Recent hostilities have once again erupted along the border between the military forces of Azerbaijan and Armenia, with both sides engaging in shelling activities.
Armenia has accused Azerbaijan of conducting a drone attack that resulted in injuries to two officials, as reported by the World News Agency. In a retaliatory response, the opposing army also suffered casualties among its personnel.
Yesterday, Azerbaijan lodged a complaint against Armenia, accusing them of violating the border and initiating shelling. According to Azerbaijan, one soldier was killed, and four others sustained injuries during the clashes.
Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan of Armenia and President Ilham Aliyev of Azerbaijan were scheduled to participate in peace talks facilitated by European Union Council President Charles Michel in Brussels on Sunday. However, the prospects for these negotiations now appear to be deteriorating.
It is worth noting that the conflict over the disputed territory of Nagorno-Karabakh between Azerbaijan and Armenia has persisted for several decades, resulting in two major wars and significant casualties on both sides.
On November 10, 2020, after months of fighting, the Armenian army surrendered to the Azerbaijani forces under the mediation of Russia. The war claimed the lives of more than 500 individuals and left over 6,000 injured.
While Nagorno-Karabakh is internationally recognized as part of Azerbaijan’s territory, it is predominantly inhabited by Armenians who are striving for an independent and autonomous region. This stance is supported by Russia as well.