Stories under this heading cover the South Caucasus – a region encompassing Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia, as well as the unrecognised entities of Abkhazia, South Ossetia, and Nagorno-Karabakh.
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On January 23, the Council of the European Union (EU) agreed to establish a civilian monitoring mission in Armenia’s border areas in order to “ensure an environment conducive to normalization efforts between Armenia and Azerbaijan”. The deployment of the mission has caused mixed reactions in the two countries and frustrated Russia, writes Vasif Huseynov in this op-ed for commonspace.eu.
In the aftermath of the 2020 war Second Karabakh War many residents of Nagorno-Karabakh returned to find their homes badly damaged by artillery shells, unexploded cluster munitions, and debris from other weaponry scattered across their yards.
Stepanakert, the main Armenian-populated centre in Nagorno-Karabakh was one of the most affected areas. According to demining agencies working in the territory, such as HALO Trust, more than 20% of the city was contaminated with unexploded items left over from the war. They tell their story: