Nearly 200 people were killed and more than 400 injured. In Nagorno-Karabakh During the military operation launched by the Azerbaijani army in that region inhabited by Armenians.
As reported on social media 10 citizens, including 5 children.
In addition, 40 civilians were injured, including 13 minors.
Azerbaijani authorities identified two civilians killed during the conflict Anti-terrorism operationWhile Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev spoke about a number of soldiers killed without specifying this.
Russian President, Russian President Vladimir PutinHe congratulated himself in a telephone conversation with Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan, saying that the situation had been overcome “The most intense stage of the conflict” They agreed to hold negotiations between representatives of Baku and Karabakh on Thursday.
He stressed that “these negotiations will be conducted through the mediation of the commanders of the Russian peacekeeping forces.”
The Kremlin refused on Wednesday Armenian allegations of “ethnic cleansing” at the hands of Azerbaijan In Nagorno-Karabakh after the agreement reached between the two sides to stop hostilities.
“At the present time, there are no reasons to talk about ethnic cleansing,” Peskov said in statements to Russian public television.
Armenian diplomats denounced the international community’s tolerance of “military ethnic cleansing” carried out by the Azerbaijani army in Nagorno-Karabakh.
Thousands of Karabakh residents gathered on Wednesday at the airport of the region’s capital, Stepanakert (Jankendi in Azerbaijani), with the aim of being evacuated.
Aliyev, who demanded from Karabakh Acceptance of Azerbaijani citizenshipHe promised in his television speech that he would guarantee the rights of Armenians living in Karabakh, a region inhabited by about 120,000 people.
According to the Karabakh Ombudsman’s Office. More than 10,000 people have already been evacuated From 16 regions in the Caucasus region.
The authorities of the unilaterally declared Republic of Nagorno-Karabakh announced, on Wednesday afternoon, A Immediate cessation of hostilities They surrendered to Baku, which managed to take control of nearly a hundred enemy positions in less than 24 hours.
Tomorrow, Thursday, the two sides will hold negotiations on the integration of the region into Azerbaijan and security guarantees for the Karabakh region.
(With information from EFE)