US State Department announced on Sunday that a new humanitarian ceasefire in Nagorno-Karabakh was going to enter into force at 8:00 a.m. local time (4:00 GMT) on 26 October.
The fighting on the contact line in Karabakh began on 27 September. Armenia and Azerbaijan accuse each other of unleashing hostilities, Karabakh reports the artillery shelling of the peaceful settlements of the unrecognised republic, including its capital, Stepanakert. Armenia has declared martial law and – for the first time – general mobilisation, claiming that Ankara is actively supporting Baku. Partial mobilisation was introduced in Azerbaijan.
Leaders of Russia, US and France have called on the opposing sides to end the clashes and to commit themselves to begin negotiations without preconditions.
Trump says that Armenia and Azerbaijan are complying with the ceasefire.
Armenian armed forces are shelling Tartar city with artillery and missiles in gross breach of humanitarian ceasefire.
Armenia and Azerbaijan accused each other of violating a new US supported ceasefire in fighting over the mountain enclave of Nagorno-Karabakh.
Latest developments raised doubts about the prospects of the new international push to end a month of clashes.
Armenian Defence Ministry accused the Azerbaijani armed forces on Tuesday of shelling an Armenian frontier post on the border with Iran, and also warned that retaliatory attacks would follow.
“This morning, from 10:00-10:15 [06:00-06:15 GMT], the Azerbaijani side violated the ceasefire again and used drones (of which one fell on the Armenian territory) and artillery weapons to shell a border post on the southern border with Iran … The Armenian Defense Ministry reports it will have to launch response strikes toward Azerbaijani forces,” the Armenian Defence Ministry’s spokeswoman, Shushan Stepanyan, wrote on Facebook.
The Azeri attack did not result in any injuries and fatalities, the Armenian military added
The latest ceasefire was agreed on Sunday after separate talks in Washington between US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and the foreign ministers of Armenia and Azerbaijan.
Representatives of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) Minsk Group led by France, Russia and the United States, also participated in the talks.
The group said, its co-chairs and the foreign ministers have agreed to meet again in Geneva on Thursday.