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Azerbaijan has announced its operation of test trains along the “Zangezur corridor.”

Reports with such headlines have appeared in the Azerbaijani media. But reading these reports explains the real situation. Accordingly, the "corridor" is only on paper, or rather—in just the titles.

In actual fact, it is about the construction of the 23-kilometer section of a railway in the now-Azerbaijani-controlled Jabrayil region, and the operation of test trains there. This railway section is part of the 110.4km long Horadiz-Aghbend route.

"The project is expected to be completed in 2023," the Azerbaijani media added, in particular.

Azerbaijan seeks to get a "corridor" through Armenia's Syunik Province. According to the Azerbaijani side, the matter is not about the opening of regional communications, but about a "corridor"—and with the logic of "the Syunik corridor in exchange for the Lachin corridor."

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