The clashes between Armenia and Azerbaijan in Nagorno-Karabakh have been escalating for almost two weeks, with both sides claiming they’ve managed to eliminate a large number of enemy troops and publishing videos of destroyed enemy military vehicles.
The military conflict in Karabakh continues for the twelfth day after several explosions rocked Stepanakert, the capital of the self-proclaimed Nagorno-Karabakh Republic (Republic of Artsakh) on Thursday.
Russia, the US, France, Germany, and other countries have called for a return to negotiations. Turkey, meanwhile, has stated it will back Azerbaijan “both in talks and combat”, claiming that Armenia must leave the “occupied territories”.
The predominantly Armenian-populated Nagorno-Karabakh region declared its independence from Azerbaijan in 1991, which led to a major conflict between Yerevan and Baku that lasted until 1994 when the sides agreed to start talks on the dispute.