Escalation observed in Nagorno-Karabakh before talks in Washington

Source : 112 Ukraine

It was expected that the sides of the conflict will end the fight lasting since the mid-1990s during the meeting
17:25, 22 October 2020

RIA news

Azeri and ethnic Armenian forces hold new battles in Nagorno-Karabakh before the talks in Washington as Reuters reported.

According to the news agency, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo planned to meet the foreign ministers of Azerbaijan and Armenia on October 23. It was expected that the sides of the conflict will end the fight lasting since the mid-1990s during the meeting. However, the combat actions continue in Nagorno-Karabakh.

According to Armenian PM Nikol Pashinyan, there is no diplomatic solution for a conflict; while Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev stated that his country would reclaim Nagorno-Karabakh by force.

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On September 27, the Azerbaijani side fired at settlements, as well as military units in Karabakh. Then the motorized rifle and tank subdivisions of the Azerbaijani army went on the offensive in the northern, southern, and southeastern directions. The Armenian government has declared martial law in the country.

On October 10 and on October 17, Foreign Ministers of Armenia and Azerbaijan reached an agreement on a temporary ceasefire in the conflict in the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region. The deal was made during consultations in Moscow, with the mediation of the Russian Foreign Ministry. However, the ceasefire was violated numerously.

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Meanwhile, Armenia and Azerbaijan accuse each other of the violation of the new humanitarian ceasefire regime during the combat actions over Nagorno-Karabakh the next day after the achieving agreement.


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