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On the front lines of Europe’s newest war

15 September 2022

10:30 PM

15 September 2022

10:30 PM

Sotk, Armenia

A group of Armenian soldiers stand guard on the road towards the village. ‘It’s not safe to go ahead,’ one says, slinging his Kalashnikov across his shoulder and motioning for our van to pull over. ‘They were shelling the highway just 15 minutes ago.’ In the distance, there’s the unmistakable thunder of artillery and smoke rising from the side of the mountains.

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