Russian and Azerbaijani FMs confirm adherence to Moscow agreements on Karabakh

Russian and Azerbaijani FMs confirm adherence to Moscow agreements on Karabakh

A telephone conversation took place between Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs Sergey Lavrov and Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Jeyhun Bayramov on the initiative of the Azerbaijani side,according to the Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry.

The sides emphasized the importance of respecting the humanitarian ceasefire agreed upon during the Moscow meeting on October 10.

The Armenian armed forces committed a large-scale provocation, subjecting the positions of the Azerbaijani army to intensive shelling from large-caliber weapons, mortars, and artillery installations of various calibers in the front-line zone on Sept. 27 at 05:00 (Msk). The command of the Azerbaijani Army decided to launch a counter-offensive operation of Azerbaijani troops along the entire front to suppress the combat activity of the Armenian armed forces and ensure the safety of the civilian population. To date, the city of Jabrayil and most of the Jabrayil district, the city of Hadrut, more than half of the Fizuli district were liberated in the south, and the strategically important Murovdag mountain and the so-called sixth fortified area around the village of Sugovushan in the north were liberated.

At the talks held at in Moscow, Baku and Yerevan agreed on a humanitarian ceasefire, which came into effect at 12:00 local time on October 10. Armenia violated ceasefire by shelling Azerbaijan's second-largest city of Ganja, which caused civilian casualties.

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