Azerbaijan and Armenia agreed on a humanitarian truce in Nagorno-Karabakh from October 18 local time. The corresponding statements were published on the websites of the Foreign Ministries of both countries.
"The Republic of Armenia and the Republic of Azerbaijan have made a decision to declare a humanitarian truce on October 18 from 00:00 local time," the statement of the Armenian Foreign Ministry said.
The Foreign Ministry noted that this decision was made after the statement of the presidents of the OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs (Russia, France, USA) on October 1, the statement of the OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs dated October 5 and in accordance with the joint statement of the Foreign Ministers of Armenia, Azerbaijan and Russia in Moscow on October 10.
At the same time, the Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry stated that the decision on the ceasefire was based on the Declaration of the Presidents of the United States, France and Russia of October 1, 2020, the OSCE Minsk Group Co-chairs, as well as the Declaration of the OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairs of October 5, 2020.
As you know, the escalation in Nagorno-Karabakh began on September 27, when the Azerbaijani side fired at settlements, as well as military units in Karabakh.
Martial law was introduced in Azerbaijan and Armenia, and mobilization was announced. The parties reported killed and wounded, including among the civilian population.