October 18, 2020 – 11:23 AMT
PanARMENIAN.Net – Armenia will continue its efforts aimed at imposing peace on Azerbaijan, the Armenian Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Sunday, October 18 after the Defense Army reported Azerbaijan’s violations of the humanitarian truce.
The Azeri Armed Forces violated the new ceasefire, which was supposed to enter into force from October 18 midnight, by launching a new offensive in the morning of October 18, the Defense Army said.
“This is the second time that Azerbaijan violates the ceasefire agreement achieved through the personal mediation of the leader of an OSCE Minsk Group co-chairing country thus demonstrating to the international community its treacherous nature, which we have been dealing with for decades,” the Foreign Ministry said.
“Armenia will continue to undertake all necessary measures to impose peace on Azerbaijan and establish a ceasefire regime, which will entail precise and effective mechanisms for maintaining and verifying it on the ground.”
Azerbaijan, with help from Turkey and Syrian and Libyan mercenaries deployed by Ankara, started a war against Karabakh (Artsakh) in the morning of September 27. The Armenian side has reported deaths and injuries both among the civilian population and the military. Foreign and local journalists too have been injured in Azeri shelling of towns and villages.