Armenia and Azerbaijan agree new humanitarian truce
October 18, 2020 12:44 pm
Armenia and Azerbaijan have agreed to a humanitarian ceasefire in the disputed region of Nagorno-Karabakh.
The two confirmed the truce would begin at midnight local time (20:00 GMT).
The decision was taken in line with agreements that led to a ceasefire being signed last weekend. However, clashes continued despite that accord.
Fighting flared last month over a region internationally recognised as part of Azerbaijan but which is run by ethnic Armenians. Hundreds have died.
This is the worst violence in the region since a six-year war over the territory ended with a ceasefire in 1994.