Nagorno-Karabakh: A Full-Scale War or a Political Trick?
Full armed clashes in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict zone began on April 2. The Azerbaijani Defense Ministry declared that there had been shelling from Armenia, while the Armenian Defense Ministry reported offensive operations by Azerbaijan. These operations in the disputed area are generally believed to be the heaviest since the 1994 ceasefire. Valdai’s experts do not rule out that current events could escalate into a full-scale, protracted conflict.