A ceasefire agreement has been reached between Azerbaijan and Armenian forces in the Nagorno-Karabakh region, with mediation from Russian peacekeepers. Azerbaijan has suspended its planned ground offensive after Armenian separatist forces agreed to the terms of the ceasefire. The ceasefire will be enforced in coordination with the Russian peacekeeping contingent. Previously, Azerbaijan had initiated a major ground offensive into Karabakh, aiming to exert control over the region. The dispute between Armenia and Azerbaijan over the Karabakh region has been a long-standing and unstable conflict, with violence erupting intermittently. The region is internationally recognized as part of Azerbaijan, but populated mostly by ethnic Armenians. The ongoing conflict has caused humanitarian crises and strained relations between Moscow and Yerevan, as well as raising concerns about US involvement in the region.