The armies of Azerbaijan and of Armenia they are carrying out intense fighting for the control of separatist enclave of Nagorno Karabaj. The dead they are already counted by tens on both sides, according to official sources, after Azerbaijan launched a new offensive hours before a emergency meeting of the UN Security Council.
Since Sunday, the forces of separatist enclave, supported politically, militarily and economically by Armenia, and those of Azerbaijan star in the most violent clashes recorded since 2016.
“The Armenian forces They responded to an Azerbaijani offensive at various points on the front line and the enemy suffered heavy “human losses, the Armenian Defense Ministry declared on Tuesday. Azerbaijan” fired artillery fire at Armenian positions and is preparing for a new attack. ” Ministry spokesman Artstroun Hovhannissian wrote on Facebook.
For his part, Azerbaijani Ministry of Defense claimed that his country had responded to “an Armenian counterattack to regain lost positions” in Nagorno Karabaj and confirmed that the night’s fighting had been “intense.”
“Azerbaijani forces continued their offensive against the city of Fizuli and destroyed four enemy tanks, an armored vehicle and killed ten soldiers,” the ministry further said in a statement.
The fighting caused the international concern and the HIM-HER-IT, Russia, France Y United States they called for an immediate ceasefire. The UN Security Council is due to hold an emergency meeting behind closed doors on Tuesday to analyze the situation.
A open war between Azerbaijan and Armenia can destabilize the South Caucasus, particularly if Russia and Turkey, the regional powers, decide to intervene in the fighting.