Azerbaijan and Armenia agreed Saturday to a cease-fire that may start Saturday.
Hostilities might be halted at noon (0800GMT) to permit an change of prisoners and the restoration of useless our bodies in Nagorno-Karabakh.
The Purple Cross will act as an middleman within the humanitarian operation as a part of the cease-fire and talks will start between the 2 nations, Russian Overseas Minister Sergey Lavrov stated at a information convention following 10-hour talks in Moscow.
A trilateral assembly Friday between Russia, Azerbaijan and Armenia happened in Moscow with Lavrov, Azerbaijani Overseas Minister Jeyhun Bayramov and Armenian Overseas Minister Zohrab Mnatsakanyan.
Combating started Sept. 27, when Armenian forces focused civilian Azerbaijani settlements and navy positions within the area, resulting in casualties.
Relations between the 2 former Soviet republics have been tense since 1991 when the Armenian navy occupied Higher Karabakh, or Nagorno-Karabakh, an internationally acknowledged territory of Azerbaijan.
A number of UN resolutions, in addition to worldwide organizations, demand the withdrawal of the invading forces.
The OSCE Minsk Group — co-chaired by France, Russia, and the US — was shaped in 1992 to discover a peaceable resolution to the battle, however to no avail. A cease-fire, nevertheless, was agreed to in 1994.
Many world powers, together with Russia, France and the US, have urged a direct cease-fire.
Turkey, in the meantime, has supported Baku’s proper to self-defense and demanded the withdrawal of Armenia’s occupying forces.