Azerbaijan and Armenia leaders speak exclusively to Euronews

The heavy fighting between Azerbaijan and Armenia over Nagorno-Karabakh keeps escalating. The historic dispute flared up again recently. Both sides contest who is responsible this time around. Both sides have lost civilians and soldiers in the fighting.

Last year both countries agreed to take “concrete measures to prepare the populations for peace.” Yet in the last fortnight – we’re now reporting on the longest period violence in the region for 30 years. And this time, the conflict has now actively drawn in other countries, increasing the danger of a regional conflict.

What are the next steps for both countries? How far and for how long will the hostilities go – and at what cost? And as the international community repeatedly calls for a ceasefire, what would it take to engineer peace? And is that even still possible, now?

Euronews asked those questions directly to the Prime Minister of Armenia, Nikol Pashinyan, and the President of Azerbaijan, Ilham Aliyev.

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  1. Azerbaijan started the war because they know no one will come to Armenian aid. You are talking about a country that is minuscule compared to Azerbaijan what stupid logic would you need to use to say they would want war? Armenia is fighting for it’s survival especially knowing that not that long ago in 1990 the Azerbaijani already did some ethnic cleansing in Baku where I used to live.

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