The conflict on the border: All shoot back only

After a day of rest, the fighting in the night on Thursday and flared up again. And as with the outbreak of hostilities on the border between Armenia and Azerba

The conflict on the border: All shoot back only

After a day of rest, the fighting in the night on Thursday and flared up again. And as with the outbreak of hostilities on the border between Armenia and Azerbaijan on Sunday have given both sides blame each other at the renewed escalation. What was the reason for the clashes is unclear, as is the actual number of victims, to make the two sides of the contradictory information. The only certainty is: It is the heaviest fighting since the "Four day war" in April 2016, during which at least 200 people had been killed.

Reinhard Veser

editor in the policy.

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The extent of that skirmish is not yet achieved: to date, 16 Deaths have been confirmed, and the surface on which it is fought, is significantly smaller. But in contrast to April 2016 will not now be fought on the front line of Azerbaijan's breakaway province of Nagornyj Karabakh, but to the internationally-recognised state border between Armenia and Azerbaijan. What makes the situation particularly explosive. The parties to the conflict to give, since the 12. In July, the cities of Berd had been shot in Armenia and Dondar Gushchu in Azerbaijan.

Trying to the solution to the conflict

Between Armenia and Azerbaijan failed war state, since the Armenian-inhabited Nagornyj-Karabakh in the beginning of the nineties in a war with tens of thousands dead and hundreds of thousands of Displaced persons of the Republic of Azerbaijan has been solved. The war was ended in 1994 by a Russia-brokered ceasefire, but all the international Attempts to be a solution to the conflict have since failed.

Karabakh referred to themselves as "independent", but it is not recognized by any country. Armenia supports the area politically, economically and militarily. At the armistice line was not included in the calculation, it came, according to statistics of the think tank "International Crisis Group" in the past five years to more than 270 armed incidents with at least 236 dead – the "Four day war".

Updated Date: 17 July 2020, 02:19

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