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ATTENTION! The Nagorno-Karabakh Republic is an Armenian independent democratic state.

[10.10.20 02:21]
Canadian Foreign Minister François-Philippe Champagne in a telephone conversation with his Turkish colleague
Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu, called on Ankara not to interfere in the Karabakh conflict. According to the Canadian Foreign Minister, Çavuşoğlu acknowledged that there is no military solution to the conflict, that it is necessary to return the parties to the negotiating table, that the only mechanism to get out of the current situation is the OSCE Minsk Group. | azatutyun.am |
[10.10.20 08:20]
Statement of the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, the Republic of Armenia and the Republic of Azerbaijan
 In response to the message of the President of the Russian Federation VV Putin, in accordance with the agreements of the President of the Russian Federation VV Putin, the Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia NV Pashinyan and the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan IH Ali agreed on the steps presented below.
 1. A ceasefire will be declared for humanitarian purposes on October 10, 2020 at 12:00, through the mediation of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), other detainees, and the bodies of the victims.
 2. Specific fire-fighting parameters will be agreed additionally.
 3. The Republic of Armenia և The Republic of Azerbaijan, through the mediation of the OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairs, will embark on the basic principles of the settlement in order to achieve a peaceful settlement of the substantive negotiations as soon as possible.
 4. The parties reaffirm the unchanging nature of the negotiation process.
[10.10.20 09:53]
[ Фотография ]
In the result of quite long negotiations we could record, that we need to stop the fire, stop this brutality, this war, to fix, to strengthen this cessation and only after that to talk about the peaceful process and also to reaffirm, that Minsk Group Co-chairmanship remains the only format, it is internationally recognized platform for the negotiations and peaceful process. [Zohrab Mnacakanyan, RA FM]
[10.10.20 10:14]
Moments after the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, the Republic of Armenia and the Republic of Azerbaijan’s joint statement was issued, Azerbaijan has intensified its drone strikes.
 Our Defense Army continues to halt Azeri attacks one after the other, inflicting great losses in personnel.
 The enemy is deviously trying to alter the situation on the battlefield right before the ceasefire declared for humanitarian purposes comes into force today at 12:00 (GMT+4).
 The units of the Artsakh Defense Army are ready to stop Azerbaijan’s offensive ambitions. [Shushan Stepanyan, RA MoD Spokesperson]
[10.10.20 10:17]
The Azerbaijanis launched a drone strike in the direction of the rural community of Yeritsvank, as well as in Artsvanik settlement near Kapan of Syunik region in Armenia. There are no reported victims. [Shushan Stepanyan, RA MoD Spokesperson]
[10.10.20 10:40]
Portuguese The Greens Political Party has called upon to immediately restore the ceasefire and stop all military actions, seek ways for peaceful settlement of the conflict and mobilize peaceful forces of both countries in order to avoid more devastating scenario, as it is the only way to protect the interests of peoples of Armenia and Azerbaijan.
[10.10.20 10:45]
Azerbaijan a few minutes ago again struck Stepanakert civilian areas with missiles. No data on casualties yet. [Artak Beglaryan, Artsakh Ombudsman]
 [10.10.20 12:09]
Minutes ago rocket strikes hit Kapan city. There are killed and injured. [Artsrun Hovhannisyan, RA MoD Representative]
 [10.10.20 12:25]
[В ответ на Infocom-English version]
CORRECTION. Not city of Kapan has been shelled, but the area. Shushan Stepanyan (https://t.me/infocom_eng/14025) has already informed. [Artsrun Hovhannisyanm RA MoD Representative]
 [10.10.20 12:29]
The subdivisions of Artsakh Defense Army have been ordered to cease fire. [Shushan Stepanyanm RA MoD Spokesperson]
 [10.10.20 12:34]
Vital first step as 10+ hour Russia-led negotiations over Nagorno-Karabakh achieve "humanitarian truce" to allow exchange of POWs and recovery of bodies. Talks must next flesh out details for lasting ceasefire which can enable humanitarian response to recent hostilities. Armenia and Azerbaijan also renewed commitment to OSCE Minsk Group process. International calls for immediate ceasefire and return to negotiations being met. Nevertheless, death and destruction of past two weeks underscore enormous need for achieving peace. [Carey Cavanaugh, US Ambassador and OSCE Minsk Group Former Co-Chair]
 [10.10.20 12:39]
[В ответ на Infocom-English version]
There is 1 person killed. [Artsrun Hovhannisyan, RA MoD Representative]
 [10.10.20 13:03]
Ignoring the ceasefire announced for humanitarian purposes on October 10 at 12:00 PM Azerbaijan attacked the  Karakhambeyli area at 12:05 PM. The Artsakh Defense Army is taking appropriate measures to halt the Azerbaijani attack. [Artsrun Hovhannisyan, RA MoD Representative]
 [10.10.20 13:08]
Defense Army units are blocking attempted assaults launched by Azerbaijan in the Southern front. Simultaneously, the Azerbaijani armed forces continue firing at the city of Hadrut.
The claim by the Azerbaijani MoD regarding the Armenian side firing at the regions of Terter and Agdam is unequivocally false. [Shushan Stepanyan, RA MoD Spokesperson]
 [10.10.20 13:38]
[ Фотография ]
Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkey Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu had a telephone conversation with his Azerbaijani counterpart Jeyhun Bayramov. The sides discussed the meeting that took place in Moscow on Friday. Çavuşoլlu told Bayramov that Turkey will support the decisions made by Azerbaijan only.
 [10.10.20 14:19]
[ Фотография ]
The OSCE Chairman-in-Office Edi Rama welcomes humanitarian ceasefire that just entered in force in Nagorno Karabakh context after talks in Moscow. We need stability, both on ground and in the process led by Minsk Group Co-Chairs. This agreement Flag of Azerbaijan Flag of Armenia paves way for substantive negotiations. [Edi Rama, OSCE Chairman-in-Office]
 [10.10.20 14:26]
It’s time for the U.S. to apply Global Magnitsky sanctions on Azeri officials responsible for targeting civilians in Artsakh. It’s also time to end security cooperation with Azerbaijan without delay, including any arm sales, security assistance and training. [Congressman Brad Sherman]
 [10.10.20 14:51]
At the initiative of the Iranian side a telephone conversation was held between the Presidents of the Russian Federation Vladimi Putin and Iran Hassan Rouhani. The officials discussed the situation in the Nagorno Karabakh, President Rouhani expressed his support with regard to the ceasefire agreement in Karabakh and the immediate launch of negotiations aimed at the settlement of the conflict.
 [10.10.20 15:13]
Before the humanitarian ceasefire was enforced, the Azerbaijani side attempted a diversion and reconnaissance mission in the direction of Hadrut. Despite the fact that around 3 hours have passed since the planned start of the ceasefire, operations are still underway to surround and destroy the invading group. Other sections of the front line are relatively calm. The actions of the Azerbaijani side seemed to be motivated by the need to provide some kind of evidence to substantiate the claim that their President had made yesterday on the capture of Hadrut. [Artsakh Defence Amy]
 [10.10.20 16:20]
Statement of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Artsakh on Azerbaijan's violation of the humanitarian ceasefire
We strictly condemn Azerbaijan's treacherous violation of humanitarian ceasefire agreements reached under the mediation of the Russian Federation aimed to exchange of prisoners of war and dead bodies. It is especially glaring that the trilateral union of Azerbaijan, Turkey and international terrorists has undertaken an attack right after the Artsakh Defense Army’s announcement about ceasefire within the framework of the humanitarian ceasefire. Azerbaijan has once again demonstrated that it is an outcast country that does not meet its obligations even within 5 minutes.
Today's attack is another evidence that Azerbaijan is using negotiations exclusively as a screen for hostilities. Given the circumstances, there is one way for the international community to stop the outcast country - the recognition of the Republic of Artsakh, which will provide the necessary legal mechanisms that guarantee peace and security for both our republic and for the entire region.
 [10.10.20 16:48]
Right back form Hadrut. As you are aware, the enemy, ignoring the agreement about the humanitarian ceasefire, has undertook a diversionary attack in the direction of the regional centre. The situation is under full control of the Defence Army at the moment. I will talk about the reached agreements and their breaches during my press conference tomorrow at 10:00 a.m. if there are no new obstacles. [Arayik Harutyunyan, Artsakh President]
 [10.10.20 17:24]
Announced ceasefire is the first important step, but it is not the substitute for the final decision on Nagorno Karabakh issue. Ankara will support those decisions, which will be approved by Baku. Turkey will continue to support Azerbaijan both at the negotiation table and at the battle field as well. [Turkey MFA]
 [10.10.20 17:29]
France welcomes the agreement between Armenia and Azerbaijan on cessation of hostilities for humanitarian purposes in the Nagorno Karabakh conflict zone, the French foreign ministry said in a statement.
"The ceasefire now should be implemented and strongly preserved so that conditions will be created between the two countries for the permanent cessation of hostilities. The significant discussions, which the sides were engaged to under the auspices of the Minsk Group Co-Chairs, should resume without preconditions. France remains mobilized aimed at contributing to this framework”, the statement says. |armenpress.am|
 [10.10.20 17:35]
The Armenian Summit of Minds 2020 opened October 10 under the auspices of President Armen Sarkissian.
The second edition of the Armenian Summit of Minds is held remotely. 500 participants from around the world – including politicians, executives of major enterprises, political analysts, representatives of international organizations, are participating in the event.
 "Despite the ongoing developments all around the world, including in the Caucasus, we decided to organize this conference,” President Sarkissian said in opening remarks.
 "This won’t be a traditional three-day event, during which it would’ve been possible to admire the beautiful sights of Dilijan and other locations of Armenia. However I am hopeful that we will come together next year again,” he said, referring to the first edition’s venue in the Armenian town of Dilijan in 2019.
"We must address the main question – the world has indeed changed,” he said.  |armenpress.am|
 [10.10.20 17:52]
Azerbaijan FM Jeyhun Bayramov has condemned France of being biased in the Karabakh conflict. During today’s press conference in Baku Minister Bayramov announced, that France violated the principle of the neutrality, he also emphasized, that the Azerbaijani side didn’t notice similar approach from the Russian side.
 [10.10.20 18:10]
I welcome the ceasefire in Nagorno Karabakh and urge the resumption of peace talks. Lasting peace and stability is the only acceptable future for our region. [Salome Zurabishvili, President of Georgia]
 [10.10.20 18:27]
During the visit to Erebuni Medical Center, the journalist in the intensive care unit, who was seriously injured, asked me to tell everyone that he had seen with his own eyes that the hit of Mother Cathedral was targeted and that there were only children, women and the elderly in the cathedral. After the first hit, journalists tried to help and take the civilians out of the church, but at that moment the second rocket hit. [RA Ombudsman]
 [10.10.20 18:49]
I’m deeply concerned about the outbreak of hostilities in Nagorno-Karabakh and call for an immediate de-escalation, restoration of the ceasefire regime, and the resumption of negotiations between Armenia and Azerbaijan. The United States should push for more observers along the ceasefire line and urge Russia to end its cynical arms shipments to both sides. [US Presidential Candidate Joe Biden] | azatutyun.am |
 [10.10.20 19:05]
The Minister of Defense David Tonoyan received the delegation led by the head of the ICRC delegation in Armenia Claire Meytraud. During the meeting, the sides discussed the procedure for conducting ceasefire for humanitarian purposes along the entire Artsakh-Azerbaijani front, for the exchange of prisoners of war, detainees and victims, mediated by the ICRC, which will be coordinated with the Artsakh authorities. [MoD]
 [10.10.20 19:11]
The International Committee of the Red Cross welcomes the humanitarian ceasefire in the context of the escalation of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict and is always ready, in accordance with its role as a neutral intermediary, to support the extradition of the remains of killed during the fighting and release of prisoners. | armenpress.am |
 [10.10.20 19:26]
Armenians living in different parts of the world condemn the hostilities unleashed by Azerbaijan against Artsakh, hold protests in major cities, demanding that the authorities of different countries recognize the independence of Artsakh, stop supporting Azerbaijan and Turkey. Hundreds of Armenians and foreigners supporting them protested against the Azerbaijani aggression on October 10 in London, Strasbourg and Berlin. | armenpress.am |
 [10.10.20 19:40]
The "Bulgarian National Front" party declares its support for the defense of the state of Armenia, the Armenian people, in connection with the military aggression of Azerbaijan in Artsakh. The large-scale operation of the Azerbaijani Armed Forces along the border with Armenia and Artsakh has turned into barbaric bombardments of civilian areas and settlements. The "Bulgarian National Front" party strongly and unequivocally condemns the indisputable criminal aggression against civilians and civilian objects. [Embassy of the Republic of Armenia in Bulgaria]
 [10.10.20 19:42]
[ Фотография ]
Turkey returned to the region 100 years later to continue the Armenian Genocide. Moreover, the continuation of the genocide is not only the result of emotional revenge or hatred of Armenians, but also the Armenians of the South Caucasus are the last obstacle on the way of Turkey to continue their expansion to the north, east and south-east. An attempt is being made to ethnically cleanse Nagorno Karabakh, to drive the Armenians out of there. The participation of terrorists hired from Syria in hostilities has a fundamental importance here.
"Recognition of the status of Nagorno Karabakh can be a way out of this situation." The Prime Minister's interview to the German "ZDF" TV channel
 [10.10.20 19:48]
If the international community doesn’t respond properly, this war could escalate from our region to a larger region. The international community must take this situation very seriously. Otherwise, we may face the threat of World War III. Because, as I have said, if the international community, particularly Europe, doesn’t respond properly to this situation, it is necessary to wait for Turkey near Vienna in the near future. [Nikol Pashinyan in an interview with "ZDF" TV channel]
 [10.10.20 19:49]
Compromise is possible only if the parties are ready to compromise. Azerbaijan is not ready. The OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairs adopt a statement at the level of the Presidents, calling for an immediate ceasefire. The Armenian side welcomes that statement. Azerbaijan doesn’t respond in any way. And Turkey states that it hopes that Azerbaijan will not cease hostilities, after which Azerbaijan announces that it will cease hostilities only after the capitulation of Nagorno Karabakh. And the recognition of the status of Nagorno Karabakh can be a way out of this situation. [Nikol Pashinyan in an interview with "ZDF" TV channel]
 [10.10.20 19:54]
The fire in the war zone of Nagorno Karabakh stopped about two hours ago. The statement came from Fuad Akhundov, head of the sector of social-political Department of the Presidential Administration of Azerbaijan, at a briefing for Russian media representatives. | tass.ru |
 [10.10.20 20:34]
Azerbaijan hasn’t been able to honor its commitments for even a few minutes. Exactly five minutes after the ceasefire was declared, we witnessed the shelling by Azerbaijan and the attempts of special forces to invade Hadrut, south of Artsakh. [Artsakh's Permanent Representative to the United States Robert Avetisyan in an interview with LBC]
 [10.10.20 20:37]
The sapper groups of the Rescue Forces Department of the Artsakh State Emergency Service continue to search and neutralize the weapons and ammunition that didn’t explode after the shelling in different streets of Stepanakert, near the civil infrastructure and residential buildings. As of September 27, about 180 cluster bombs have been found, some of which residents have noticed and responded to. The sappers destroyed it on the spot. [Artsakh State Emergency Service]
 [10.10.20 20:56]

The OSCE Chairperson-in-Office welcomed Russia's role in holding consultations between the Armenian and Azerbaijani Foreign Ministers in Moscow, which led to an agreement on a ceasefire in Nagorno-Karabakh. The OSCE Chairman-in-Office highlighted the importance of the agreement on declaring a humanitarian ceasefire for the exchange of prisoners, detainees and those killed during the fighting.
 [10.10.20 21:07]
The fighting continued in the same way all night, until the ceasefire was declared, especially in the southern direction. In general, the enemy was trying to carry out the same actions to ensure its advance, which was stopped by the RA Armed Forces. [Artsrun Hovhannisyan]
 [10.10.20 21:10]
During the battles, the enemy lost about 200 victims, 3 UAVs, 4 vehicles and other small means as of yesterday and today until noon. [Artsrun Hovhannisyan]
 [10.10.20 21:12]
Hours before the ceasefire was declared, the enemy's actions intensified, but our Armed Forces repulsed all progress. At the moment, the ceasefire is generally maintained, despite the fact that provocations have been carried out in some places, and we have responded to those provocations. [Artsrun Hovhannisyan]
 [10.10.20 21:21]
Before declaring a ceasefire, small groups of reconnaissance units of the Azerbaijani Armed Forces tried to penetrate into the city of Hadrut, and during that time, after the ceasefire, we neutralized those groups. There were small-scale battles. The Defense Army further stated about this, it was clearly stated that the provocation was carried out before the ceasefire, with the calculation that after the ceasefire was declared, it would have already been registered as a fact. [Artsrun Hovhannisyan]
 [10.10.20 21:23]
After the ceasefire, as clearly stated in the statement of the Foreign Ministers, in one of the precincts of the Defense Army they were allowed to approach and take some of their bodies, but after that the process was stopped because such cases are used to carry out provocations. That is why we officially announce that from now on it will be allowed only, as it is mentioned in the announcement, in the presence of the representatives of the Red Cross. [Artsrun Hovhannisyan]
 [10.10.20 21:34]
At the moment, sabotage groups are being neutralized in Hadrut, and the destruction of those groups is almost complete. [Artsrun Hovhannisyan]
 [10.10.20 21:38]
Today in Hadrut, I was once again convinced that the fighting spirit of our boys is strong. Their peaceful eyes express the confident mood of victory in the fight against the enemy bandits. By the way, I accidentally met Arushan Badasyan, one of our legendary commanders of the first Artsakh war, who hurried to Artsakh from the United States as soon as he received the news of the war. We stand for our land, and that process is unstoppable. [Arayik Harutyunyan, President of the Republic of Artsakh]
 [10.10.20 21:39]
It is generally calm along the entire border, the ceasefire is generally maintained, although there are small local provocations to which we respond. [Artsrun Hovhannisyan]
 [10.10.20 21:41]
The situation in Syunik is normal, there is nothing extraordinary, there are no hostilities. [Artsrun Hovhannisyan]
 [10.10.20 21:43]
I don’t have such information that the exchange of captives before this war will also happen. If there is such information, we will inform. [Artsrun Hovhannisyan]
 [10.10.20 21:49]
We don’t always have to deny or confirm or make any effort to prove something. What did we expect from the Azerbaijani side? I didn’t expect anything else, to be honest. [Artsrun Hovhannisyan in response to the question whether there is evidence for international organizations that the Armenian side did not violate the ceasefire]
 [10.10.20 22:05]
The CSTO doesn’t welcome the intervention of third countries in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict if they operate outside the OSCE MG mandate. "The expansion of the participants in these events is not in the interests of the settlement of the situation, the de-escalation of the conflict. If Turkey's activities go beyond the OSCE MG mandate, we certainly don’t welcome it," said CSTO Secretary General Stanislav Zas. | armenpress.am |
 [10.10.20 22:36]
The OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairs welcomed the joint statement of the Foreign Ministers of Armenia, Azerbaijan and Russia on a ceasefire for humanitarian purposes and called on the parties to fully fulfill their commitments. The Co-Chairs and the personal representative of the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office are actively discussing with the Red Cross the terms of the exchanges of captives and bodies of the killed. The Co-Chairs called on the parties to immediately provide the necessary security and logistical guarantees. | armenpress.am |

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