An Armenia-Azerbaijan ceasefire was further dashed as both sides accuse one another of intense shelling civilian areas and escalating two weeks of fierce clashes.
The overnight shelling by Armenian forces on the city of Ganja left seven people dead and 33 wounded including children. This is in less than 24 hours.
The agreement to pause hostilities to exchange prisoners and the bodies of people killed in two weeks of fighting over the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region was approved by the foreign ministers of both countries in a marathon Russia-brokered talks in Moscow.
New fighting broke out late last month, stemming from a long-simmering disagreement between Armenia and Azerbaijan over Karabakh.
The conflict is an ethnic and a territorial one between Armenia and Azerbaijan over the disputed region of Nagorno-Karabakh and seven surrounding districts, which are de facto controlled by the self-declared Republic of Artsakh, but are internationally recognized as de jure part of Azerbaijan.