Neuer Nagorno-KarabachKonflikt in Sicht infographic
Grafik zeigt den Hintergrund des Armenien-Aserbaidschan Konflikts und die aktuelle Situation.


Neuerlicher Konflikt Armenien-Aserbaijdschan

By Phil Bainbridge

January 18, 2023 - Armenien, Aserbaidschan und Russland beschuldigen sich gegenseitig an dem drohenden Konflikt schuldig zu sein. Aseri blockieren die einzige Straße, die Armenien mit dem mehrheitlich armenischen Nagorno-Karabach verbindet, während Russland nicht eingreifen will oder auch nicht kann.

Environmental activists ostensibly concerned over illegal Armenian gold and copper mining in the region - recognised internationally as part of Azerbaijan - are accused of working for the Azeri government, with the blockade causing food shortages.

Armenians believe Azerbaijan hopes to gain control of the vital Lachin Corridor link, and by extension the whole of Nagorno Karabakh, while Azerbaijan asserts that it is just demanding reciprocity. Under the terms of their 2020 ceasefire Armenia would ensure a transport link between Azerbaijan and Nakhchivan, an enclave separated from the rest of the country by Armenian territory.

The historical and cultural feud between the two countries has led to two recent wars, in 1988 and 2020, in which thousands died.

PUBLISHED: 18/01/2023; STORY: Graphic News