Baku, Yerevan agree to Ceasefire in Nagorno-Karabakh after negotiations in Moscow
[ Update: 10-10 20, 13:56 EST… This might be the shortest ceasefire in history. The Azeris attacked this morning, presenting a showdown between Putin and Erdogan as who Baku feels is the most important power to have supporting it.
The EU, as usual, is in the caboose on this train, preferring to watching instead of doing…JD ]
…from Sputnik News, Moscow
[ Editor’s Note: Well the rainbow is going to come over Nagorno-Karabakh and Armenia when they wake up in the morning. Families will no longer have to fear getting the bad news that they have lost a loved one.
There will be those who do not want the fighting to stop; and when your sleeper agents are activated to stir things back up with a car bombing or a false flag attack, which you can sub out to the Israelis if you have a fat wallet.
Turkey is the big loser, along with the EU, because it sat on its hands doing nothing and left Russia to clean up the mess.Let us cross our fingers that the ceasefire holds
Merkel seems to be running her own little war on Putin by refusing to let Russian diplomats meet with the alleged poisoned opposition leader whose influence in Russia is insignificant, and hence no motive for the Russian government to poison him and create a big international incident.
Why do I think this? That’s easy. It’s because Putin does not do stupid. He never has. All the Intel agencies know that this staged poisoning was a false flag operation by a hostile Intel agency.
Would the Brits stick their necks out for a “two fer” when they still have the ex-Russian spy and his daughter on ice so the press cannot talk to them about why anyone would want to poison them in a hugely public way, other than some crazy people in British Intel?
It’s a sad day when we have to watch Western Intel agencies attacking us with these contrived incidents, and then be able to hide behind their immunity screen until they can come up with a new plan.
I am not saying all of them do it. That would be hugely unfair. But too many do, and it does not go unnoticed, especially those with really good sources… Jim W. Dean ]
– First published … October 09, 2020 –
Amid the ongoing conflict in the unrecognized republic of Nagorno-Karabakh, the foreign ministers of Armenia and Azerbaijan have been invited to Moscow to hold negotiations regarding a ceasefire and exchange of prisoners and the bodies of those killed.
After 10 hours of negotiations in Moscow, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov stated that Armenia and Azerbaijan agreed to ceasefire in Nagorno-Karabakh from 10 October in order to exchange of prisoners and bodies of the killed.
“A ceasefire has been announced, beginning 12:00 on 10 October, 2020, for humanitarian purposes for the exchange of prisoners of war and other detainees, and bodies of the dead, to be mediated in accordance with the criteria of the International Committee of the Red Cross”, the statement said.
According to the statement, Baku and Yerevan agreed to start “substantive” talks on Karabakh conflict.
“The Republic of Azerbaijan, the Republic of Armenia, with the mediation of the OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs, on the basis of the basic principles of the settlement, begin substantive negotiations with the aim of achieving a peaceful settlement as soon as possible”, Lavrov stated.
The joint statement, cited by Lavrov, said that specific parametres of ceasefire in Nagorno-Karabakh will be agreed on separately. The statement also said that sides committed to keeping formats of talks on Karabakh unchanged.
Starting on 9 October, the trilateral talks have lasted for over 10 hours, with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov negotiating ceasefire in Karabakh with his counterparts from Armenia and Azerbaijan.
The conflict in the unrecognized republic saw escalation on 27 September, with both Baku and Yerevan accusing each other of sparking military hostilities.
The international community, including Russia, France, the US and the UN, has been calling for ceasefire between the sides and urging them to return to OSCE-mediated negotiations to settle the conflict.
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