From Dave Majumdar, The National Interest: “The bottom line for the Russian military is that while its current bomber fleet is a fraction of the size of its Soviet-era predecessor, the Soviet Union’s investments in advanced cruise missile technology is finally paying off. Missiles such as the Kh-101 and Kh-102 likely would have entered service in the early 2000s had the Soviet Union remained intact. The new missiles afford Russia’s truncated bomber fleet a long-range precision strike capability that was until recently the sole purview of the Pentagon. Thus while the Russian bomber force of the future might utilize the same airframes as they have in decades past, those aircraft will carry ever more capable weapons as time goes on.”
"...UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has cautioned warring parties in Azerbaijan’s breakaway Nagorno-Karabakh region about taking steps that could derail peace process, his spokesman said on Monday.
UNITED NATIONS (Sputnik) — Clashes between Azeri military and forces loyal to the self-proclaimed Nagorno-Karabakh Republic (NKR) have continued despite a Russia-mediated truce. On Monday, Azerbaijan accused the Armenian-majority NKR of violating the ceasefire 85 times...."