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Armenia says Azerbaijan preparing fresh ‘military provocation’

Armenia and Azerbaijan are accusing each other of moving troops close to their joint border. This is happening as tensions over the future of the Nagorno-Karabakh enclave keep rising.

The trade of accusations is coming as the two countries are saying that they remain committed to a peace process. Nagorno-Karabakh, an ethnic Armenian enclave internationally recognised as part of Azerbaijan but run by ethnic Armenian authorities, is at the centre of this standoff.

Azerbaijan is now restricting movement along its border with Armenia to thwart what it says is arms smuggling.

Tensions have escalated sharply in recent months as each side accuses the other of cross-border attacks. Armenia is now calling on the United Nations Security Council to address the worsening humanitarian crisis in Nagorno-Karabakh.

Armenia and Azerbaijan have fought multiple wars over the territory since the collapse of the Soviet Union, most recently in 2020. Azerbaijan closed the only road into the region in December, severely restricting the movement of food, medicine and other supplies for the roughly 120,000 people living there.

Armenia says Azerbaijan preparing fresh ‘military provocation’

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