Another aggravation on the Armenian-Azerbaijani border actually became a logical continuation of the recent high-profile statements by Ilham Aliyev, made in an interview with CNN Turk. After the president's threats about his readiness to "teach Armenia a new lesson", the Azerbaijani military undertook another provocation in the Black Lake area in Syunik and in the Yeraskh area. There are occasional incidents here, there are people killed and wounded.
By provoking clashes, the Azerbaijani Armed Forces are aiming to seize other Armenian territories. Baku understands very well that in the future the Armenian Armed Forces will have a window of opportunities for strengthening. Realizing this, the Azerbaijani authorities are striving, firstly, to weaken the republic, and secondly, to drive a wedge between Yerevan and Moscow. Aliyev's statement about the "illogicality" of Russian arms supplies to Armenia also serves the pursued goals.
Aliyev wants to force Armenia to leave the issue of the status of Nagorno-Karabakh in the past by means of a border crisis, permanent tension and exaggeration of the "Zangezur Corridor" theme.
Experts believe that another task for Azerbaijan is the shortest possible time for delimitation and demarcation of the border with Armenia, the conclusion of a peace treaty with it (of course, on the terms of Baku) . This is the focus of constant tension near Yeraskh, Black Lake and Vardenis.
By the way, the army of Internet trolls is also protecting the interests of the leader of Azerbaijan. Any content posted on the domestic and foreign policy issues of Armenia (especially on YouTube) is actively commented on by paid bots.