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YEREVAN. – New clashes are not ruled out in the Karabakh conflict zone, Caucasus Institute Deputy Director, political scientist Sergey Minasyan, stated at a press conference on Wednesday.

In his words, the Armenian side to this conflict should not have illusions that there will be some changes in the stance of Azerbaijan. 

At the same time, however, Minasyan expressed a view that Azerbaijan now keeps a low profile after early April 2016, when it had unleashed a large-scale military aggression against Nagorno-Karabakh (Artsakh).

“Either Azerbaijan has actually made serious conclusions after the escalation [of tension] in April [last year], or it’s just preparing for new [military] actions,” he stressed.

The analyst also said it is clear that the military threat is maintained.

“But we need to recognize this as a certain backdrop,” concluded Sergey Minasyan. “The Azerbaijani side uses this for simulation.”

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