As the death toll mounts among both Armenians and Azeris in the disputed region of Nagorno-Karabakh, the situation in nearby Georgia feels a million miles away. In the throes of both a parliamentary election and a growing Covid-19 epidemic, the fact
Prospects of Azerbaijani offensive into heavily populated core of enclave are reportedly rising. Turkey calls Minsk mediation group "brain dead".
Also amid Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, another report says Russia has deployed a “large” number of border guards to work with Armenian counterparts assigned to protect Armenia’s only border with Iran.
Canada lately banned such military exports to Turkey. Armenian PM urges international community to follow its example.
By banning military technology exports under pressure from campaigners, Canada’s PM has thrown a wrench in the works of Turkey’s drone programme. But regimes everywhere know there is no consistency in this morality, perhaps Erdogan's most of all.
Possibility of trilateral session not ruled out as hopes rise for new effort to bring Nagorno-Karabakh conflict to an end.
Day, however, sees angry exchanges with Armenia and Azerbaijan blaming each other for breaching humanitarian truce.
Agreement announced on day Azerbaijan accuses Armenia of killing at least 13 civilians in Scud missile strike on residential buildings in Ganja.
The messaging from Moscow has been pro-Armenia but critical of its government. And some Armenians are questioning their leaders’ flirtation, as mild as it’s been, with the West.
Azerbaijan’s lobbying operation in Washington and Aliyev’s denial that Turkey has sent Syrian mercenaries to battle front also focus of media on day 19 of conflict.
Russian foreign minister adds that it would be right to deploy Russian military observers on line of contact, but that it was up to adversaries Azerbaijan and Armenia to decide.
Armenian diaspora pushes Paris, angry at what it claims is Turkey’s deployment of Syrian mercenaries, to give up neutrality. Iran, meanwhile, reportedly dealing with potential rise in “pan-Turkism”.
Russia says there is no plan to change mediation format. Armenia accuses Baku of allowing Ankara to take over its foreign policy.
Azerbaijan’s foreign minister had warned the cease-fire would only last for as long as it took the Red Cross to arrange the exchange of the dead. Allegations of shelling flew within minutes.
Breakthrough in Moscow talks comes in early hours of October 10. “Substantive talks” are now to begin.
Armenia and Azerbaijan continue to accuse each other of indiscriminate shelling. Armenian PM says Vladimir Putin has told him Russia will “uphold certain security commitments” to Yerevan if matters deteriorate to a certain point.
Yerevan calls Baku’s claim “outright lies”. Markets nervous successful strike could wreck plan to export Azerbaijani oil to European Union from November.
The road through Lachin is a critical supply line between Armenia and Nagorno-Karabakh, and it’s coming under regular attack from Azerbaijan.
Russia’s foreign intel head says “already even thousands” of Islamist radical mercenaries now in conflict zone. States: “We can’t not be worried that the South Caucasus is capable of becoming a new launch pad for international terrorism."
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