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Hopes of a ceasefire Evaporating in Nagorno-Karabakh amid flare-up of violence

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu openly questioned the viability of a ceasefire since he visited Baku, hitting foreign celebrities: “The global community once more requires a ceasefire. What’s going to happen later, will Armenia be directed to draw immediately from Azerbaijani lands?”

The 3 nations seat the Minsk Group of the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) that, since 1992, has directed to get a peaceful settlement to the battle over Nagorno-Karabakh.

However, Cavusoglu hit back saying: “Would you think of a solution? No, so it is exactly the very same calls for the previous 30 decades.”

In an announcement to Euronews, spokeswoman for Armenia’s foreign affairs ministry, Anna Naghdalyan, branded Turkey”that the instigator of the large-scale violence within our area” and stated that it was”directly involved in planning and implementing military strategies of Azerbaijan”.

“Turkey is reassuring Azerbaijan to not obey the requirements of the OSCE Minsk Group co-Chairs and stop hostilities. The present visit of the Turkish Foreign Minister serves that function,” she explained.

While Azerbaijan’s Ministry of Defence stated in a statement that during a meeting of safety services” the present situation from the counter-offensive performance was analyzed and directions were given to keep the planned, purposeful, and also constant destruction of the enemy forces.

“The Minister of Defence educated the troops to carry critical important and essential activities from the free territories.”

The most recent flare-up of violence is just one of the worst detected in the last few decades, with heaps on both sides killed in the fighting.

Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan explained that”a cease-fire could be created only if Turkey is eliminated from the South Caucasus.”

NATO member Turkey has denied sending firearms or foreign fighters however President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said Ankara will endure by Azerbaijan till it reaches”success”.

The former Soviet countries of Azerbaijan and Armenia fought a bloody war within the mountainous area of Nagorno-Karabakh from the early 1990s.

Thousands were killed on either side. Thousands and thousands of people were homeless.

The war ended with a truce in 1994, though there was sporadic violence since the dispute remains open.