Armenia has denied targeting Ganja, and accused Azeri forces of shelling Nagorno-Karabakh's capital Stepanakert, as well as other towns during the night in violation of the truce.
It is meant to allow warring sides to swap prisoners and bodies of people killed in two weeks of fighting.
It was the first diplomatic contact between the two since fighting erupted on September 27th, killing hundreds of people. "Karabakh is Azerbaijan", he concluded his address.
"Armenian armed forces, who did not comply with the humanitarian truce, repeatedly tried to attack the positions of the Azerbaijan army", the Azerbaijani defence ministry said.
Nagorno-Karabakh said its forces had inflicted losses on Azeri forces and that large-scale military operations were continuing in the Hadrut area of the enclave. We also exchanged views on how to move forward. "We understand that a political negotiation process is needed, but we consider it wrong to delay its resumption".
Authorities in Nagorno-Karabakh declared independence that year but it was not recognised internationally, leaving the ethnic Armenian administration there in a state of legal limbo and under blockade from Azerbaijan's government.
Turkey Says The Armenian-Azeri Ceasefire "cannot Replace A Lasting Solution"
The cease-fire took effect at noon Saturday, after talks in Moscow that were sponsored by Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov. The fighting between the two nations has been the worst since the 1991-94 war in which at least 30,000 people were killed.
Before a humanitarian ceasefire could begin on October 10, Azerbaijan launched a new offensive and struck settlements both in Karabakh and Armenia.
The armed forces of Armenia, which has not given up its aggressive policy, war crimes and crimes against humanity, continue regularly shelling the civilian settlements with heavy artillery and missiles, deliberately targeting the civilians of Azerbaijan in blatant violation of the UN Charter, the norms and principles of worldwide law and global humanitarian law, as well as the humanitarian ceasefire, proclaimed at 12:00 p.m. on October 10, 2020. Turkey, which held large military exercises with Azerbaijan in July and August, has been even more conspicuous in its support compared with past crises.
Armenian Defense Ministry spokeswoman Shushan Stepanian said Monday that Azerbaijani forces were "intensively shelling the southern front" of the conflict zone.
Along with wanting to keep Turkey out, Iran is also wary of the dangers of growing Russian involvement in a region considered by Moscow as being largely within it historic sphere of influence.
According to the Armenian state, this attack has extended into Armenian territory.
The conflict goes back decades.
But the ceasefire has frayed quickly. Talks brokered by Russian Federation led to an agreement on a humanitarian ceasefire from October 10 though it quickly began to fray. "We believed that this will not happen, that is why they returned home".