Armenia, Azerbaijan accuse each other of violating ceasefire
Azerbaijan and Armenia have accused each other of violating the terms of a ceasefire in the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region, raising questions about how meaningful the truce, brokered by Russia on Friday, would turn out to be.
Within minutes of the truce taking effect from midday on Saturday (08:00 GMT), both sides accused each other of breaking it.
For the past two weeks, both countries have been fighting over the disputed region, the truce allows them to exchange prisoners and recover bodies.
Al Jazeera's Bernard Smith reports from Stepanakert, Nagorno-Karabakh.
A third attempted truce in Nagorno-Karabakh, this time brokered by the United States, has ended in failure after Armenia and Azerbaijan both accused each other of violating the ceasefire. FRANCE 24's international affairs editor Armen Georgian says the US, which has a sizeable Armenian diaspora, has taken an increasing interest in the conflict as its presidential election draws close. #Armenia and #Azerbaijan accused each other on Monday of attacking civilian areas on a ninth day of fighting, the deadliest in the South #Caucasus region for more than 25 years. FRANCE 24's Catherine Norris Trent tells us more. Despite a Russia-brokered truce on Saturday, Azerbaijan and Armenia are accusing each other of attacking cities overnight.
»» Russia is calling for an immediate ceasefire in Nagorno-Karabakh and says Moscow is ready to help seek a solution to the conflict via the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe.
Azerbaijan and Armenia are accusing each other of targeting civilians.
At least 10 people have died in bombings on Stepanakert and Shushi.
Al Jazeera's Bernard Smith reports from the disputed region's biggest city, which has been under sustained bombardment from Azeri forces.