Azerbaijan’s defense ministry said on Thursday that 71 of its servicemen had been killed during clashes this week on the border with Armenia.
Armenia and Azerbaijan, who have been fighting for decades over Nagorno-Karabakh, both accused each other of starting a series of border clashes which began along their border from late on September 12.
Armenia said 105 of its soldiers had died.
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The clashes have raised fears of another major armed conflict in the former Soviet Union while Russia’s military is tied up with the invasion of Ukraine.
A full-fledged conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan would risk dragging in powers such as Russia and Turkey, and destabilize an important corridor for pipelines carrying oil and gas just as confrontation over Ukraine disrupts energy supplies.
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