Russian Foreign Ministry says Armenia and Azerbaijan have agreed to a ceasefire

Russian Foreign Ministry says Armenia and Azerbaijan have agreed to a ceasefire

The ceasefire will begin on Saturday afternoon (4 a.m. ET) and “for humanitarian purposes, prisoners of war, other detainees and the bodies of the dead will be exchanged.”

The foreign ministry said the parameters of the ceasefire would be agreed upon separately.

The announcement came after diplomats met in Moscow and held talks brokered by the Russian Foreign Ministry.

The Nagorno-Karabakh conflict has been hot and cold since the 1994 ceasefire, but the conflict began on September 27. It is unclear what the beginning of this latest growth has been. Azerbaijan says Armenia was aggressively provoking clashes and Armenia says Azerbaijani forces attacked.

At least 24 civilians were killed, 121 were injured and more than 300 buildings collapsed, a spokesman for Azerbaijan’s foreign ministry said.

The area is controlled by the population and the Armenian people and is supported by the Armenian Diaspora but falls within the territory of Azerbaijan. It is heavily militarized and its forces are backed by Armenia, which has a security alliance with Russia.

Azerbaijan has long claimed that it will regain the territory, which is internationally known as Azerbaijani.

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