Armenia says that Azerbaijani forces have shelled and severely damaged the historic Ghazanchetsots Cathedral in Nagorno-Karabakh's city of Shusha.
Sources: Deccan Herald
Sources: Deccan Herald
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan announces that Turkey will open a consulate in Shusha, a Nagorno-Karabakh city captured by Azerbaijan during last year's war, and that he will look to co-produce military drones with Azerbaijan. Both announcements followed his tour of the contested region with Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev the same day. The Armenian Foreign Ministry condemns the visit as a provocation.
The Grand National Assembly of Turkey approves President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan's request to deploy Turkish Army peacekeepers to monitor a ceasefire agreement between Armenia and Azerbaijan in Nagorno-Karabakh.
The Azerbaijani military says it has captured the city of Shusha in Nagorno-Karabakh. Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev says "We have won this victory on the battlefield, not at the negotiating table". Armenia and Artsakh leaders deny the loss of the city but say "fierce fighting" is ongoing inside the city.
Artsakh Defence Minister Jalal Harutyunyan is seriously wounded in an Azerbaijani drone strike on his vehicle in Nagorno-Karabakh. He is replaced by Mikael Arzumanyan until he recovers from his injuries.
Azerbaijan says an Armenian missile strike on its second-largest city Ganja has destroyed a residential apartment building, killing nine people and injuring dozens of others. Armenia rejects reports of the strike. Blasts are also heard in Stepanakert as clashes resume in Nagorno-Karabakh.
Armenia and Azerbaijan agree to a ceasefire in the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh effective 03:00 a.m. local time, following Russian-brokered peace talks in Moscow. However, fighting continues and both sides accuse each other of violating the agreement.
Azerbaijan's second-largest city Ganja is shelled by Artsakh forces, destroying several buildings and killing at least one civilian. Ganja International Airport is also bombed. Azerbaijani Defence Minister Zakir Hasanov says it is a "clearly provocative" move that was "expanding the conflict".
Armenia's Defense Ministry declares that it will "use artillery and missiles" to repel attacks by Azerbaijan following the deaths of four soldiers in the Nagorno-Karabakh region, raising fears of all-out war between the rival countries.