Following two days’ long border clashes between ex-soviets and historic rivals Armenia and Azerbaijan over the region of Nagorno-Karabakh, a mountainous region which in the international territory is part of Azerbaijan but is home to a large chunk of the Armenian population, who have resented the Azeri rule for nearly 100 years, a ceasefire agreement has been reached between both countries after Russian intervention.
There was no confirmation earlier from Azerbaijan of a truce after the deadliest clashes between the two nations since 2020. Russia has long been the diplomatic force in the region and has also deployed 2000 peacekeepers there. Both Armenia and Azerbaijan have blamed each other for clashes, while Russian President Vladimir Putin has asked for calm after speaking to Armenian Prime Minister Pashinyan.
Russia is wary of a full-fledged conflict as it would drag in Russia and Turkey, and put an integral corridor for oil and gas pipelines in disability, as at the same time the war in Ukraine has disrupted energy supplies.
The Deputy Foreign Minister of Armenia said that these border clashes could lead to a war, which will be another major armed conflict in the region while Russia focuses its military on the war in Ukraine.
The truce has been in play for several hours now, as nations of the world demand restraint from both sides.
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