President Ilham Aliyev has mentioned his forces are profitable the continuing Nagorno-Karabakh battle and mentioned Armenia’s “alternatives to compromise are shrinking”.
Preventing has flared within the territory, which is internationally recognised as a part of Azerbaijan, however ruled by ethnic Armenians backed by the Armenian authorities.
The president mentioned he noticed no chance of peace with the Armenian Prime Minister, Nikol Pashinyan.
Since his interview with the BBC’s Orla Guerin
he has announced the capture of a key town in the disputed territory, though Armenia says preventing is ongoing.