Amidst China-Taiwan tension, war broke out between these two countries of the world
War has erupted in two other countries of the world amid ongoing tensions between China and Taiwan and threats of war. Tensions have escalated once again between Azerbaijan and Armenia. Azerbaijan’s Defense Ministry has claimed that it has captured some mountains in the disputed region of Nagorno-Karabakh. According to Azerbaijan, tensions began when Armenian soldiers shot dead one of their soldiers in the disputed area. Russian peacekeepers are also stationed in the area.
Armenia’s Defense Ministry has confirmed the death of two soldiers in the attack in Azerbaijan. So far 19 Armenian soldiers have been injured in the war. Out of which 4 are in critical condition. Russian peacekeeping forces stationed in the region have reported three ceasefire violations by Azerbaijani troops.
Why did war break out between the two countries?
The entire dispute is over the Nagorno-Karabakh region, which is in Azerbaijan but still occupied by the Armenian army. Both countries have been part of the Soviet Union but since the collapse of the USSR in the late 1980s, disputes between the two countries have escalated. The entire dispute is about the Nagorno-Karabakh region, which is on the border of Armenia and Azerbaijan. In 1991 also war broke out between the two countries.
a battle over the possession of a mountainous area
After three years of conflict, Russia intervened and an armistice was signed in 1994. At present, this area comes under Azerbaijan, but it has been taken over by the Armenian army because there are more Armenians. The entire area of about four thousand square km is hilly, where there is a situation of tension. The current tension started in 2018, when both the armies increased their forces in the areas adjacent to the border.
Where is the population of these two countries?
Armenia and Azerbaijan are neighboring countries located in Asia. Both have been part of the Soviet Union in the past and are very close to Europe. At a distance of about four thousand km from India, present-day Armenia and Azerbaijan lie between Iran and Turkey.