The Nagorno-Karabakh battle between Armenia and Azerbaijan, defined

MOSCOW — The battle between Armenia and Azerbaijan over the contested Nagorno-Karabakh area has simmered for many years. In 2020, the 2 sides fought a bloody struggle for territory — one which ended with a fragile Russian-brokered truce.

On Wednesday, tensions flared once more within the mountainous enclave, which is positioned inside Azerbaijan however managed by ethnic Armenian separatists. Either side accused one another of breaching the cease-fire and three troopers, together with two from Nagorno-Karabakh and one from Azerbaijan, had been killed.