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The two countries negotiated a limited cease-fire after two weeks of fierce fighting over the disputed territory of Nagorno-Karabakh.
- The ceasefire was brokered by Russia, the goal of it is to pause combat long enough to exchange prisoners and bodies of those killed.
- Armenia said 376 of its soldiers have been killed, Azerbaijan did not disclose its losses - the UN estimates 58 civilian casualties.
- The territory of Nagorno-Karabakh is part of Azerbaijan, however, it is populated and controlled by Armenians.
- The fighting in the territory commenced last month - it is the worst outbreak since the 1994 Nagorno-Karabakh war that killed 30,000.
- Moments after the ceasefire took force, Armenia and Azerbaijan began to trade blame for breaking the truce, thus putting the deal at risk.
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