delicada i desequilibrada tensió militar


An Azerbaijani attack Tuesday killed four Armenian soldiers along the two countries' heavily militarised border. Baku stated it conducted the attack in response to Armenian provocations at the border earlier this week, which resulted in wounding one of its border guards, a claim Yerevan denied but said it would investigate. This incident ended a period of relative calm following Azerbaijan’s lightning offensive in Nagorno-Karabakh last September. Crisis Group expert Olesya Vartanyan says it deals a blow to the prospect of thawing relations between Baku and Yerevan after talks late last year had yielded progress. Word that the two countries' leaders may meet at this weekend’s Munich Security Conference may suggest they are looking to restore quiet.