Russian Foreign Ministry says Armenia and Azerbaijan agree on ceasefire

The ceasefire will begin on Saturday (4 pm ET) and will be carried out for human purposes “for the exchange of prisoners of war, other detained persons and the bodies of the deceased”.

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The Foreign Ministry said that the ceasefire parameters would be separately agreed upon.

The announcement came after diplomats found in Moscow and brokerage by the Russian Foreign Ministry.

The dispute over Nagorno-Karbakh has run hot and cold since the 1994 ceasefire, but clashes began on 27 September. Azerbaijan says Armenia provoked conflict with aggression and Armenia says Azerbaijan’s army attacked.

At least 24 civilians died, 121 people were injured and more than 300 buildings were destroyed since then, a spokesman for the Azerbaijan Foreign Ministry said.

The region is populated and controlled by ethnic Armenians, and is aided by Armenian expatriates, but it sits inside the Azerbaijan region. It is heavily militarized and its forces are supported by Armenia, which has a security alliance with Russia.

Azerbaijan has long claimed that it would recreate the region, which is internationally recognized as Azerbaijan.