Nagorno-Karabakh : Armenia and Azerbaijan conflict begins to escalate

It’s difficult to say whether this is coincidental, or a matter of policy, but the conflict, and killings between Armenia, Nagorno-Karabakh (Artsakh) and Azerbaijan have taken a worrying trend during the period of Hillary Clinton’s visit to the region.

In the UK media, you have to be eagle-eyed to pick up any references to this conflict at all, and any coverage will be heavily sandwiched between other more familiar issues.

I have listed a number of links for the benefit of those who do not have ready access to news on the position this week.

Artsakh leader, OSCE rep. discuss Azeri ceasefire violationsPanARMENIAN.Net
Net – On June 6, Artsakh Republic President Bako Sahakyan met Personal Representative of the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office Ambassador Andrzej Kasprzyk. Issues related to the current stage of Karabakh talks, its prospects as well as the situation along the 

The next Azerbaijani diversion group is neutralized
Times.am
On June 5, in the night, at about 04:15 the next Azerbaijani diversion group tried to enter to Armenian territory from Artsakh side, Horadiz region. As press service of Artsakh Defense Army Artsakhtroops noted the approaching enemy and prepared for 

BREAKING NEWS: Azeri Forces Try Infiltrating Artsakh, Armenian Soldier Killed
Armenian Weekly
STEPANAKERT, NKR—An Azeri unit tried infiltrating Artsakh around 4 am this morning from the contact point in Horatiz. The ensuing clashes resulted in the death of one Armenian soldier. Two others were injured. Armenian soldiers marching on the 20th

Another act of sabotage in the direction of Horadiz: One Armenian soldier killed
Public Radio of Armenia
An Azeri unit tried infiltrating Artsakh around 4 am this morning from the contact point in Horatiz. The ensuing clashes resulted in the death of one Armenian soldier. Two others were injured. As a result of exchange of fire the rival retreated, Clinton Warns of ‘Disastrous’ Fallout as Armenians, Azeris Clash
Bloomberg
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton warned that the deadliest fighting in years between Armeniaand Azerbaijan risks “disastrous” consequences as local clashes overshadowed her visit to the region. An Armenian soldier was killed early today and two 

Five Azerbaijani Troops Killed In Border Clashes With Armenia
RTT News
(RTTNews) – Azerbaijan’s defense ministry said Tuesday that five of its soldiers have been killed in two separate clashes with Armenian troops along the border separating the two nations. The ministry said four Azerbaijani soldiers were killed in 

Clinton warns of ‘disastrous’ Azerbaijan-Armenia clashes | Kuwait 
By Kuwait Times
BAKU: US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton yesterday warned of possible “disastrous consequences” after a flare-up of deadly violence between ex-Soviet enemies Azerbaijan andArmenia. Clinton held talks with Azerbaijani President Ilham 

Azerbaijan, rebels trade blame over violence, 1 dead
Reuters
Mainly Armenian Nagorno-Karabakh, which broke away from Muslim Azerbaijan with the help of Christian Armenia as the Soviet Union collapsed, accused Baku of trying to infiltrate three rebel military positions, prompting the skirmish in which one soldier 

Clashes between Armenia and Azerbaijan alarm Clinton
BBC News
A further Armenian fighter was killed on Wednesday in the disputed territory of Nagorno-Karabakh, Armenians said. They accused Azerbaijani troops of attempting an incursion into the enclave early on Wednesday, and say two other Armenian fighters were 
One Killed In Karabakh Clashes
RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has warned that tensions between Armenia and Azerbaijan over Nagorno-Karabakh could escalate into a much broader conflict. The Defense Ministry of Azerbaijan’s separatist Nagorno-Karabakh region said that one of 

Armenia, Azerbaijan Play With Fire on Nagorno-Karabakh Border
World Politics Review
By Catherine Cheney, on 06 Jun 2012 , Trend Lines Armenia and Azerbaijan, former Soviet republics in the South Caucasus, have been at war for two decades over the disputed territory of Nagorno-Karabakh, a separatist ethnic-Armenian province 

Karabakh conflict is nearing its melting point
The frozen Karabakh conflict is nearing its melting point, said Wayne Merry, Senior Fellow for Europe and Eurasia at the American Foreign Policy Council

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