28 Sep 2020

At least 30 killed in fighting between Armenia and Azerbaijan

Foreign Affairs Correspondent

In the Caucasus, at least 30 people have been killed in a second day of fighting between Armenia and Azerbaijan.

It’s the worst violence in decades between the neighbouring countries over the disputed region of Nagorno-Karabakh. It lies entirely within Azerbaijan, though its Armenian Christian majority declared independence in 1991.

Russia has a defence alliance with Armenia, while Turkey has said it will support Azerbaijan, leading to fears of a wider war.