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Nagorno-Karabakh: NKR president advisor accuses  Azerbaijan of violating humanitarian truce03:24

Nagorno-Karabakh: NKR president advisor accuses Azerbaijan of violating humanitarian truce

Disputed Territory, Stepanakert
October 18, 2020 at 16:31 GMT +00:00 · Published

David Babayan, an advisor to the president of the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic said Azerbaijani forces were trying to break through the positions of the Nagorno-Karabakh Defence Army at a briefing in Stepanakert on Sunday.

The statement came after the two sides agreed on a humanitarian truce which was set to come into effect from midnight on October 18.

"I think that if the enemy does not respect the efforts of the international community and will violate the ceasefire once again, then for the third time the ceasefire will be achieved by completely different, tough methods through the Minsk Group [OSCE] co-chair countries, because it will already be offensive," said Babayan.

At the same time, the advisor to the NKR president noted that he considered the truce agreement to be permanent despite the fact that "some politicians in Azerbaijan say that it is [aimed] for a few days and so on".

Babayan also praised the efforts of the international community in trying to resolve the conflict.

Earlier on Sunday, Azerbaijan's Defense Ministry accused Armenia of violating the latest truce.

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David Babayan, an advisor to the president of the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic said Azerbaijani forces were trying to break through the positions of the Nagorno-Karabakh Defence Army at a briefing in Stepanakert on Sunday.

The statement came after the two sides agreed on a humanitarian truce which was set to come into effect from midnight on October 18.

"I think that if the enemy does not respect the efforts of the international community and will violate the ceasefire once again, then for the third time the ceasefire will be achieved by completely different, tough methods through the Minsk Group [OSCE] co-chair countries, because it will already be offensive," said Babayan.

At the same time, the advisor to the NKR president noted that he considered the truce agreement to be permanent despite the fact that "some politicians in Azerbaijan say that it is [aimed] for a few days and so on".

Babayan also praised the efforts of the international community in trying to resolve the conflict.

Earlier on Sunday, Azerbaijan's Defense Ministry accused Armenia of violating the latest truce.

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