Armenian, Azerbaijani regimes allegedly negotiate new ceasefire

Source: Al Jazeera [Qatar state media]

“Armenia and Azerbaijan have negotiated a ceasefire to end a sudden resurgence of fighting that has killed 155 soldiers from both sides, according to a senior Armenian official. Armen Grigoryan, the secretary of Armenia’s Security Council, announced the truce in televised remarks, saying it had taken effect hours earlier, at 8pm local time (16:00 GMT) on Wednesday. A previous ceasefire that Russia brokered on Tuesday quickly failed. Several hours before Grigoryan’s announcement, Armenia’s Defence Ministry said that shelling had stopped but did not mention any ceasefire agreement. There was no word from Azerbaijan about the deal. The ceasefire declaration followed two days of heavy fighting that marked the deadliest outbreak of violence between the two longtime adversaries in nearly two years.” (09/15/22)