On October 25, local time, the U.S. State Department announced that a humanitarian ceasefire will be implemented in the Naka area from 8 am on October 26.
According to the “Washington Post” report on October 25, the US State Department announced that “(Naka region) will implement a humanitarian ceasefire at 8 a.m. local time on October 26. With the support of the United States, the OSCE Minsk The group’s co-chairs and foreign ministers have conducted intensive negotiations, and Armenia and Azerbaijan are close to reaching a compromise on the peaceful settlement of the Naqqa conflict.”
On October 24, U.S. Secretary of State Pompeo met with the foreign ministers of Armenia and Azerbaijan respectively in Washington. The foreign minister of Armenia said that he is currently discussing the deployment of peacekeepers in the Naka region.
The Washington Post reported that the Azerbaijani ambassador to the United States expressed optimism about the ceasefire, but he also emphasized the need for a long-term political solution.
Armenia and Azerbaijan broke out in a new round of conflict over the Naqqa issue on September 27. Since then, two ceasefires have failed to last. On October 10, after Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov launched his final mediation in Moscow, Armenia and Azerbaijan agreed to a ceasefire, but they later accused each other of violating the ceasefire agreement.
On the 18th, the two countries once again announced a “humanitarian ceasefire” to provide conditions for rescue. However, this ceasefire only lasted less than 4 minutes before it failed. Armenia immediately accused Azerbaijan of shelling, and the Azerbaijani side later claimed multiple The region was attacked by Asia.
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.