Democrat presidential candidate Joe Biden asserted in a public statement on Tuesday that President Donald Trump “must get more involved” in the ongoing military crisis between Armenia and Azerbaijan.
Azerbaijan began an assault on the separatist region of Nagorno-Karabakh — a majority-Armenian region within Azeri borders that calls itself the Republic of Artsakh — in late September, claiming that Artsakh had attacked territory actually controlled by Azerbaijan at the behest of Armenia. Both Artsakh officials and Armenian leaders claimed that the Azeris attacked first. Fighting between Azerbaijani troops and those defending Nagorno-Karabakh, which at present are not believed to be formal Armenian soldiers, has continued unabated for nearly a month. Both Armenia and Azerbaijan claim the other country has expanded the war outside Nagorno-Karabakh and into each other’s borders.
In addition to those parties, Azeri ally Turkey is reportedly flooding the region with Syrian mercenary fighters, including jihadists with experience