- New clashes in a single day as final week’s Moscow-brokered ceasefire falters
- Greater than 500 individuals, together with greater than 60 civilians, reportedly killed in lower than one month of combating
- Armenia’s Overseas Minister Zohrab Mnatsakanyan has met Russian Overseas Minister Sergey Lavrov in Moscow for ceasefire talks
20:48 GMT – ‘We don’t really feel the ceasefire’: Stepanakert residents
Residents of Nagorno-Karabakh’s capital of Stepanakert, which got here below shelling final week have advised the AP information company that they haven’t felt the truce agreed upon in Moscow.
“We don’t really feel the ceasefire in any respect. We don’t get out from right here to our flats,” mentioned Larisa Azeryan, who has been staying in a shelter within the basement of an house constructing.
“All of us keep right here, we eat right here, sleep right here. The entire day is spent right here within the basement.”
20:27 GMT – UN ‘very disillusioned’ with ‘unacceptable’ ceasefire violations
Briefing reporters in New York, Stephane Dujarric, spokesperson for UN Secretary-Basic Antonio Guterres mentioned the UN is “very disillusioned to obtain reviews of ceasefire violations” and considers them “unacceptable”.
Dujarric additionally known as on all events to fulfil their agreements to a ceasefire introduced in Moscow.
“We additionally share the Excessive Commissioner for Human Rights’ alarm on the struggling of civilians,” Dujarric mentioned.
Recent push for peace as Nagorno-Karabakh truce fails
19:33 GMT – Turkish president, high EU official focus on Azerbaijan
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has urged the EU to take a “constant stance” on Azerbaijan’s territorial integrity, based on an announcement by Turkey’s communications directorate.
In a telephone name with Charles Michel, head of the European Council, Erdogan mentioned that Armenia had endangered Europe’s power provides by attacking the Azerbaijani metropolis of Ganja together with the Tovuz area, the place pure gasoline and oil pipelines and transportation strains are positioned.
17:55 GMT – Russia insists on return to ceasefire
Russia has known as on Armenia and Azerbaijan to stick to the agreed ceasefire.
“We hope that either side will strictly implement the selections,” Lavrov mentioned after a gathering with Armenian Overseas Minister Mnatsakanyan, information company Interfax reported.
Lavrov mentioned a ceasefire “doesn’t imply that each one issues can be solved shortly and concurrently,” including that it was a course of.
Lavrov added that Turkey supported this resolution and that Russia’s and Turkey’s defence ministers had mentioned the state of affairs.
16:49 GMT – Nagorno-Karabakh says 45 extra servicemen killed
Ethnic Armenian officers in Nagorno-Karabakh have mentioned that 45 extra servicemen had been killed in combating with Azerbaijan, bringing its whole navy loss of life toll to 525 since combating broke out on September 27.
16:45 GMT – Azerbaijan: 10 lifeless in Armenian strike on Ganja metropolis
The loss of life toll of an Armenian missile assault on Azerbaijan’s second-largest metropolis of Ganja has reached 10, native authorities have introduced.
Azerbaijan’s Chief Public Prosecutor’s Workplace mentioned in an announcement that another civilian has succumbed to their wounds.
“We deeply remorse to tell that on October twelfth, one of many wounded, Aliyeva Gunay Zahid, born in 1992, died on the hospital the place she was receiving therapy. At current, different wounded civilians are receiving in-patient therapy,” the written assertion mentioned.
16:30 GMT – Ceasefire strained by combating reviews
Armenian Protection Ministry spokeswoman Shushan Stepanian has mentioned Azerbaijani forces have been “intensively shelling the southern entrance” of the battle zone on Monday morning.
Nagorno-Karabakh officers mentioned Azerbaijan directed a “massive variety of forces” to the world of Hadrut, a city within the south of the area, and reported “large-scale hostilities” there.
Azerbaijan’s Protection Ministry known as these accusations “disinformation” and insisted that Azerbaijan was observing the ceasefire.
The ministry, in flip, accused Armenian forces of shelling the Goranboy, Terter and Agdam areas of Azerbaijan that lie round Nagorno-Karabakh.
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15:55 GMT – Turkey: Armenia can be held accountable
Armenia can be held accountable for its undeterred assaults, Turkey’s defence chief has mentioned.
“Sadly, they’ve attacked town of Ganja and plenty of different residential areas. This can be a clear violation of the ceasefire,” Defence Minister Hulusi Akar, mentioned whereas attending the opening ceremony for the varsity 12 months on the Nationwide Defence College.
“Nevertheless, they stick with it their assaults undeterred. In the future they are going to be held accountable earlier than historical past and worldwide regulation for all this,” Akar mentioned within the capital Ankara alongside the highest brass of the Turkish Armed Forces.
15:47 GMT – Lavrov assured he can exert sufficient stress to implement ceasefire: Al Jazeera correspondent
Al Jazeera’s Bernard Smith reporting from Goris, Armenia mentioned that Lavrov has mentioned that Russia’s contacts together with with the ministries of defence of either side will permit them to uphold the settlement they’ve.
“Lavrov is clearly assured that he’s capable of exert sufficient stress on Azerbaijan and Armenia to try to absolutely implement this ceasefire,” Smith mentioned.
15:24 GMT – Armenia FM accuses Azerbaijan of performing to broaden Turkey’s affect
In the course of the assembly in Moscow with Russian Overseas Minister Sergey Lavrov, Zohrab Mnatsakanyan, Armenia’s overseas minister, has accused Azerbaijan of performing to broaden Turkey’s affect within the area and of utilizing pro-Turkish mercenaries – fees Ankara denies.
Accusing Azerbaijan of ceasefire violations, Mnatsakanyan mentioned: “We wish the ceasefire, we would like verification mechanisms on the bottom, which can point out the perpetrator, which can exhibit the celebration, which isn’t trustworthy to this ceasefire.”
15:04 GMT – Azerbaijan: Turkey ought to co-chair Minsk Group
Azerbaijan’s president Ilham Aliyev has known as for Turkey to be included within the course of to resolve the continuing battle.
In an interview with Haber World TV, Aliyev argued that some members of the Minsk Group below the Group for Safety and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) have been geographically too far-off from the area and that the affect of the Armenian diaspora within the group’s co-chairs – specifically Russia, the US and France – was not truthful.
Noting that Turkey was already a member of the Minsk Group and stood as an impartial nation able to contributing to conflict-resolution, he cited Ankara’s function in Syria and Libya as proof that Ankara may higher contribute to resolving the problem if it grew to become a co-chair of the Minsk Group.
14:55 GMT – Verification mechanisms for ceasefire wanted: Lavrov
Armenian Overseas Minister Zohrab Mnatsakanyan has met with Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov in Moscow for talks on a ceasefire deal.
Lavrov emphasised the necessity to develop verification mechanisms to make sure the ceasefire shouldn’t be violated.
He added that Russia was working with the 2 different co-chairs of the OSCE (Group for Safety and Co-operation in Europe) Minsk group – France and the US – on creating the mechanisms, along with the Worldwide Pink Cross.
Nagorno-Karabakh truce crumbling as warring sides allege assaults
14:02 GMT – Nagorno-Karabakh says 51 extra servicemen killed
Ethnic Armenian officers in Nagorno-Karabakh have mentioned that 51 extra servicemen have been killed in combating with Azerbaijan, bringing its whole navy loss of life toll to 480 since combating broke out on September 27.
At the least 25 civilians have been killed and greater than 100 wounded.
13:43 GMT – Turkey tells Russia that Armenia should depart Azeri lands: ministry
Turkish Defence Minister Hulusi Akar has advised Russian counterpart Sergei Shoigu in a telephone name that Armenian forces should instantly be faraway from Azeri lands they occupy and halt assaults on civilians, Turkey’s ministry has mentioned.
Azerbaijan wouldn’t wait one other 30 years for an answer to the battle and Turkey supported the Azeri offensive to “retake its occupied lands,” the defence ministry mentioned in an announcement after the decision.
That is Mersiha Gadzo in Toronto taking on the stay updates from my colleagues Anealla Safdar and Usaid Siddiqui.
13:24 GMT – The human value of the Nagorno-Karabakh battle
We’ve simply revealed a roundup of the human cost of the fighting. At the least dozens of civilians and a whole lot of troopers have been killed.
It’s troublesome to independently confirm reviews of loss of life tolls. Whereas Armenia releases its navy toll, Azerbaijan doesn’t. In any case, the precise variety of fatalities is believed to be increased than what has been reported thus far.
In the meantime, tens of 1000’s have been displaced.
13:17: GMT – How did the present disaster start?
This Twitter thread from Zaur Shiriyev, an analyst for South Caucasus at Disaster Group, lays out some concepts as to how the present clashes began:
1/36. Over the past 12 days, the battle between Azerbaijan and Armenia has been ongoing. For these of us within the area it was clear that it was coming.
— Zaur Shiriyev (@ZaurShiriyev) October 9, 2020
13:13 GMT – Comply with Al Jazeera reporters masking the disaster
Al Jazeera’s Sinem Koseoglu and Bernard Smith are reporting from Azerbaijan and Armenia: @sinemkoseoglu
Whereas Robin Forestier-Whitaker, who has extensively lined the battle over time, recurrently tweets information and evaluation of the present clashes: @robinfwalker
12:20 GMT – Russia says no adjustments to talks after proposal to contain Turkey
Russian Overseas Minister Sergey Lavrov mentioned no adjustments have been envisaged to the format for peace talks over Nagorno-Karabakh after Azerbaijan proposed that its ally Turkey needs to be concerned.
Lavrov was talking to reporters in Moscow after talks with Armenian Overseas Minister Zohrab Mnatsakanyan.
Mnatsakanyan mentioned that efficient peace talks over the disputed area would solely be attainable after a full ceasefire between Azeri and ethnic Armenian forces.
11:30 GMT – Video alleges ‘proof’ Syrian fighters working in battle
A video is making the rounds on social media alleging proof of Syrian fighters in Nagorno-Karabkah area. Al Jazeera was unable to confirm the footage, which comes amid rising reviews that Turkey is facilitating the switch of Syrian insurgent fighters to battle alongside Azeri forces in Nagorno-Karabakh.
Each Baku and Ankara have thus far denied these allegations.
Standing subsequent to an Armenian signal & saying “Armenians..Liberation..Allahu Akbar…Iran” pic.twitter.com/TzSTdQw9bc
— Joyce Karam (@Joyce_Karam) October 11, 2020
11:00 GMT – Azerbaijan president says Turkey needs to be concerned in talks
Azerbaijan’s President Ilham Aliyev mentioned he didn’t know when talks with Armenia over the Nagorno-Karabakh dispute would begin, however believes Turkey needs to be concerned within the answer course of, as stress mounted on a fragile ceasefire between the warring sides.
Azeri and Armenian forces accused one another of launching new assaults in and round Nagorno-Karabakh, days after a humanitarian ceasefire meant to cease the heaviest combating over the enclave for greater than 25 years.
Aliyev mentioned the Minsk group, fashioned to mediate the battle and led by France, Russia and the USA, was biased, and that Turkey, which he described as a world energy as a result of its involvment Syria, Libya and different worldwide conflicts, have to be concerned within the answer course of.
10:40 GMT – Russian overseas minister assured of upholding ceasefire
Russian Overseas Minister Sergey Lavrov mentioned on Monday he’s assured the nation’s contacts with Armenia and Azerbaijan will assist to uphold the ceasefire.
“We reached an essential settlement (final Saturday), initiated by President Putin, however we see that this settlement shouldn’t be being absolutely complied with and the combating is continuous,” Lavrov mentioned in a gathering with the Armenian overseas minister in Moscow.
“We count on that our contacts with you and our Azerbaijani neighbors, together with by our protection ministries, will guarantee full compliance with the agreements that have been reached in a trilateral format.”
09:54 GMT – A pair die in alleged Armenian assault on Azerbaijan
A tweet from Al Jazeera’s Sinem Koseoglu, at the moment reporting from Azerbaijan, exhibits the human value of weeks-long combating.
A farewell to #Anar and #Nurchin… A pair who died collectively below the rubbles as a #TOCHKA-U missile fired by #Armenianforces hit #Azerbaijan’s 2nd largest metropolis, #Ganja final night time. pic.twitter.com/74JWdutFuu
— Sinem Köseoğlu (@sinemkoseoglu) October 12, 2020
09:43 GMT – Russia, which brokered latest ceasefire settlement, requires peace
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov mentioned on Monday that it was extraordinarily essential for ethnic Armenian and Azeri forces to respect a ceasefire in Nagorno-Karabakh that was brokered by Russia on the weekend.
Since coming into pressure on Saturday, the truce has frayed, with either side accusing one another of grave violations and assaults in opposition to civilians.
Peskov mentioned the Kremlin was monitoring occasions on the bottom intently.
500 individuals have been reported killed since then.
Zohrab Mnatsakanyan, Armenia’s overseas minister, was as a result of maintain talks in Moscow afterward Monday along with his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov.
09:40 GMT – Civilian areas hit in second most-populous metropolis in Azerbaijan
Civilian areas together with properties and retailers have been hit on Sunday within the Azerbaijan metropolis of Ganja, the BBC reported on Sunday. At the least 9 civilians have been reportedly killed.
We noticed no signal of any navy targets within the space that was hit simply civilian properties and retailers. #Ganja is the second largest metropolis in #Azerbaijan. The frontline line with #NagornoKarabakh is about 60kms away. pic.twitter.com/JrLptaTqkX
— Orla Guerin (@OrlaGuerin) October 11, 2020
09:05 GMT – Air raid sirens in Stepanakert heard
Air raid sirens have been heard within the metropolis of Stepanakert, Neil Hauer a non-resident fellow on the Center East Institute posted on Twitter.
The heaviest battles continued to happen within the city of Hadrut, Hauer reported, a metropolis which Azerbaijan say it liberated final week. Armenian authorities have rejected the claims.
Air raid sirens in Stepanakert
— Neil Hauer (@NeilPHauer) October 12, 2020
Preventing reported in quite a few sectors of Karabakh frontline. Hadrut continues to witness the heaviest battles as Azerbaijani forces try to advance in town.
— Neil Hauer (@NeilPHauer) October 12, 2020
8:00 GMT – New Armenia-Azerbaijan clashes as ceasefire crumbles
Armenian and Azerbaijani forces have been engaged in new clashes in a single day and Monday morning, AFP information company correspondents mentioned, as the 2 sides accused one another of violating a Russian-brokered ceasefire over the Nagorno-Karabakh area.
An AFP correspondent within the Azerbaijani city of Barda not removed from the entrance line heard the thumping echoes of shelling Monday morning.
In Nagorno-Karabakh’s most important metropolis of Stepanakert, an AFP photographer heard the sounds of shelling from the course of the city of Hadrut.
Good morning. That is Usaid Siddiqui in Doha and Anealla Safdar in London bringing you the most recent updates on the Nagorno-Karabakh disaster at this time, Monday, October 12. Right here’s a fast recap:
After nearly two weeks of clashes, marathon talks in Moscow between the warring nations led to a ceasefire settlement that went into impact on Saturday.
Minutes into the agreed truce, nonetheless, Armenia and Azerbaijan accused each other of breaking the ceasefire.
As soon as once more, there are minimal hopes for peace being achieved any time quickly.
The Russian-brokered ceasefire was meant to halt combating to permit ethnic Armenian forces in Nagorno-Karabakh and Azeri forces to swap prisoners and battle lifeless below the auspices of the Pink Cross.
You could find out extra about developments for the reason that truce here.
Waiting for Monday, there are extra diplomatic efforts to finish the disaster, by which at the least a whole lot have been killed.
Armenia’s overseas minister is due in Moscow on Monday for talks with officers from the Group for Safety and Cooperation in Europe’s (OSCE) Minsk group led by France, Russia and the USA.
Extra on that later…