A week ago, two countries' peace deal fell apart. Today, they agreed to a ceasefire

  • The new agreement -- set to start at midnight local time (4 p.m. ET Saturday) -- was announced after both sides earlier in the day accused each other of attacks that violated the Moscow-brokered, week-old peace deal.
  • Arayik Harutyunyan, leader of the contested region, welcomed the new peace effort, saying in a statement, "The Republic of Artsakh confirms readiness to observe the humanitarian truce on a reciprocal basis," in line with the ceasefire agreements brokered by Moscow on Saturday and one week ago.
  • Before the latest ceasefire attempt Saturday, Azerbaijan accused Armenia of a rocket attack against its second-largest city, Ganja, killing at least 13 civilians -- including three children -- and wounding more than 50 others.
  • The attack occurred in the early hours of Saturday morning and targeted civilian quarters in the central part of the city, according to a statement from the Azerbaijani prosecutor's office.

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