A tail of a multiple rocket 'Smerch' sticks out of the ground near the town of Martuni, the separatist region of Nagorno-Karabakh. Photo: AFP A tail of a multiple rocket 'Smerch' sticks out of the ground near the town of Martuni, the separatist region of Nagorno-Karabakh. Photo: AFP
A tail of a multiple rocket 'Smerch' sticks out of the ground near the town of Martuni, the separatist region of Nagorno-Karabakh. Photo: AFP

Why Russia’s hands are tied in Nagorno-Karabakh conflict

  • Claims over a disputed territory in the Caucasus has led to a deadly resurgence in fighting between Armenia and Azerbaijan
  • Two Russian-brokered ceasefires have failed to contain the conflict, and peace may depend on Moscow leveraging its relationship with Turkey

Topic |   War and conflict
A tail of a multiple rocket 'Smerch' sticks out of the ground near the town of Martuni, the separatist region of Nagorno-Karabakh. Photo: AFP A tail of a multiple rocket 'Smerch' sticks out of the ground near the town of Martuni, the separatist region of Nagorno-Karabakh. Photo: AFP
A tail of a multiple rocket 'Smerch' sticks out of the ground near the town of Martuni, the separatist region of Nagorno-Karabakh. Photo: AFP
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