With the beginning of Azerbaijan’s active hostilities against Nagorno-Karabakh, Russian peacekeepers provided evacuation of civilians from Mardakert, Martuni and Askeran regions, including by personal transport, to the location of the Russian peacekeeping continent. In total, more than 5,000 people were received and accommodated, the Russian peacekeeping contingent reports on its Telegram channel.
Currently, after the complete cessation of hostilities achieved during the negotiation process mediated by the command of the Russian peacekeeping contingent, 704 people, including 440 children, remain in the peacekeepers’ location.
Azerbaijan launched a large-scale attack against Nagorno-Karabakh on September 19. Nagorno-Karabakh has confirmed that 200 people have died and more than 400 wounded, including civilians, because of Azerbaijan’s aggression. Azerbaijani opposition media reported that 80 Azerbaijani soldiers died during the military aggression.
On September 20, the authorities of Nagorno-Karabakh accepted the proposal of the command of the Russian peacekeeping mission regarding the cessation of fire. The proposal by Azerbaijan envisages the withdrawal of the remaining units and servicemen of the RA Armed Forces from the deployment zone of the Russian peacekeeper 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.
The Azerbaijani forces resumed the fire on Stepanakert today while a delegation representing Nagorno-Karabakh was holding a meeting with Azerbaijani representatives in the Azerbaijani city of Yevlakh to discuss the situation in Nagorno-Karabakh and further actions. Following the meeting, the delegation said that no final agreement was reached and that the details must be agreed upon. Azerbaijan later said an agreement was reached to hold another meeting.