On 27 September, Armenia and Azerbaijan accused each other of carrying out provocations in the area of Nagorno-Karabakh, an Armenian-majority land that proclaimed independence from then Soviet Republic od Azerbaijan in 1991 and has since sought international recognition.
Yerevan and the Nagorno-Karabakh republic immediately took the decision to declare martial law and a full-scale mobilisation. Baku, for its part, declared partial martial law and shortly thereafter announced partial mobilisation. Armenia, Azerbaijan and the Republic of Nagorno-Karabakh have all reported casualties, both military and civilian.
The international community has urged the sides to the decades-old conflict to cease fire and return to the negotiating table within the framework of the OSCE Minsk Group.
Opposition politician Edmon Marukyan says Armenia won't be able to ensure security on its borders without help.
STEPANAKERT (Sputnik) - The Russian Defence Ministry has deployed a field hospital to the self-proclaimed republic of Artsakh (Republic of Nagorno-Karabakh), a Sputnik correspondent reports.
Last week, the heads of Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Russia signed a joint declaration that put an end to the six-week conflict in the disputed region of Nagorno-Karabakh.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Two Antonov An-124 Ruslan military transport aircraft carrying Russian peacekeepers and equipment have arrived in Armenia’s capital, Yerevan, the Russian Defence Ministry has announced.
YEREVAN (Sputnik) - Armenia's National Security Service (NSS) said on Saturday that it had thwarted an attempt to assassinate Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan by his political opponents.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Armenia and Azerbaijani adhere to a ceasefire in Nagorno-Karabakh, and the situation in the war-torn region is stabilising, the commander of the recently-deployed Russian peacekeeping contingent, Rustam Muradov, said on Saturday.
Earlier this week, Yerevan and Baku agreed to a ceasefire in Nagorno-Karabakh, putting an end to six weeks of hostilities over the Armenian-dominated region, which proclaimed independence from Azerbaijan in 1991.
Moscow announced the deployment of peacekeepers to the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region on Monday after facilitating a ceasefire deal between Armenia and Azerbaijan over the war-torn territory.
Earlier, Yerevan and Baku agreed to a ceasefire in Nagorno-Karabakh, putting an end to the six-week war in the region.
Under the deal, which was signed by Azerbaijani President Aliev, Armenian Prime Minister Pashinyan and Russian President Putin on Tuesday, Russian peacekeepers will be deployed in the Nagorno-Karabakh region and will remain there for the next five years.
BAKU(Sputnik) - A Russian delegation will arrive in Turkey on Friday to discuss details related to the joint centre for monitoring the situation in Karabakh, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said.
According to a statement voiced by Russian President Vladimir Putin, a complete ceasefire begins in Nagorno-Karabakh on 10 November, Azerbaijan and Armenia have agreed to stop in their current positions, and must also exchange prisoners of war.
Earlier, the Armenian Defence Ministry accused Azerbaijan of increasingly engaging in unconventional war tactics in war-torn Nagorno-Karabakh, a predominantly Armenian-populated autonomous region which proclaimed independence from Azerbaijan in 1991.
Earlier, an Armenian Defence Ministry spokesman said that the situation on the line of contact in the unrecognised Nagorno-Karabakh Republic was calm.
Earlier, Armenian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Anna Naghdalyan said that on 3 November, Azerbaijan's military had once again had struck civilian infrastructure in Stepanakert and Shusha, with missiles launced by Smerch multiple-launch rocket systems (MLRS).
Baku and Yerevan previously reached three ceasefire deals, but failed to abide by them, accusing each other of violating the accords. During talks between the foreign ministers of the two nations in Geneva on Friday, the sides agreed not to target civilian facilities.
Armenia and Azerbaijan have agreed to three ceasefire deals over the past month (two mediated by Russia, and one by the United States), but all of them fell through, as Baku and Yerevan accused each other of violating the agreements and continuing the attacks in Karabakh mere hours after the truces entered into force.
Earlier, the foreign ministers of Armenia and France emphasised the need for an immediate ceasefire in the unrecognised republic of Nagorno-Karabakh.
Russian President Vladimir Putin earlier discussed the development of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict by phone with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan; the Russian president expressed deep concern over the ongoing hostilities, as well as the increasing involvement of terrorists from the Middle East in the clashes.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russia believes that only a diplomatic solution is possible to the Karabakh crisis and calls on all the external players to abstain from promoting the military scenario, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said in an interview with the Athens News Agency - Macedonian Press Agency.