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Ceasefire Agreement ‘between Azerbaijan and Armenia’

May, 1994

TO THE MINISTER OF DEFENCE OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION P. S. GRACHOV,

TO THE MINISTER OF FOREIGN AFFAIRES OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION A. V. KOZYREV,

TO V. N. KAZIMIROV

Responding to the ceasefire appeal stated in the Bishkek Protocol of May 5, 1994 and guided by the Protocol from February 18, 1994, the conflicting Parties agreed about the following:

  1. To ensure a complete ceasefire and halt of military operations beginning at 00:01 on May 12, 1994.

Corresponding orders about ceasefire will be issued and brought to the notice of commanding officers of military units responsible for their performance not later than May 11, 1994.

On May 12, before 23:00, the Parties will exchange the texts of their orders about ceasefire with the purpose of their possible mutual supplementation and unification of basic provisions of similar documents in future.

  1. To ask the Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation about the convocation in Moscow not later than May 12 of this year of an urgent meeting of the Ministers of Defense of Azerbaijan, Armenia and the commander of the army of Nagorno-Karabakh with the purpose of agreeing about the liners of separation of the troops, other urgent military-technical issues and preparation of deployment of an advanced group of international monitors.
  2. This agreement will be used for the completion of negotiations in the next 10 days and the conclusion of the Agreement about the stopping of the armed conflict not later than on May 22 of this year.
  3. This agreement will come into force immediately after the Mediator notifies that he has received from the conflicting sides completely identical documents signed by authorized representatives.

Minister of Defense of Azerbaijan

Minister of Defense of Armenia

The Commander of the Army of Nagorno-Karabakh.