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Dr. Marek Chodakiewicz interviewed by Armenian TV

Dr. Marek Jan Chodakiewicz was interviewed by Armenian TV’s Channel 1 on Friday, November 14, about the recent downing of an Armenian military helicopter by Azerbaijan over the territory of Nagorno-Karabagh/Artsakh, a disputed region claimed by Azerbaijan but inhabited by a majority Armenian population. The two post-Soviet successor states fought a war over the status of the province in 1988 – 1994, resulting in an Armenian victory and the creation of the Nagorno-Karabagh (NKR)/Artsakh Republic: a de facto irredentist Armenian state tied to the Republic of Armenia, recognized neither by Azerbaijan nor the UN. Thus, the relations between the two Caucasian nations were generally tense and hostile during the past 20 years, causing international analysts to fear that incidents such as the shooting-down of the Armenian helicopter by Azerbaijan could trigger a renewed armed conflict.

Dr. Chodakiewicz’s interview can be viewed below (see the 0:25 – 2:22 minute segment).