The Russian Foreign Ministry website issued a communiqué on the 21st, stating that Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov met with visiting Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Bairamov and Armenian Foreign Minister M Nachkanyan held talks to discuss the implementation of the ceasefire in the Nagorno-Karabakh (Naka) area.
The communiqué stated that the relevant talks mainly discussed issues such as the implementation of the ceasefire agreement in the Naka region and the creation of conditions to continuously resolve conflicts in the region.
On September 27, a new round of conflict broke out in Armenia and Azerbaijan in the Naka region. Both sides accused each other of violating the previous ceasefire agreement and taking the lead in launching a military offensive.
On October 10, the foreign ministers of Russia, Azerbaijan, and Armenia issued a statement in Moscow saying that the two countries reached an agreement on a ceasefire in the Naka region and agreed to a ceasefire in the Naka region from 12:00 on the 10th local time. On October 17, the two countries announced that they had reached an agreement to implement a humanitarian ceasefire in the Naka region, and agreed to implement a humanitarian ceasefire from 0:00 local time on the 18th. After the two ceasefire agreements took effect, both sides accused the other of violating the agreement and launching attacks.
The Naka region is located in southwestern Azerbaijan, and its residents are mostly Armenians. After the disintegration of the Soviet Union, war broke out between Azerbaijan and Armenia over the ownership of the Naka region. In 1994, the two sides reached an agreement on a comprehensive ceasefire, but the two countries have been in a state of hostility over the Naqqa issue, and armed conflicts have occurred from time to time.