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World Armenia and Azerbaijan on the brink of war

00:05  28 september  2020
00:05  28 september  2020 Source:   parismatch.com

Armenia and Azerbaijan clash over disputed region

  Armenia and Azerbaijan clash over disputed region Long-simmering tensions between Armenia and Azerbaijan appear to have flared up in the contested Nagorno-Karabakh region, with both sides accusing each other of attacking civilians. © Armenian Defense Ministry/AP A photo released by the Armenian defense ministry appears to show an Azerbaijani tank being destroyed on September 27, 2020. The neighboring former Soviet republics have long been at odds over the territory -- which is situated within the borders of Azerbaijan -- and fought a war over it that finished in 1994.

The Armenian military continues to shoot down Azerbaijani military equipment, the Armenian Defense Ministry reports. According to the Armenian side, on the morning of September 27, Azerbaijan began an intensive shelling of settlements in Nagorno-Karabakh, including the capital of Stepanakert

BREAKING: ARMENIA & AZERBAIJAN BRINK OF WAR – Video and in-depth report. The military departments of Armenia and the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic backed up the data on the enemy’s losses with photo and video evidence with burning Azerbaijani tanks and infantry fighting vehicles.

As Moscow acts as arbiter in the region, Russian President Vladimir Putin called for an end to the clashes in Nagorno-Karabath, the worst in this area disputed since 2016. There are twenty-three dead.

  L'Arménie et l'Azerbaïdjan au bord de la guerre © Defense Ministry of Armenia / Handout via REUTERS

Armenia and Azerbaijan were on the brink of war on Sunday after new fighting left at least 23 dead and around 100 wounded between Azerbaijani forces and the breakaway region of Nagorny Karabakh, supported by Yerevan.

As Moscow acts as arbiter in the region, Russian President Vladimir Putin called for an end to the clashes, the worst in this disputed area since 2016. At least 16 separatist soldiers have been killed, and more than a hundred wounded during these fights, according to the authorities of Nagorno Karabakh.

Fears grow of war between Armenia and Azerbaijan as fighting continues for second day

  Fears grow of war between Armenia and Azerbaijan as fighting continues for second day Azerbaijan and Armenia are reporting more casualties as the violent flare-up between the two Caucus nations continued for a second day. © Provided by Washington Examiner On Monday, forces tied to the two countries reportedly exchanged rocket and artillery fire in the escalating battle that began on Sunday. The fighting is raising fears of a wider conflict in the region and the possibility that Turkey, which backs Azerbaijan and Russia (which has a mutual defense agreement with Armenia), could become involved.

Azerbaijan says the officer was among 11 Azeri troops killed in three days of fighting with Armenia . media captionThe funeral in Azerbaijan for one of the dead soldiers. Azerbaijan says one of its generals and five other officers have been killed in a third day of fighting with Armenian forces on the

The Nagorno-Karabakh War, referred to in Armenia as the Artsakh Liberation War, is an ethnic and territorial conflict that took place in the late 1980s to May 1994

The belligerents, who reject responsibility for hostilities, have also reported civilian casualties. Yerevan announced the death of a woman and a child, while Baku announced that of an Azerbaijani family of five.

30 years of conflict

A major conflict involving Azerbaijan and Armenia could lead to the intervention of rival powers in the Caucasus region, Russia and Turkey. Clashes around Nagorno Karabakh, which seceded from Azerbaijan with Armenian support, have fueled regional tensions for 30 years.

The Azerbaijani Ministry of Defense claimed to have conquered half a dozen villages under Armenian control during the fighting, information denied by Yerevan. Baku also claimed to have seized a strategic height in Karabakh and announced the establishment of martial law, as well as a curfew in Baku, several major cities and the area near the front line.

Democrats warn Turkey over involvement in Azerbaijan-Armenia conflict

  Democrats warn Turkey over involvement in Azerbaijan-Armenia conflict Congressional Democrats are warning Turkey against getting involved in the contested southern caucus territory of Nagorno-Karabakh, where renewed fighting between Azerbaijan and Armenia threatens a wider regional conflict.Rep. Eliot Engel (D-N.Y.), chair of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, said in a statement Tuesday that "the influence of external actors such as Turkey recklessly meddling in the conflict is troubling" and called for allRep. Eliot Engel (D-N.Y.), chair of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, said in a statement Tuesday that "the influence of external actors such as Turkey recklessly meddling in the conflict is troubling" and called for all sides to end hostilities and resume negotiations.

Armenia and Azerbaijan on Sunday accused each other of reigniting their decades-long conflict in the enclave of Nagorno-Karabakh after fresh violence erupted in the breakaway "We are on the brink of a full-scale war in the South Caucasus, which might have unpredictable consequences," he added.

Hostilities between Armenia and Azerbaijan resumed along the Nagorno-Karabakh border earlier on Sunday. Officials from the breakaway region say that several civilians have already been killed in the Woke on steroids, Brexit breakthrough & Iran on brink of war : 2020 predictions from RT contributors.

Earlier today, Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pachinian also decreed "general mobilization" and the establishment of "martial law", as did the authorities in Karabakh.

"The authoritarian (Azerbaijani) regime has once again declared war on the Armenian people," Pashinian said, believing that Baku and Yerevan were on the brink of a "major war" with potential "unforeseeable consequences".

He called on the international community to prevent Turkish "interference" in the conflict. Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliev denounced Armenia's "aggression", promising to "win" against Yerevan. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, a traditional Baku ally, pledged support "with all our means" in Baku, after a telephone interview with his Azerbaijani counterpart.

For its part, neighboring Iran has said it is ready to launch talks between the two countries. France, mediator in the conflict with Russia and the United States within the framework of the Minsk Group, also called for an end to hostilities, as did Brussels and Berlin.

'Imagine Caucasus becoming another Syria?': Armenia’s president pleas for urgent international support

  'Imagine Caucasus becoming another Syria?': Armenia’s president pleas for urgent international support Armenian President Armen Sarkissian issued a stern warning to the international community on Wednesday, as tensions flare between Armenia and Azerbaijan. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.getMedianetNativeAds(true); }); "Imagine Caucasus becoming another Syria?" Sarkissian told CNBC's Hadley Gamble from Yerevan."The international community has to realize that if you don't interfere now, then Caucasus will become another huge problem," Sarkissian cautioned.

Hostilities between Armenia and Azerbaijan resumed along the Nagorno-Karabakh border earlier on Sunday. Officials from the breakaway region say that several civilians have already been killed in the Woke on steroids, Brexit breakthrough & Iran on brink of war : 2020 predictions from RT contributors.

The July 2020 Armenian – Azerbaijani clashes began on 12 July 2020 between the Armenian Armed Forces and Azerbaijani Armed Forces.

The Azerbaijani Defense Ministry said it had launched a "counter-offensive along the entire front line" of Karabakh, in order to "put an end to military activities of the armed forces of Armenia".

In 2016, clashes almost degenerated into war in Karabakh

The Karabakh Defense Ministry claimed for its part to have destroyed four Azerbaijani helicopters, 15 drones and 10 tanks. A video posted by Yerevan shows two enemy tanks hit by gunfire raising billows of smoke next to three other tanks. Baku said one of its helicopters was shot down but its crew was unharmed, claiming to have destroyed 12 anti-aircraft batteries.

The Azerbaijani army also published a video showing, from the air, the destruction of three enemy military devices. Nagorno Karabakh was the scene of a war in the early 1990s that left 30,000 dead, and since then Baku has wanted to regain control. Peace talks have been deadlocked for years. Fights regularly oppose separatists and Azerbaijanis, but also Yerevan and Baku.

In 2016, clashes almost degenerated into war in Karabakh, and deadly fighting also pitted Armenians and Azerbaijanis on their northern border in July 2020. Olesya Vartanyan, an expert from the International Crisis Group, told AFP that this new escalation was mainly due to the lack of active international mediation. "Since the coronavirus, the conflict has been neglected, without diplomats going to Baku and Yerevan even after the July clashes", she regretted.

In recent years, Baku has used the divides of its oil reserves to buy weapons and enjoys the support of Ankara. However, much poorer Armenia is closer to Russia, which has a military base there. Yerevan belongs to a politico-military alliance led by Moscow, the Collective Security Treaty Organization.

The Kremlin, in competition with Ankara in the region, delivers arms to both countries.

Nagorno Karabakh: Missiles, rockets and accusations fly as flare-up burns into second week .
Armenia and Azerbaijan accused each other Monday of further missile and rocket attacks against civilian populations, as the newly reignited conflict over the enclave of Nagorno Karabakh enters its second week. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.getMedianetNativeAds(true); }); Authorities in the region, which is inside Azerbaijan's borders but enjoys de facto independence and has an Armenian majority, said that its capital Stepanakert came under intense rocket fire Monday.

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