Azerbaijan and Karabakh declare a ceasefire on the contact line

05.04.2016, Nagorny Karabakh.

Azerbaijan and Nagorno-Karabakh Republic declared a ceasefire on Tuesday after four days of combat at the contact line. Nagorno-Karabakh Republic informed about the ceasefire first, later this information was confirmed by Azerbaijan’s Defense Ministry, RIA Novosti reports.

At 12:00 local times (10:00 Berlin) Karabakh defense army received an order to cease fire, the order is being obeyed, Nagorno-Karabkh Republic Defense Ministry press-secretary Senor Asratyan informed RIA Novosti.

Baku confirms the information regarding the ceasefire, noting that hostilities on the contact line were stopped in coordination with the Armenian side.

We made the decision to cease military actions on the contact line in Karabakh from April 5, 12:00,” the head of the press-service of Azerbaijan’s Defense Ministry Vagif Dyargakhly informed RIA Novosti.

Baku also informed that Azerbaijan’s Armed Forces are taking measures to fortify the captured and occupied territories at the contact line in Karabakh.

Source: RIA Novosti
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