Could Italy be after Azerbaijan? Italy is more down under to reach Africa
Basic geography studies latitude and longitude. I am ignoring the longitudinal factors in this analysis. Here are the actual latitude degrees involved:
Turin 45 North
Baku 42 North
Nairobi 1 South
So, a trip from Baku to Turin is a latitude delta of 3. However, then you have a delta of 46 from Turin to Nairobi. From Nairobi, it depends on where a team is going, but a good possibility is Kochin at 10 North, a latitude delta of 11. The total delta is a minimum of 60.
From Turin to Baku is the same 3. From Baku to Nairobi is 43. From Nairobi to the closest point (again Kochin) is 11. this total is 57, which is much closer than I expected.
So the case against your hypothesis rests on time. The departure from Paraguay on December 1 means that you could reach somewhere in Europe on Dec. 3. There is just not enough time to fly out to Baku, do a leg and fly back, arriving for a leg in Turin on Dec. 4