Ceasefire?: Officials, media report cessation of hostilities in Karabakh fronts

A spokesman for the Nagorno-Karabakh Defense Army has told Armenia TV on Tuesday about ceasefire on the Karabakh-Azerbaijan frontlines.

Speaking in the afternoon Senor Hasratyan said that for several hours no shots were fired in the conflict zone and that the Armenian side has successfully regained the lost positions.

Sources of Karabakh’s news agency Artsakhpress also confirm this information, reporting relative calm along the entire perimeter of the line of contact. They also confirm that the Karabakh forces have managed to regain high ground.

The Hraparak newspaper in Yerevan, citing its sources, writes that Russia has played a major role in the cessation of hostilities.

Armenian-Azerbaijani clashes erupted in Nagorno-Karabakh early on April 2 and raged for more than three days, with both sides reporting casualties among military personnel and civilians.

Leading world powers and international agencies, including Russia, the United States, Iran, China, the European Union, NATO and others have called for an immediate end to bloodshed in the conflict zone.