Vladimir Putin appeared to drop his pen after a surprising announcement from his Armenian counterpart at a CSTO summit.
A summit off the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) ended without Armenia agreeing to a joint declaration.
In the wake of the latest carnage in the south Caucasus, the West seems inclined to step gingerly into a void left by Russia, a former regional arbitrator that is currently distracted elsewhere. That's good—but now the West must take real action and call a spade a spade. Any potential peace without justice is unlikely to hold.
Despite overwhelming evidence, the Biden administration has done next to nothing in holding Azerbaijan accountable and keeping them in check.
The Azerbaijanis attacked deep inside Armenian territory with artillery and drones, its ground forces advancing into the town of Jermuk. Civilian homes were damaged and destroyed, and border posts were overrun, including the post where Apetyan was stationed. In the aftermath, an Azerbaijani soldier published horrific visuals of the destruction on Telegram.
Both countries have met leaders from Armenia and Azerbaijan after clashes broke out earlier in September.
Photos show Putin standing in front of a Russian flag as he waits for the leaders of Turkey, Azerbaijan, India and Kyrgyzstan to arrive and meet him.
Azerbaijan and Armenia began fighting on Tuesday, while Kyrgyzstan accused Tajikistan of new shelling after the two ex-Soviet states reached a ceasefire deal.
It has been a week of sleepless nights in Armenia, but the renewed violence in the Caucasus should concern people all over the globe as well.
As the Russia-led CSTO alliance agreed to send a mission to Armenia amid its latest clash with Azerbaijan, violence erupted between Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan.
Fighting recently broke out along the border of the two countries in western Asia, creating concern that older conflicts could be reignited.
A century-long border conflict gets a wider wedge from the war in Ukraine. The move cozies Armenia with Putin and any new Soviet reunion.
The Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) met in Moscow on Monday but only Belarus's leader showed support for the Ukraine war.
Rewarding despots like Ilham Aliyev, president of Azerbaijan with foreign aid, sends the wrong message to the world.
"Azeri forces are attacking Armenian soldiers in Artsakh at the moment while I'm speaking," an Armenian parliament member told Newsweek.
The computer scientist's groundbreaking work has formed the basis of several modern technologies from facial recognition and subway systems to stock trading.
The potential exists for the ICJ to set a precedent for the protection of cultural heritage.
"To take a photo with the product of another country is no honor," Iranian Revolutionary Guard deputy commander-in-chief General Ali Fadavi said.
He ripped out the restaurant's computer terminals, smashed glassware, threw chairs and said, "We came to kill you! We will kill you!"
Azerbaijan state oil company SOCAR claimed none of its facilities were damaged in the fire, but the effect on local wildlife remains unclear.
Now, there exists a fresh opportunity to forge a lasting peace and to extinguish a lingering conflict in the South Caucasus region.
The silence and inaction of the international community in the face of Azerbaijan's shameless vilification and incitement of hate has left many fearing the worst.
Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan called the move "unbelievably painful for me and our people" but said, "we will never recognize ourselves as the losers."
The Russian Ministry of Defense confirmed Monday that one of its Mil Mi-24 gunships were downed by over-the-shoulder missile fire while accompanying a 102nd military base convoy near an Armenian village along the border with Azerbaijan.