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Nagorno-Karabakh Armenians agree to ceasefire after Azerbaijan offensive

A ceasefire agreement was reached between the Armenian authorities of Nagorno-Karabakh and Azerbaijan, which launched “anti-terrorist operations” in this separatist region the day before, Sputnik Armenia and the agency reported on Wednesday. Russian press Interfax.

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They laid down their arms. The day after the “anti-terrorist offensive” launched by Azerbaijan in the separatist region of Nagorno-Karabakh, Armenian forces accepted the end of hostilities and complete disarmament on Wednesday September 20.

According to a press release from Armenian separatist forces posted on Facebook, the ceasefire agreement proposed by Russia will be effective from 1:00 p.m. local time on Wednesday. It provides for the Armenian forces in Nagorno-Karabakh to be disbanded and disarmed. The statement also mentions the withdrawal of Armenian regular forces from the region.

The future of Nagorno-Karabakh will be discussed on September 21 by Armenian authorities and Azerbaijani officials in the Azerbaijani town of Yevlakh, according to Interfax. It will be about the reintegration of the separatist region into Azerbaijan.

Internationally recognized as part of Azerbaijani territory, Nagorno-Karabakh is managed in part by dissident Armenian authorities who consider the region their ancestral homeland.

This territorial dispute between Armenia and Azerbaijan has given rise to two wars since the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991, the latest in the fall of 2020 when Baku launched an offensive to retake part of the controlled territory. by separatists supported by Yerevan.

With AFP and Reuters.


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