Since Sunday, the stability of the South Caucasus has been challenged by a renewed confrontation between Armenia and Azerbaijan. Late on Sunday, Armenia announced the capture of 11 Azerbaijani armored units.
Shushan Stepanyan, the spokesperson of the Armenian Defense Ministry, made the announcement on social media, saying that an infantry fighting vehicle (BMP-3) was among the captured armored vehicles.
The announcement came amid ongoing hostilities between the enemy states of Armenia and Azerbaijan, which have technically remained at war since the 1990s, kept at bay by a ceasefire signed in 1994.
The longstanding war started after the ethnic Armenian majority in Nagorno-Karabakh, which was and still is recognized by international law as part of Azerbaijan, demanded that the territory be transferred to Armenia, with the support of the latter.
Since the ceasefire agreement was signed, sporadic fighting has broken out on several occasions.