Russia has deployed 2000 peacekeepers on the borders of both countries
Most of the 105 Armenian soldiers were killed in the skirmishes.
Armenia and Azerbaijan have been fighting in the Nagorno-Karabakh region for decades
Tbilisi. A senior Armenian official said late Wednesday that a peace deal with Azerbaijan has been reached after two days of violence over a decades-old dispute between former Soviet states in the Nagorno-Karabakh region. However, Azerbaijan has yet to share a statement on the agreement, in which at least 50 soldiers have been killed in violent clashes. According to Reuters, Russia, which is said to be the main diplomatic force in the region, has reached an agreement after a fierce confrontation between the two countries, which has ended fighting for the time being. Russia has also deployed 2000 peacekeepers on the borders of both countries to maintain peace. Russian media is calling it the Second Karabakh War, in which more than 150 soldiers were killed.
According to Russian news agencies, Armenian Security Council Secretary Armen Grigoryan has thanked the international community for their cooperation on the agreement. Grigorian said the ceasefire has been in force for several hours and firing has also stopped in the border areas. However, both sides are blaming each other for the latest clashes after the agreement. The Armenian army suffered the most in the violent clashes, in which 105 soldiers were killed in the crossfire. Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan said 105 Armenian soldiers had been killed since the violence began this week. Azerbaijan has reported 50 military deaths on the first day of the war.
Russia is patting its back
Russia is patting the back for reconciliation between the two countries. Grigory Karsin, a senior member of Russia’s upper house of parliament, said Russian diplomatic efforts made the ceasefire possible. He further said that Russian President Vladimir Putin had spoken to both the countries. Along with this, necessary steps were also taken regarding the peace agreement. Let us tell you that Armenia and Azerbaijan have been fighting for decades over the Nagorno-Karabakh region, which now borders Azerbaijan, but where Armenians are in the majority.
First Published: September 15, 2022, 09:17 IST