There are active reports of mortar use and explosions on the Armenian-Azerbaijani border. This may be a full invasion. Shots are being heard from Vardenis, Jermuk, Goris, and Tatev.
This is NOT the contested region of Artsakh. This is Armenia proper. pic.twitter.com/DIxGEcYhrw
— Kars Collective (@KarsCollective) September 12, 2022
If our values and who we are is based on border skirmishes in the former USSR, why does no one care about the Armenian-Azerbaijani border skirmish?
I was told that border skirmishes in former Soviet territories are the most important thing on earth.
Azerbaijani forces shelled Armenia’s territory on Tuesday in a large-scale attack that killed at least 49 Armenian soldiers and fueled fears of even broader hostilities.
Azerbaijan and Armenia have been locked in a decades-old conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh, which is part of Azerbaijan but has been under the control of ethnic Armenian forces backed by Armenia since a separatist war there ended in 1994. Azerbaijan reclaimed broad swaths of Nagorno-Karabakh in a six-week war in 2020 that killed more than 6,600 people and ended with a Russia-brokered peace deal.
Moscow, which deployed about 2,000 troops to the region to serve as peacekeepers under the deal, moved quickly to broker a cease-fire on Tuesday morning, but it wasn’t immediately clear whether it was holding.
The hostilities erupted minutes after midnight, with Azerbaijani forces unleashing an artillery barrage and drone attacks in many sections of Armenian territory, according to the Armenian Defense Ministry.
Azerbaijan charged that its forces returned fire in response to “large-scale provocations” by the Armenian military, claiming that the Armenian troops planted mines and repeatedly fired on Azerbaijani military positions, resulting in unspecified casualties and damage to military infrastructure.
Putin invaded Chechnya, Georgia, and the Ukraine (in 2014). It is only in 2022 that this matters.
No one has explained this.