Azerbaijan has taken "appropriate" steps near Lachin road to prevent illegal Armenian activities, says the country's Foreign Ministry.
Azerbaijani and Armenian leaders held peace talks through Turkish and EU mediations in Prague, increasing hopes for a comprehensive settlement to one of the world’s most difficult political and military conflicts.
Russian peacekeepers and the Armenian population have left the areas along the route known as the Lachin Corridor.
This is Baku's second time releasing soldiers following a meeting between Azerbaijan's President Aliyev, Armenian Prime Minister Pashinyan and European Council chief Michel.
Tehran is not happy about Azerbaijan’s victory in Nagorno-Karabakh against Armenia. And Baku’s restrictions on Iranian trucks entering the region escalated tensions between the neighbours.
Ankara realised that it cannot just rely upon NATO for its survival. The post-July 15 Turkey values self-reliance and alternative international alliances more than ever.
Amid a political crisis that has pitted Nikol Pashinyan against the army, the prime minister has announced a snap parliamentary election for June 20.
The exchange was facilitated by Russian peacekeepers who have been deployed to Nagorno-Karabakh for five years under the peace deal.
Earlier in the day, Baku shot down two Armenian warplanes, Azerbaijan's Defence Ministry said.
Offering a force multiplier to its users, TB2 drones are behind Azerbaijan’s rapid advance on the strategic Lachin highway linking occupied Nagorno-Karabakh to Armenia.
The ceasefire is due to take effect at 8 a.m. local time (0400 GMT) on October 26, the US State Department and the governments of Azerbaijan and Armenia said in a joint statement hours after a new fighting erupted between the two countries forces.
He said that European fascism had entered a new phase with attacks on the rights of Muslims, referring to a recent police raid on a mosque in Germany's Berlin.
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