Azerbaijan-Armenia fighting continues concern over expected increase in casualties

Azerbaijan-Armenia fighting continues to raise casualties September 29 at 8:57 p.m.

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The massive battle over Nagorno-Karabakh, the dispute between Azerbaijan and Armenia in the former Soviet Union, entered its third day on 29 September. As U.N. Secretary-General Guterres calls on both sides to stop fighting, fighting continues and there are concerns about an increase in casualties.

Large-scale fighting between Azerbaijan and Armenia in the former Soviet Union over the autonomous province of Nagorno-Karabakh, which has many Armenian residents, flared up on the 27th.

On the third day, the battle continued on the 29th, and according to the Azerbaijani Ministry of Defense, it destroyed two Tanks of the Armenian army.

On the other hand, armenian forces are strengthening and responding to the shelling against Azerbaijani forces.

The combined death toll in the fighting so far has been 98, including 14 civilians.

In response to the worsening situation, U.N. Secretary-General Guterres held telephone talks with Azerbaijan’s President Aliyev and Armenian Prime Minister Pasignan on 29 September.

According to Russia’s Interfax news agency, Secretary General Guterres expressed concern to both sides and called for an immediate end to the fighting and a resumption of the previous peace process jointly brokered by the United States, France and Russia.

However, there are no signs that the fighting will subside after the phone talks, and there are concerns about a further increase in the number of victims.

Long-standing dispute over the attribution of Nagorno-Karabakh Autonomous Prefecture

Azerbaijan and Armenia were both former Soviet and adjacent republics.

Azerbaijan is Different religions, such as Islam and many Christian believers in Armenia.

Both sides have been fighting fiercely for many years over the attribution of Nagorno-Karabakh Autonomous Prefecture, which is located in western Azerbaijan and is home to a large number of Armenian residents.

In 1988, at the end of the Soviet era, Armenian residents of Nagornokarabakh Province demanded that the attribution of the autonomous province be changed from Azerbaijan to Armenia.

As Armenians strengthened their movements, there was a violent armed conflict between Armenia, which is the backer of the residents, and Azerbaijan, which does not allow changes in its attribution.

The two countries agreed to a ceasefire in 1994 after the collapse of the Soviet Union, and Russia, the United States, and France have continued to work together to reach peace.

However, in April 2016, dozens of soldiers were killed in a large-scale armed conflict on both sides, and many victims, including residents, were killed in the conflict over the years, including fighting in July.

Trends in Russia, Turkey, etc.

As for the situation in Nagorno-Karabakh Autonomous Region, Russia has influence over both countries, but Turkey supports Azerbaijan, a friendly country that is close to both religiously and linguistically, and the trend in the surrounding countries is also a focus.

In response to the situation, a spokesman for Armenia’s ally, Russian President Peskov, called on both sides to take control of the situation, calling on both sides to “seek maximum self-control from all parties.”

Meanwhile, President Erdog of Turkey, a friendly country in Azerbaijan, expressed his support for Azerbaijan by addressing that “peace will come when Armenia withdraws immediately from the land of azerbaijani people,” and the Armenian side has rallied.

Russia has a great influence on Armenia and Turkey has a great influence on Azerbaijan, so the trend is the focus going forward.

UN Security Council talks at emergency meeting

In response to this situation, the Security Council of the United Nations decided to hold an emergency meeting on the 29th at the request of Germany and France to discuss the response.

At the meeting, the focus will be on the response of Armenia’s ally Russia, as well as whether the Security Council can come together to issue a message to the two countries calling for the suspension of the fighting.