The sounds of explosions can still be heard and smoke can be seen in Stepanakert, the capital of Nagorno-Karabakh after an agreement was reached with Azerbaijan that it would stop the fire as of 1 p.m. Wednesday.
“Compared to 1 p.m., at around 1:30 p.m. the intensity of the shelling has decreased a little, but Stepanakert and the surrounding areas are still being hit. Now and then, the sounds of explosions can be heard and smoke can be seen after the explosions," Davit Torosyan, the president of "For the Armenian Soldier" military-patriotic non-governmental organization, wrote about this on his Facebook page.
It comes after Artsakh's information headquarters reported that an agreement was reached between Nagorno-Karabakh and Azerbaijan with the mediation of Russian peacekeepers on the complete cessation of military operations from 1 p.m. on Wednesday.
Also it said that an agreement was reached on the withdrawal of the remaining units and servicemen of the RA Armed Forces from the deployment zone of the Russian peacekeeping troops and the dissolution of the Nagorno-Karabakh armed formations, the complete disarmament of the Defense Army, as well as the withdrawal of heavy equipment and weapons from the territory of Nagorno-Karabakh in order to quickly eliminate them.
In addition, on Thursday, the representatives of Artsakh and Azerbaijan will meet in Yevlakh, a city in Azerbaijan located about 100 km northeast of Stepanakert, and the issues of ensuring the security of Nagorno-Karabakh Armenians will be discussed.