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Kremlin says extremely important for Nagorno-Karabakh truce to be observed

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov speaks during the annual end-of-year news conference of Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow, Russia December 19, 2019. Picture taken December 19, 2019. Sputnik/Alexei Nikolsky/Kremlin via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY.

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Monday that it was extremely important for ethnic Armenian and Azeri forces to respect a ceasefire in Nagorno-Karabakh that was brokered by Russia at the weekend.

Since coming into force on Saturday, the truce has frayed, with both sides accusing each other of grave violations and attacks against civilians.

Peskov said the Kremlin was monitoring events on the ground closely.

Reporting by Maxim Rodionov and Tom Balmforth; Writing by Gabrielle Tétrault-Farber; Editing by Andrew Osborn

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