After more than 11 hours of negotiations during a closed-door meeting with Russia’s Foreign Minister in Moscow, Armenia and Azerbaijan have agreed to a humanitarian ceasefire in Artsakh.
The ceasefire will commence at noon on Saturday and the International Red Cross Committee will be the intermediary as both sides collect their dead and exchange prisoners of war after two weeks of fighting.
Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov’s long-awaited announcement came after a highly-anticipated meeting between Foreign Ministers Zohrab Mnatsakanyan and Jeyhun Bayramov.
Lavrov announced that both sides agreed that the parameters for the ceasefire will be decided through further substantive talks and negotiations with the co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group.
As the Foreign Ministers were gathered in Moscow to negotiate an end to the fighting, Stepanakert was getting shelled once again.
Armenian military officials also spent the day rebutting fabricated claims that Hadrut had been captured, as reported by The Armenian Weekly.