Azerbaijan launches ‘anti-terrorist’ operation in Nagorno-Karabakh | DW News: Marcel Rothig made two good points: 1. The Nagorno-Karabakh hostilities started during UN session (to distract from the Ukraine war?), and 2. “There was an agreement probably, between Azerbaijan, Russia, and Turkey to launch the specific operation right now …” At this point, Russia appears to be allied with Azerbaijan more than with Armenia, although less obviously. And probably, it always was.