The missiles didn’t explode and were out of date, Armenia’s prime minister complained. Some Russians saw those as fighting words. But Russia is still looking to expand its military activities in Armenia. Our weekly column.
Karabakh considers making Russian an official language, more restrictions on journalists, and Azerbaijan cracks down on illegal – and dangerous – visits to its newly retaken territories. Welcome to our new weekly column on the aftermath of the 2020 war.
The issue became hotter following the January 11 summit in Moscow between the leaders of Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Russia, when the Armenian side walked away having failed to secure the prisoners’ return.
The handover of territory has brought Azerbaijani forces into close contact with several Armenian towns and a critical road, leading some locals to blame the central government for failing to protect them.