Harutyunyan declared martial law and announced a general conscription call for all males over

In an interview with Reuters on Tuesday, Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan accused Turkey of muscling its way into the South Caucasus region to further what he called its expansionist ambitions.

Turkey has denied this and says Armenian forces must withdraw from Nagorno-Karabakh to resolve the conflict.

BIDEN'S CONCERN

The "Minsk Group" - set up by the OSCE security watchdog in 1992 to help mediate in Nagorno-Karabakh - called on the Armenian and Azeri leaders on Tuesday to implement the ceasefire to prevent "catastrophic consequences for the region".

The 11-member group is led by the United States, Russia and France. Turkey is also a member but not involved in the Nagorno-Karabakh talks, though it has said it wants to join them.

Former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, President Donald Trump's Democratic rival in the Nov. 3 presidential election, expressed deep concern over the "collapse" of the ceasefire and accused the Trump administration of being "largely passive and disengaged."

"Rather than delegating the diplomacy to Moscow, the administration must get more involved, at the highest levels," Biden said in a statement.

Nagorno-Karabakh officials said on Tuesday 532 servicemen had been killed since fighting flared on Sept. 27. They did not immediately update the death toll on Wednesday.

The latest death reported by Azerbaijan's prosecutor general appeared to take the toll to 43 Azeri civilian deaths since Sept. 27. Azerbaijan has not disclosed military casualties. https://tmsnrt.rs/30GEXJd

(Additional reporting by Margarita Antidze in Tbilisi and by Trevor Hunnicutt and Matt Spetalnick in the United States; Writing Timothy Heritage, Editing by William Maclean)

They lay competing claims to Nagorno-Karabakh. The war over it defines them both .
Their decades-old battle over the mountainous territory of Nagorno-Karabakh has come to define how Armenians and Azerbaijanis view themselves.The boundary marks the two sides of a war that has solidified grievances as uncompromising and storied as the trenches themselves, whose gun emplacements, mines and rust-crusted barbed wire make up one of the world's most militarized zones.

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