Shoigu and Akar discuss stabilization of situation in Nagorno-Karabakh
Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu and his Turkish counterpart Hulusi Akar have discussed the situation in Nagorno-Karabakh, Syria and Libya in a phone call.
"The Russian and Turkish defense ministers discussed issues of stabilizing the situation in Nagorno-Karabakh and exchanged views on the situation in the Syrian Arab Republic and Libya," the Russian Defense Ministry said.
The Turkish Ministry of National Defense earlier reported that the telephone conversation had taken place.
At the talks held at Russia’s initiative in Moscow, Baku and Yerevan agreed on a humanitarian ceasefire, which came into effect at 12:00 local time (11:00 Moscow time) on October 10 in order to exchange detainees and the bodies of those killed in the fighting.
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.