Azerbaijan-Armenia conflicts: negative consequences

The Nagorno-Karabakh dispute between Azerbaijan and Armenia is one of the historical disputes that will apparently never be resolved.

Since the collapse of the Soviet Union, Armenia and its neighbor Azerbaijan have been at odds over Nagorno-Karabakh, with the dispute turning into bloody conflicts on several occasions.

The six-week war between these two countries over the disputed region in 2020 led to the death of several thousand people, but with the support of Turkey, the Republic of Azerbaijan was able to take back some areas around and inside this mountainous region.

In the recent conflict between the two countries, Russia’s involvement with and focus on a full-scale war with Ukraine in Europe have given room to other power players of Caucasus to increase tensions and create conflict.

In the recent clashes, a number of people have been killed and injured, with the fate of the war remaining unclear.

With conflicts rekindled, the danger alarm sounded in the Karabakh region, with Baku justifying the attack as a move to counter the presence of the Armenian army in the disputed area.

The Prime Minister of Armenia claimed that the forces of this country had no role in these conflicts.

Nikol Pashinyan also accused the Republic of Azerbaijan of starting a ground operation aimed at “ethnic cleansing”.

Shortly after the clashes broke out, the Armenian forces in the area have reportedly agreed to Russia’s conditions for a ceasefire.

Many analysts believe this cease-fire will not be sustainable, and the concern about the resumption and continuation of bloody conflicts has not yet been fully addressed.

Many international institutions, authorities of different countries and human rights organizations have called on the two countries to exercise restraint and avoid war and bloodshed, warning of the negative and destructive consequences of such a bloody conflict.

Among others, the Center for Deradicalization & Extremism Prevention (Freemuslim Association) has expressed deep concern about the consequences of the continued war between Azerbaijan and Armenia, and has warned of its serious consequences at the regional and international level.

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