Azerbaijan and Armenia accused each other today of violating the third humanitarian truce since the outbreak of war in the Nagorno Karabakh area on September 27, announced this Sunday in Washington.
The first complaint of violation of the ceasefire declared as of 08.00 local time (04.00 GMT) occurred minutes after its entry into force.
“The Armenian armed forces in violation of the new humanitarian ceasefire regime are firing at the city of Terter and villages in the region of the same name,” the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry said in a statement.
This accusation was refuted by Armenia, which in turn denounced the Azerbaijani army for attacking Armenian positions in Nagorno Karabakh.
“At 08:45 (04:45) the Azerbaijani armed forces opened artillery fire on the positions of the Karabakh army in the northeast sector,” Shushan Stepanyan, a spokesman for the Armenian Defense Ministry, wrote on Facebook.
The new humanitarian truce was announced after negotiations between the Foreign Ministers of Armenia and Azerbaijan, Zohrab Mnatsakanián and Jeihun Bayrámov, respectively, with the mediation of the US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, their “number two”, Stephen Biegun. , and the White House.
US President Donald Trump congratulated the leaders of Armenia and Azerbaijan and his own team on Sunday for “getting the deal.”
“Many lives will be saved,” Trump predicted in a tweet.
The two previous humanitarian truces, reached with the mediation of Russia, were not respected by the parties in conf