Russia accuses Azerbaijan of invading the area of responsibility of the peacekeeping forces sent by Moscow in the contested South Caucasus region of Nagorno-Karabakh.
News Agencies– Azerbaijani forces have carried out four drone strikes in the past few days near the town of Furukh in the area that Armenia also claims, the Russian Defense Ministry said yesterday. Azerbaijan had been asked to withdraw troops.
Armenia And Azerbaijan Tension
According to the media, the internationally unrecognized Republic of Nagorno-Karabakh temporarily declared a state of war. Three Armenians were killed in recent fighting. The Armenian Foreign Ministry had also accused Azerbaijan of invading Russian-controlled areas. Azerbaijan recently denied this and for its part spoke of “acts of sabotage” by the Armenian side.
In autumn 2020, Azerbaijan had recaptured large parts of Nagorno-Karabakh, which had been controlled by Armenia for decades, in a brief war. A truce is overseen by Russian troops. Despite this, armed clashes continue to occur.
Several media recently suspected that Russia had withdrawn soldiers from Karabakh to use them in the war in Ukraine. This in turn has destabilized the situation in the South Caucasus. Russia has not yet confirmed this. The Ministry of Defense in Moscow has now said that the Russian peacekeeping forces are trying to resolve the situation. Armenia And Azerbaijan.