A Second Front

Although not the one we were anticipating.

ITEM: Azerbaijan officially confirms it is systematically striking targets on the sovereign territory of Armenia.

ITEM: Armenia is triggering CSTO article to request assistance from Russia amid Azerbaijani attack on the Republic of Armenia.

Azerbaijan won the 2020 Nargorno-Karabakh war and is supported by NATO, so it’s pretty obvious that this is an attempt to increase the pressure on Russia in the aftermath of the recent Ukrainian offensive. However, I doubt more war by proxy is going to impress the Russians, especially when they are already directly targeting Germany with their rhetoric.