Dmitry Peskov, the Press Secretary of the Russian President, addressed reports of a ceasefire in Nagorno-Karabakh mediated by Russian peacekeepers. He stated that he could not verify this information, RIA Novosti reports.
“I am not yet familiar with the details, so I cannot provide any definitive statements on this matter. I would like to emphasize once more that constant contacts are being made there, which makes it challenging to confirm this information at this time,” Peskov told reporters.
Earlier, the Artsakh Information Center reported that the Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh) authorities have accepted the proposal of the command of the contingent carrying out Russian peacekeeping mission in Artsakh regarding complete cessation of military operations as of 1pm Wednesday.
As previously reported by NEWS.am, Azerbaijan's Armed Forces initiated artillery fire along the entire line of contact in Nagorno Karabakh on September 19, starting at 1 p.m., in an attempt to breach the defense line of the Nagorno Karabakh Defense Forces.
Presently, Stepanakert, the capital of Nagorno Karabakh, and other settlements are enduring heavy shelling. Gegham Stepanyan, the Human Rights Defender of Nagorno Karabakh, has documented multiple casualties and injuries among civilians, including children.