Armenia and Azerbaijan have agreed to a temporary ceasefire, which went into effect Saturday after nearly two weeks of violent conflict in the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region so the two sides could exchange prisoners and recover bodies. Both countries quickly accused the other of breaking it, although the main cities that have experienced shelling so far — Shushi and Stepanerkt — have reportedly experienced a respite from the violence.
Both Azerbaijan and Armenia claim the other side is violating the ceasefire in Nagorno #Karabakh. In the main cities of Shushi and Stepanakert it has been quiet, however and civilians are getting a break from the constant shelling of the previous week. pic.twitter.com/uliT4PfpIi
— Simon Ostrovsky (@SimonOstrovsky) October 10, 2020
The agreement was reached after 10 hours of negotiations in Moscow. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Yerevan and Baku would now begin “substantive talks,” but not everyone is optimistic, since