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Russia Says Armenia-Azerbaijan Fighting Stopped After Talks

  • Armenia says truce took effect at 6:30pm following negotiation
  • Combat in Caucasus region resumed after 44-day war last year
Armenian soldiers patrol a checkpoint outside Agdam, Azerbaijan to let vehicles leave the region as the territory is due to be returned to Azerbaijan as stipulated in a Moscow-brokered peace deal signed by Armenia and Azerbaijan, in 2020. 

Armenian soldiers patrol a checkpoint outside Agdam, Azerbaijan to let vehicles leave the region as the territory is due to be returned to Azerbaijan as stipulated in a Moscow-brokered peace deal signed by Armenia and Azerbaijan, in 2020. 

Photographer: Karen Minasyan/AFP/Getty Images
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Russia brokered a truce between Armenia and Azerbaijan Tuesday after deadly clashes prompted Yerevan to ask Moscow for military assistance in a new flare-up between the Caucasus neighbors that fought a 44-day war last year.

The Russian Defense Ministry said that fighting had stopped in the area after negotiations with Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, Tass reported. Armenia’s Defense Ministry said a truce took effect at 6:30pm local time.