varis IX/X-2020

Heavy fighting breaks out between Azerbaijan and ArmeniaNagorno-Karabakh is an ethnically Armenian enclave within Azerbaijan that has been out of Azerbaijan's control since the end of a war in 1994....   Read more

euronews, 2-X-2020


Armenia y Azerbaiyán se acusan mutuamente de provocar un nuevo estallido de violencia en Nagorno Karabaj, el más grave desde 2016. Desde hace décadas los dos países están en conflicto por el control de dicho territorio de mayoría armenia que la comunidad internacional considera azerbaiyano, sin que Bakú y Ereván hayan alcanzado una solución. EEUU y la UE han urgido a los líderes de las partes a cesar de inmediato las hostilidades en el conflicto más antiguo del espacio postsoviético. Es además enclave estratégico por donde discurren oleoductos y donde otras potencias, como Turquía y Rusia, tienen intereses geoestratégicos.

RIElcano, 30-IX-2020


Why are Armenian and Azerbaijani forces clashing in Nagorno-Karabakh?Euronews spoke to four experts to get their take on the recent surge in violence in the Nagorno-Karabakh region....   Read more

euronews, 3-IX-2020



De-escalating the New Nagorno-Karabakh War

After a bitter three-decades-long standoff marked by sporadic violence and deadlocked negotiations, Azerbaijan and Armenia have returned to war over the breakaway territory of Nagorno-Karabakh. Clashes on the front lines followed by an Azerbaijani dawn offensive on September 27 have spilled into days of fighting that have left dozens of soldiers and civilians dead on both sides. 

Despite international calls for restraint, the mood among both Armenians and Azerbaijanis is bellicose. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has made his own hawkish statements in support of Baku. Absent urgent international action, fighting looks set to escalate further, at terrible cost.



Clashes between Azerbaijan and Armenia

Though skirmishes in the Nagorno-Karabakh region, run by ethnic Armenian separatists but internationally recognized as part of Azerbaijan, have long been common, recent conflict is distinct in both scale and scope. Both sides have been using armed drones and powerful, long-range rocket artillery, while Turkey has offered support to Azerbaijan.
Now, Stepanakert, once a city of well-tended boulevards and stately stone homes, is scattered with the ruins of buildings after two days of heavy bombardment. On the Azerbaijani side, the authorities said rockets had landed in a residential area of Ganja, the country’s second-largest city. At least 250 people have died in the recent fighting, including dozens of civilians on both sides.
The cause of the fighting is disputed. Azerbaijan said it responded to artillery fire across the front line on Sept. 27. Armenia said the Azerbaijani offensive was unprovoked.

Analysis: Negotiating a cease-fire now will be harder than in 2016, said one analyst, because Azerbaijan felt misled by that settlement. At the time, Russia brokered a truce with an assurance to return to Azerbaijan some territory occupied by ethnic Armenians in the 1990s fighting, but that never happened.

6-X-20, nytimes

Snapshot: Above, fires from artillery strikes in Stepanakert, the main city in Nagorno-Karabakh, on Sunday. Armenia’s prime minister, Nikol Pashinyan, said the recent flare-up had taken on a far more dangerous dimension because of Turkey’s direct military intervention in support of Azerbaijan — sometimes deploying U.S.-supplied F-16 jets.

5-X-20 nytimes