Day, however, sees angry exchanges with Armenia and Azerbaijan blaming each other for breaching humanitarian truce.
Agreement announced on day Azerbaijan accuses Armenia of killing at least 13 civilians in Scud missile strike on residential buildings in Ganja.
The messaging from Moscow has been pro-Armenia but critical of its government. And some Armenians are questioning their leaders’ flirtation, as mild as it’s been, with the West.
Government bodies implement temporary online shutdowns after country says it was the target of two substantial malicious attempts to breach state information systems.
Azerbaijan’s lobbying operation in Washington and Aliyev’s denial that Turkey has sent Syrian mercenaries to battle front also focus of media on day 19 of conflict.
Russian foreign minister adds that it would be right to deploy Russian military observers on line of contact, but that it was up to adversaries Azerbaijan and Armenia to decide.
Country is deep into its third, and biggest yet, wave of the disease.
Armenian diaspora pushes Paris, angry at what it claims is Turkey’s deployment of Syrian mercenaries, to give up neutrality. Iran, meanwhile, reportedly dealing with potential rise in “pan-Turkism”.
Russia says there is no plan to change mediation format. Armenia accuses Baku of allowing Ankara to take over its foreign policy.
Azerbaijan’s foreign minister had warned the cease-fire would only last for as long as it took the Red Cross to arrange the exchange of the dead. Allegations of shelling flew within minutes.
Breakthrough in Moscow talks comes in early hours of October 10. “Substantive talks” are now to begin.
Blacklisting of 18 previously unsanctioned banks cuts off country from international financial system. “Conspiring to starve a population is a crime against humanity,” says Iranian foreign minister.
Armenia and Azerbaijan continue to accuse each other of indiscriminate shelling. Armenian PM says Vladimir Putin has told him Russia will “uphold certain security commitments” to Yerevan if matters deteriorate to a certain point.
Russia’s foreign intel head says “already even thousands” of Islamist radical mercenaries now in conflict zone. States: “We can’t not be worried that the South Caucasus is capable of becoming a new launch pad for international terrorism."
Amnesty International says it has corroborated use of Israeli-made cluster munitions in attack on Nagorno-Karabakh main city Stepanakert.
Baku accuses Armenians of rocket attack on civilian parts of second city Ganja. Yerevan accuses Azerbaijanis of indiscriminate bombardment of Nagorno-Karabakh capital Stepanakert. Ex-envoy thinks Azerbaijan will settle for limited territorial gains.
The disputed territory of Nagorno-Karabakh is a small but not insignificantly sized region that generated almost three-quarters of a billion dollars of GDP in 2019, according to the self-proclaimed republic's statistics bureau.
Doubts as to whether statement is breakthrough given that hours earlier Turkey’s Erdogan rubbished calls for a ceasefire.
Moves towards arranging peace talks only edge forward as Armen Sarkissian says: “The international community has to realise that if you don’t interfere now, then the Caucasus will become another huge problem.”
Tehran summoned the Tajik ambassador to account for accusations of supporting terrorism.