Armenia asks the United Nations Security Council to send peacekeepers to Nagorno-Karabakh. This was officially requested by Armenian Foreign Minister Ararat Mirzoyan during a session of the United Nations Security Council. Yerevan's request is to establish UN-mandated peacekeeping forces to maintain security and stability in Nagorno-Karabakh. Mirzoyan said that the intensity and cruelty of Azerbaijan's latest attack on the Nagorno-Karabakh makes it clear that the intention of the Baku authorities is to complete the ethnic cleansing of the Armenian population in the disputed region.
The situation remains tense in the region but there is hope of soon seeing positive progress in Karabakh, Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan commented during a government meeting. The Prime Minister's hope is that local residents will be able to return to their homes soon and will not be forced to leave the region. On September 19, Azerbaijan launched a military operation in Karabakh, calling it an “anti-terrorism operation” to restore constitutional order. The Yerevan authorities instead spoke of an aggression, stating that there are no Armenian armed units in Nagorno-Karabakh. The following day, September 20, thanks also to the mediation of the Russian peacekeeping forces, a ceasefire agreement was reached. The conditions of the truce include, in particular, the disarmament of the Armenian armed groups and the withdrawal of armaments from Karabakh. On September 21, in the Azerbaijani city of Yevlakh, 100 kilometers north-east of Stepanakert (Khankendi for the Azerbaijanis), a first round of talks was held between representatives of the Armenians of Karabakh and a delegation from the Baku presidency dedicated to the integration of the region into the Caucasian country
Representatives of the Armenian separatists of Nagorno-Karabakh they said they were ready to continue peace talks with Azerbaijan. “The parties particularly underlined the need to discuss all existing issues in a peaceful environment and expressed their willingness to continue meetings,” read a note from the separatists' representatives. Even the Azerbaijani embassy a Rome confirmed: “The meeting a Yevlakh, in Azerbaijan, with representatives of the Armenian residents of Karabakh to discuss the reintegration took place in a constructive and positive atmosphere".