Azerbaijan and Armenia accused each other today of violating the third humanitarian cease-fire since the outbreak of war between the countries starting on September 27.
The 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, Stephen Biegun, and the White House.
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 shoot 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.
The two previous humanitarian truces, reached with the mediation of Russia, were not respected by the parties in conflict.