Armenia and Azerbaijan agreed to a ceasefire starting on Saturday to exchange prisoners and bodies of those killed in the conflict between Azeri and ethnic Armenian forces over the Nagorno-Karabakh region, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said.
Libya’s Tripoli-based Government of National Accord (GNA), which is internationally recognised but controls only the western part of the country, announced a ceasefire on Friday, In a statement GNA head Fayez al-Sarraj “issued instructions to all military forces to immediately cease fire and all combat operations in all Libyan territories”.
The presidential office in Kiev announced that a "complete and all-encompassing ceasefire" has come into effect in the eastern Ukraine’s conflict zone as of 12 am on Monday (2200 GMT Sunday). The ceasefire in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions, where pro-Russian separatists have been fighting the Ukrainian army for more than six years, comes after at least two dozen attempts of complete ceasefire failed, news wires reported.
Ukrainian, Russian and OSCE negotiators reached an agreement on Wednesday for a full ceasefire between government forces and pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine, Ukraine's president's office said cited by Reuters. The ceasefire will enter into force on Monday. “The breakthrough is the result of the effective work of the Ukrainian delegation with the support of our international partners in Berlin and Paris,” President Volodymyr Zelenskiy's press service said in a statement.
Germany and Estonia submitted on Tuesday a new resolution to the UN Security Council on a ceasefire in various conflicts around the world during the coronavirus pandemic, news wires reported. It will replace one drafted by France and Tunisia that the United States has blocked.
The European Union, witnessing the continued escalation of violence in Libya, renewed its call for a truce, in a declaration, issued on Tuesday by the Commission’s VP and High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell.
European foreign ministers met on Monday in Brussels to discuss reviving a naval mission in the Mediterranean in order to enforce an arms embargo against Libya's warring parties, news wires reported. On Sunday Germany hosted a summit to push for a ceasefire in the country, gripped by civil war since the 2011 overthrow of dictator Moamar Gaddafi.