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Armenia publishes video of alleged destruction of Azerbaijani tanks on Nagorno-Karabakh contact line.
Ruptly Sep 27, 2020
Mandatory credit: Ministry of Defence of Republic of Armenia
The Armenian Defense Ministry has published a video of the alleged "shelling of tanks of the Azerbaijani armed forces on the contact line in Nagorno-Karabakh," on Sunday.
Ruptly was not able to independently verify the footage.
According to the Armenian ministry, at least two helicopters, 14 unmanned aerial vehicles and armoured vehicles of Azerbaijan were destroyed by the troops of Nagorno-Karabakh Republic region. The Azerbaijan Ministry of Defence has denied that information.
The Armenian side also stated that the region was attacked by Azerbaijan from the air and via missile weapons.
According to the press secretary of the Nagorno-Karabakh President Vahram Poghosyan, the Azerbaijani army shelled local inhabitants in the territory of republic on Sunday morning.
The Azerbaijanian Ministry of Defence stated that the country's army does not fire at the civilian population of the Armenian side. In addition, the ministry stated that Armenia was the first side to open fire, in response to which the Azerbaijani forces launched a counter-offensive operation.
According to the reports of the Azerbaijanian department, there are some citizens amongst the victims, after the Armenian side shelled settlements on the contact line.
President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliev stated in his television announcement that the country will "answer" Armenia's actions. In addition, he said that currently the enemy's positions are being attacked, and military equipment has been destroyed.
In response to Baku's statements, Armenian Defence Minister David Tononyan stated that "the army of the Republic of Artsakh suspends all enemy's attempts, causing heavy losses to them. He added that "the Armenian armed forces are ready to provide any support to ensure the security of the population of Artsakh."
The Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan announced martial law and a total military mobilisation in the country on Sunday.
"The government of Armenia made a decision to declare a state of martial law announcing nation-wide mobilisation on the territory of the republic. The decision comes into force after its publication. All military personnel assigned to army forces are to be summoned to their military commissariats. In the name of the Motherland, in the name of Victory," he wrote on his Facebook account.
After the escalation of a conflict, the president of the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic region, Arayik Harutyunyan, also declared a state of martial law on the territory of the republic.
The Turkish President Erdogan expressed support for the Azerbaijani authorities, and said that "the Armenian leadership is trying to use citizens as puppets. I call on the international community to support the fair position of Azerbaijan, which opposes the policy of occupation and violence."
The Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs called for the "sides to cease fire immediately and to commence negotiations in order to stabilise the situation."
The head of the Russian MFA in dialogue with his Armenian counterpart Zohrab Mnatsakanyan offered mediation attempts to help de-escalate the conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh. Leaders of France, Austria, Germany and other European countries also called for a suspension of military operations and negotiations.
Azerbaijan has ‘handed over’ command of its Air Force operations in Nagorno-Karabakh to Turkey, Armenian Defense Ministry claims.
RT.com 30 Sep, 2020 21:14
The Azerbaijani military has passed control of its air force operations in the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region to Turkey, Yerevan claimed on Wednesday. Ankara dismissed the allegation, labeling Yerevan's assertions "propaganda."
While Turkish officials say none of their aircraft have been used in the conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan, Yerevan says Ankara's military command has allegedly been coordinating Azerbaijani airstrikes against targets in Nagorno-Karabakh. These assertions were made by Armenian defense ministry spokeswoman, Shushan Stepanyan in a series of Twitter posts.
She claimed Turkish officers “directly control” the actions of Azerbaijan’s military aviation from aboard an E-7T early warning and control aircraft flying over Turkish territory between the cities of Erzurum and Kars, west of Armenia’s borders.
The Turkish Air Force possesses at least four Boeing 737 AEW&C, also known as E-7Ts in Turkey. Outfitted with an array radar capable of simultaneous area search and fighter control at a distance of over 600 kilometers, these planes are designed for early warning and coordination of airborne missions. Their role in the recent flare-up between Armenia and Azerbaijan remains unclear.
Stepanyan claims that Ankara has overseen at least two air strikes that the Azerbaijani forces launched against the towns of Hadrut and Martuni, located in the disputed region. She also alleged that at least two Turkish F-16 fighters took part in these air raids. Yerevan did not reveal if the attacks resulted in any casualties or material damage.
Turkey has denied that any of its forces are deployed to aid Baku in its conflict with Yerevan while maintaining that the Azerbaijani army has “the ability and qualifications to achieve victory on their own.” On Wednesday, Turkey’s Ministry of National Defense issued a statement accusing Armenia of disseminating “false claims” and “propaganda.” Ankara stated that Yerevan lacks evidence to justify its claims, claims that cannot be “taken seriously.”
Later on Wednesday, Stepanyan published a video on her Facebook page, which appears to be a flight-tracker map, purportedly showing the movements of the Azerbaijani Su-25 planes and Turkish F-16 jets over Nagorno-Karabakh. The jets marked as F-16 on the video were, however, moving not from Turkish territory to the south but from a north-western region of Azerbaijan. The video also supposedly showed the Turkish E-7T control aircraft circling above the Turkish territory west of Armenia.
Baku has not commented on Yerevan’s statements, while posting a series of videos showing its forces supposedly launching airstrikes against Armenia’s artillery positions and a gathering point. The ministry did not name the areas targeted in the airstrikes.
It is not the first time that Armenia has accused Turkey of fighting on the Azerbaijani side. On Tuesday, it said a Turkish F-16 fighter had shot down an Armenian Su-25 jet – something that both Baku and Ankara denied. At the same time, Turkey has vowed to help Azerbaijan repel “Armenian aggression,” offering both diplomatic and military assistance.
The developments come following an outbreak of violence between the two neighbors over this long-disputed territory. The conflict broke out on Sunday, after an exchange of fire between the Azeri and ethnic Armenian soldiers in the Nagorno-Karabakh region.
The ethnic Armenian enclave, which is a self-proclaimed republic but is internationally recognized as part of Azerbaijan, has been in a state of frozen conflict between Yerevan and Baku since the Nagorno-Karabakh war that ended in 1994 with ethnic Armenian victory.
Azerbaijan maintains that 20 percent of its territory is illegally occupied by Armenia. Each side has accused the other of killing civilians, while posting videos purportedly showing their rival’s military hardware being destroyed.
Syrian JIHADIST fighters are operating in disputed Nagorno-Karabakh, French President Macron says, citing ‘credible information’
RT.com 1 Oct, 2020 14:11
Militants from extremist groups previously active in Syria have arrived in the disputed region of Nagorno-Karabakh amid the ongoing military conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan, French President Emmanuel Macron has said.
“Now, we have credible information, which indicates that Syrian fighters from some jihadist groups have reached the Nagorno-Karabakh battlefield through Gaziantep,” Macron told journalists as he arrived at an EU summit in Brussels, on Thursday, mentioning a southern Turkish city the militants supposedly passed through on their way to the disputed region.
The French leader stopped short of accusing Ankara of being involved in the alleged deployment but said that “this is a very serious new fact that changes the situation” on the ground.
The statement comes hours after Macron, Russian President Vladimir Putin, and US President Donald Trump issued a joint statement calling for an immediate ceasefire between Yerevan and Baku, and condemning the recent escalation of violence “in the strongest terms.”
The century-old conflict between the two neighbors flared up last weekend following an exchange of fire between the Azerbaijani and ethnic Armenian forces in the disputed region. Nagorno-Karabakh is internationally recognized as part of Azerbaijan, but has been de facto controlled by its ethnic Armenian population since the end of the war that broke out during the collapse of the Soviet Union. Both Baku and Yerevan believe they have strong claims on this territory.
While Russia has publicly remained neutral, calling on both sides to cease violence and offering to mediate talks, Turkey has pledged support to Azerbaijan, offering military and diplomatic assistance in repelling what it called “Armenian aggression.” Ankara has since repeatedly denied its forces were in any way involved in the confrontation, despite Armenia accusing Turkey of coordinating Azerbaijani airstrikes and shooting down Armenian military aircraft.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has dismissed a call for a ceasefire from the three presidents as unacceptable, while declaring it was “time to act.”
Women line up to join Armenian army.
RT Oct 2, 2020
Dozens of Armenian women reportedly turned up to an army recruitment center on Thursday, wanting to join the fight against #Azerbaijan in #NagornoKarabakh.
Television cameras at the center in the capital, Yerevan concentrated on several young women who were seemingly applying for military roles as the conflict in the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region continues.
Harutyun Hakobyan, a police lieutenant colonel, said that 98 women had already been sent to the frontline and that nearly 400 women will eventually be deployed.
Violence broke out in Nagorno-Karabakh on Sunday. The region is within Azerbaijan but is controlled by ethnic Armenian forces backed by the #Armenia's government.
Armenian and Azerbaijani forces blame each other for continuing attacks which have killed dozens so far.
Nagorno-Karabakh: Shelling hits landmark 19th century cathedral amid ongoing clashes.
Ruptly Oct 8, 2020
A 19th century historical church in the city of Shushi in Nagorno Karabakh was seriously damaged after a reported shelling in the area on Thursday.
Footage from inside the Holy Savior Cathedral shows a large hole in the building's roof, as the floor was filled with broken glass, debris, and rubble.
According to the Armenian army, the shelling was carried out by the Azerbaijani forces, while on its turn the Azerbaijani Defence Ministry denied standing behind the attack.
The President of the unrecognized Nagorno-Karabakh Arayik Harutyunyan described the attack as an “act of vandalism”, which "goes against the laws of humanity and God."
Fighting in the disputed region of Nagorno-Karabakh broke out on September 27 when Azeri and ethnic Armenian soldiers exchanged fire. It's been the heaviest clashes in the region since 2016 with dozens of casualties reported. Both sides blame each other for the escalation and report of thousands of casualties.
France, Russia and the US were holding negotiations on Nagorno-Karabakh in Geneva on Thursday and are planning to continue them on October 12 in Moscow.
FUCK YOU IRAN
Iran: Armenia should leave "occupied lands" of Azerbaijan - Govt spox Rabiei.
Ruptly Oct 6, 2020
Iranian government spokesperson Ali Rabiei emphasised that Tehran believes that Armenia should leave the "occupied lands" of Azerbaijan amid the ongoing clashes in Nagorno-Karabakh, at a press conference in the Iranian capital on Tuesday.
Rabiei also stressed that Iran would react if the conflict in its neighbouring countries spilled over its borders.
"We are deeply worried about any harm to the lives and properties of our citizens in our borders. In case of repetition of this accident, with considering all the possible options, we won't be indifferent," said the spokesperson, in reference to recent incidents where shells from the conflict injured people on Iranian soil.
Rabiei explained that Iran is "in a unique position" to mediate between the parties and repeated that Iran had formulated a plan t to end the conflict.
On US President Donald Trump's recent coronavirus infection and having contracted the virus himself, Rabiei said that he thought having the virus would be "a good experience for Mr. Trump to think about humanitarian issues."
"I hope COVID-19 will have this effect so he thinks in a more humanitarian way considering other people lives and universal issues and [make him] able to change their cruel view of health and the right to life," he stated.
Urging a ceasefire in Nagorno-Karabakh, Putin confirms Russia will fulfil defense-pact obligations to Armenia.
RT.com 7 Oct, 2020 14:04
Russian President Vladimir Putin has called the ongoing military face-off in disputed Nagorno-Karabakh a “tragedy” and has indicated his willingness to honor Russia’s long-standing mutual defense treaty with Armenia, if required.
Speaking to the Rossiya TV network, Putin noted that two million Azerbaijanis and over two million Armenians live in Russia, and that “a huge number of Russian citizens maintain close, friendly and even familial relations with both republics.”
“This is a tragedy,” the president said. “We are very worried, because Azerbaijan, Armenia, and Nagorno-Karabakh are all territories inhabited by people who are not strangers to us.”
Although Russia acts in an official capacity as a meditator of the Armenian-Azerbaijani conflict, Yerevan and Moscow are officially allied as part of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO), along with Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan. According to the organization’s agreement, aggression against one CSTO member is perceived as aggression against all. Therefore, if Azerbaijan attacks Armenia territory, Russia is obliged to help out.
“As you know, Armenia is a member of the CSTO, and we have certain obligations to Armenia under this agreement,” Putin explained. “To our great regret, the fighting is still going on, but it is not being conducted on the territory of Armenia.”
The president noted that Russia will continue to discharge all its obligations under the treaty, and has urged Yerevan and Baku to agree on a ceasefire.
Along with US President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron, Putin last week called for “an immediate cessation of hostilities between the relevant military forces." Russia, the US, and France are chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group, which is tasked with ending the Armenian-Azerbaijani conflict.
The dispute between Azerbaijan and Armenia is decades old, with both countries believing they have strong claims over Nagorno-Karabakh. The region is internationally recognized as part of Azerbaijan, but is primarily populated by ethnic Armenians. Baku considers the enclave to be illegally occupied by Armenia. In the past fortnight, the war has again flared up.
'We should not forget who started this stage of war': Armenian president on Nagorno-Karabakh conflict in exclusive RT interview.
RT.com 12 Oct, 2020 21:51
Armenian President Armen Sarkissian told RT that Azerbaijan has initiated the latest round of clashes over Nagorno-Karabakh and expressed hope that the Moscow-mediated ceasefire will hold despite problems on the ground.
“We should not forget… who started this stage of war. It was the Azeri side, not the people of Nagorno-Karabakh,” Sarkissian told RT’s Ilya Petrenko in an interview.
Inhabited mostly by ethnic Armenians, Nagorno-Karabakh seceded from Azerbaijan in 1991 and declared itself an independent republic after the 1994 armistice. The government in Baku maintains that the region is an “occupied territory” and demands its return.
The conflict frozen for 26 years erupted again on September 27, with both sides blaming the other for starting it. Hundreds of people were killed before Moscow brokered a ceasefire that was scheduled to go into effect on October 10.
On Sunday, Azerbaijan accused Armenia of shelling the city of Ganja, north of Nagorno-Karabakh, killing nine civilians and injuring 34. Baku also released drone footage of the destruction.
Sarkissian did not deny there were violations of the October 10 ceasefire from the Armenian side, saying they were provoked by Azerbaijan’s initial violations - a claim that Baku denies. Sarkissian, however, insisted that it was not Armenia who shelled Ganja.
“I’ve clear information from my government, from Ministry of Defense and Foreign Ministry... that it’s definitely not Armenia that has shelled it,” Sarkissian told RT. He also noted that Stepanakert, the capital of Nagorno-Karabakh, was shelled on Saturday just after the ceasefire went into effect.
Fighting has also continued in Hadrut, on the southern side of Nagorno-Karabakh. A RT crew was caught in the shelling on Monday.
Meanwhile, Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev insisted that all talks on solving the crisis should be between Baku and Yerevan directly, without what he called the “puppet regime” in Nagorno-Karabakh, and that there can be no discussion on whether the “occupied territories” should be returned to Azerbaijan, only when.
In an interview with the Moscow daily RBK, Aliyev also said that Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan should thank Russian President Vladimir Putin for “saving” him from defeat.
“When Pashinyan gave us an ultimatum, when he offended the feelings of Azerbaijanis, he deserved to be punished for it. And we did so.” Aliyev said. “He should thank Putin for the fact that once again, Russia came to Armenia’s rescue.”
The full interview with the Armenian president will air on RT at 10:30 Moscow time (0730 GMT) on Tuesday.
Last Edit: Oct 12, 2020 19:24:25 GMT -5 by TsarSamuil
In other words, DO NOTHING...as the fighting isn't in Armenia..the blood of the Armenians will on Putin's hands..
Russia promises ‘necessary’ assistance to Yerevan if Nagorno-Karabakh fighting spills onto Armenia’s soil.
RT.com 31 Oct, 2020 14:02
Moscow has promised to provide the “necessary assistance” to Armenia if ongoing fighting in the Azerbaijani breakaway Nagorno-Karabakh region reaches the country’s territory, after Yerevan called on the Kremlin for help.
Russia has signaled it is ready to get more involved in the conflict between Azerbaijan and the self-proclaimed Nagorno-Karabakh republic, backed by Armenia. The “assistance” will come only if the fighting reaches the territory of Armenia, which has security agreements with Russia, however.
“Russia will render Yerevan all necessary assistance if fighting takes place directly on the territory of Armenia,” Russia’s Foreign Ministry said on Saturday, urging the warring parties to cease hostilities immediately.
The ministry’s statement came after Armenia’s PM, Nikol Pashinyan called upon Russia’s President Vladimir Putin to begin “urgent” negotiations on possible security assistance. Earlier on Saturday, the Armenian leader sent a letter to Putin, stressing that the fighting was about to reach his country’s borders and bemoaning Turkey’s backing of Baku’s troops.
Ankara has openly voiced its support for its “Azerbaijani brothers,” as well as faced accusations of providing direct aerial support to Baku and even of transporting Syrian militants into the war zone. Turkey and Azerbaijan have firmly denied the allegations, however.
The intense fighting began in the Nagorno-Karabakh region, which is predominantly populated by ethnic Armenians, late in September. Armenia and Azerbaijan have accused each other of starting the new round of hostilities, as well as repeatedly blamed one another for striking civilian targets. The conflict has already resulted in heavy losses among both Armenian-backed and Azerbaijani troops, as well as taking its toll on the civilian population, which has fled the war zone en masse.
While Nagorno-Karabakh troops have been able to largely hold their positions in the north and center of the region, Azerbaijani units have been able to advance along the border with Iran. The fighting is currently going on within several kilometers of the border between Armenia and the self-proclaimed Nagorno-Karabakh republic.
Both sides of the conflict refuse to lay down their arms, each accusing the other of unwillingness to seek a compromise or make any concessions. All the international efforts to broker a ceasefire, including attempts by Russia and the US, have flopped, with each truce holding for a handful of hours at best.
While Nagorno-Karabakh broke away from Azerbaijan back in the 1990s, after a bloody war, Baku continues to regard the self-proclaimed republic as an integral part of the country. Armenia has backed the region for years, yet stopped short of recognizing its independence.
traitor putin, he is becoming more western all the time, sucking up to oil muslim scums
2 killed & 1 injured as Russian military helicopter shot down by mobile surface-to-air missile over Armenia – Moscow.
RT.com 9 Nov, 2020 16:30
The Russian Mi-24 helicopter crashed in Armenia after being subjected to fire from the ground, Moscow confirmed. The incident took place near the border with Azerbaijan.
The chopper went down on Monday evening as it was escorting a motorcade to the Russian military base. The aircraft was hit by a missile from a portable air-defense system, whereupon it lost control and plunged into mountainous terrain on Armenian soil.
"The Russian Mi-24 helicopter was shot down in the airspace over the territory of the Republic of Armenia outside the combat zone [with Azerbaijan]," stressed the official representative of the Ministry of Defense, Major General Igor Konashenkov.
Footage available online purportedly shows the scene of the deadly incident.
Two of the helicopter’s flight crew members were killed and one was evacuated with moderate injuries, it has been confirmed. The command of the Russian military base, whose motorcade the Mi-24 was escorting, has launched a probe to establish the attackers’ nationality or any other potential affiliations.
Erevan is willing to provide Moscow with informational aid during the investigation, said the Armenian defense ministry spokesperson.
The incident took place amid the escalation of the conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan in the long-disputed region of Nagorno-Karabakh, where active hostilities resumed on September 27. Baku and Yerevan accused each other of shelling residential areas. The parties have signed cease-fire agreements three times, but the fighting continues to this day.
The situation is aggravated by the fact that Azerbaijan is actively supported by Turkey, a NATO member, while Armenia is a member of the the Collective Security Treaty Organization – a military alliance with Russia.
Ethnic Armenian forces fighting in disputed Nagorno-Karabakh were exhausted, and on the brink of being crushed, by the time terms of a truce were agreed with Azerbaijan, the region’s de facto leader said on Tuesday morning.
Yerevan on Monday signed a Russian-brokered peace deal with Baku, relinquishing large parts of Azerbaijani territory previously controlled by the ethnic Armenian forces of Nagorno-Karabakh. The breakaway region’s top official, Arayik Harutyunyan, who signed the truce too, addressed the development on Tuesday, acknowledging the military defeat in a TV address.
He said the concessions made to Azerbaijan prevented a total loss of Nagorno-Karabakh, which would have happened in a matter of days, had the hostilities continued. The defending forces were exhausted by a Covid-19 outbreak and more than 40 days of fighting and being outgunned by their opponents, Harutyunyan explained. Turkish drones, and mercenaries from the Middle East fighting for Azerbaijan, had turned the tide of the battle, he said.
The de facto surrender happened after the loss of the strategically important city of Shusha, which, Harutyunyan acknowledged, was under full control of the Azerbaijani side by Saturday. This cost the defending forces many lives and brought hostilities to the outskirts of the region’s capital, Stepanakert.
“If the fighting reached our rear, the consequences for the front would have been irreversible,” the politician said.
Nagorno-Karabakh split from Azerbaijan in the early 1990s in a protracted war, which left the region itself and surrounding Azerbaijani areas under the control of its self-proclaimed government. During the recent hostilities, the Turkish-backed Azerbaijani forces recaptured most of its territory.
The truce, which was mediated by Russia, leaves a portion of Nagorno-Karabakh as well as a land corridor connecting it to Armenian territory under Stepanakert’s control. Russian peacekeepers have been deployed to the area to keep the warring parties apart.
The news caused turmoil in Armenia, which supported Nagorno-Karabakh militarily. Overnight, angry crowds stormed the parliament building and the residence of Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan, whom they blame for the defeat.
Azerbaijanis celebrate waving national flags in the center of Ganja, Azerbaijan's second largest city, near the border with Armenia, after a ceasefire was signed between the two nations
Azerbaijanis celebrate waving national and Turkish flags in Baku, Azerbaijan, Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020. Armenia and Azerbaijan announced an agreement early Tuesday to halt fighting over the Nagorno-Karabakh region of Azerbaijan under a pact signed with Russia that calls for deployment of nearly 2,000 Russian peacekeepers and territorial concessions.
Russian peacekeepers move towards Nagorno-Karabakh to observe truce (VIDEO)
RT.com 10 Nov, 2020 09:16
A new video from Armenia shows a column of military trucks moving out of the town of Goris. They carry Russian peacekeepers deployed to oversee a truce in the disputed Azerbaijani region of Nagorno-Karabakh.
The troops have been sent to the area to keep apart the forces of ethnic Armenians and Azerbaijanis. After a six-week-long armed conflict, the Armenians have been forced to relinquish control over large swaths of Azerbaijani territory that they won three decades ago.
The armistice was praised by Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev as “historic,” and as “painful” but necessary by Armenian PM Nikol Pashinyan.
Russia mediated the peace agreement between Azerbaijan and Armenia, which had supported Nagorno-Karabakh’s bid for independence.
A dozen Ilyushin Il-76 transport planes carried the peacekeeping troops, armored vehicles, and other equipment necessary for Russia’s mission. The soldiers will separate the parties of the conflict and guard a land corridor connecting Nagorno-Karabakh to Armenia.
Azerbaijan’s Aliyev praises ‘historic’ deal to end war in Nagorno-Karabakh, says TURKISH forces will join Russian peacekeepers.
RT.com 9 Nov, 2020 23:16
Addressing the people of Azerbaijan, President Ilham Aliyev has praised the historic deal mediated by Moscow to end the longstanding conflict with Armenia over Nagorno-Karabakh. Russia’s role in the region will remain significant.
“Baku is glad that the long-term Karabakh conflict is coming to an end,” Aliyev said in the early hours of Tuesday local time (11pm GMT Monday). The agreement is in the interest of both Azerbaijan and Armenia and will lead to a lasting peace and end to [the] bloodshed, he added.
Russia has a “special role” in the settlement of the conflict and its role in further activities in the region will be significant, the Azeri president emphasised. The agreement envisions the deployment of almost 2,000 or so Russian peacekeepers to the line of conflict as Armenian forces withdraw.
According to Aliyev, however, they will be joined by Turkish peacekeepers for a joint mission. Ankara has backed Baku in resolving by force the issue of Nagorno-Karabakh and the surrounding territory, held by ethnic Armenians since 1994.
While Aliyev described the peace treaty as “historic,” Armenian PM Nikol Pashinyan said it was “painful” but necessary.
An ethnic Armenian enclave once within the borders of the Soviet Republic of Azerbaijan, Nagorno-Karabakh seceded from Baku in 1991 as the Soviet Union began to collapse. The clashes that broke out in September continued despite multiple ceasefires arranged by Moscow, and even one mediated by the US. The situation was aggravated by the fact that Azerbaijan received active support from NATO member Turkey, while Armenia is a member of the Collective Security Treaty Organization, a military alliance led by Russia.
Last Edit: Nov 10, 2020 8:17:28 GMT -5 by TsarSamuil
Post by TsarSamuil on Nov 17, 2020 19:33:00 GMT -5
Nagorno-Karabakh residents burn down their homes before Azerbaijan obtains the territory.
RT Nov 14, 2020
Residents of the Kalbajar district, located in the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region, burn heir homes before leaving the territory, which is to be handed over to Azerbaijan in accordance with trilateral agreement signed earlier.
Russian military setting up humanitarian response center in disputed Nagorno-Karabakh to assist refugees displaced by conflict.
RT.com 15 Nov, 2020 16:15
Following the Moscow-brokered armistice between Armenia and Azerbaijan, the Russian military has begun setting up a humanitarian response center in Stepanakert, the de facto capital of the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region.
The conflict over the territory, which had been raging since late September, came to an abrupt end on Monday, after Russia managed to persuade Armenian and Azerbaijani leaders to agree to halt the fighting. As part of the truce, Russian peacekeepers moved into Nagorno-Karabakh to separate the warring sides and curb any possible provocations.
The Russian military has already started setting up a humanitarian response center in Stepanakert, a statement by the Defense Ministry read. Scheduled to be fully operational in a week’s time, the center will see the military, the emergency services, and other Russian agencies working hand in hand to ensure civilians can move around safely as the terms of the Azerbaijani-Armenian truce come into effect.
The Russian troops in Nagorno-Karabakh’s largest city will also be boosted by border guards, and rescue personnel from various federal agencies in the coming days.
Nagorno-Karabakh leader Arayik Harutyunyan said that he welcomed the creation of a Russian humanitarian response center, considering the situation in the breakaway region that result from what he described as “Azerbaijan’s aggression.”
The first units of peacekeepers that arrived in Nagorno-Karabakh earlier this week have already been working to assure the safe return of those who fled the hostilities in the region, which is populated by ethnic Armenians but considered by Azerbaijan to be part of its territory.
The area has been a bone of contention between the South Caucasus neighbors for decades, and they had already fought a bloody war over it between 1988 and 1994.
On Saturday, Russian troops accompanied nine buses carrying 250 people through the Lachin Corridor, with some 450 more refugees expected to make the same journey on Sunday.
With control over some areas in Nagorno-Karabakh being passed to Azerbaijan as part of the armistice, the 6km-long mountain pass is the only remaining route connecting Nagorno-Karabakh with Armenia. The Russian peacekeepers will be protecting this vital artery for at least the next five years.
The ceasefire was upheld along the entire contact line in Nagorno-Karabakh on Sunday, the Defense Ministry said. Russian peacekeepers have been monitoring the situation from 18 observation posts set up across the region, it added, sharing a map of the two “areas of responsibility” (in green and orange), in which the Russian troops are active. Seven more temporary observation posts have been set up along the Lachin Corridor.
Azeris are actually complaining that Armenians aren't being orderly ethnic cleansed..the scum nature of muslims knows no limits
Azerbaijan to demand compensation from Armenia after finding destroyed infrastructure in areas won during Nagorno-Karabakh war.
RT.com 17 Nov, 2020 15:33
Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev has demanded that Armenia pays compensation for damage to infrastructure and buildings in territories re-acquired by Baku, after the recent Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.
The president has accused Yerevan of destroying property before withdrawing from the areas under the terms of the armistice brokered by Moscow last week.
"We are in the center of the city of Jabrayil. There is not a single complete building, not a single one!" Aliyev explained on Monday. "Only the military part was built, the rest of the infrastructure – houses, buildings, schools – everything was destroyed."
Aliyev promised that Yerevan would be held responsible for the destroyed property "in international courts," noting that the Armenians also felled forests on their way out.
"I want to repeat again that international structures and experts will be involved, all the damage will be calculated, and we will demand compensation for 30 years," he said.
Azerbaijani Deputy Minister of Ecology and Natural Resources Vugar Kerimov also joined in, accusing the Armenians of "genocide against nature" in Nagorno-Karabakh.
In the days after the agreement to retreat, videos emerged on social media of Nagorno-Karabakh residents burning their property to stop it from falling into Azeri hands.
On November 9, Aliyev signed a ceasefire with the leaders of Armenia and Russia, Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan and President Vladimir Putin. According to the agreement, areas captured by Baku are to remain under the control of Azerbaijan, with three other regions due to be given to the Azeris at a later date.
By November 20, Azerbaijan is to gain control of the Agdam district, with the districts of Kalbajar and Lachin to become Azerbaijani on November 25 and December 1, respectively. Russian peacekeepers will also be deployed.
On September 27, the frozen Nagorno-Karabakh conflict suddenly erupted once again. The dispute between Azerbaijan and Armenia is decades old, with both countries believing they have legitimate claims to the territory. The region is internationally recognized as part of Azerbaijan, but is primarily populated by ethnic Armenians. Baku had always considered the enclave to be illegally occupied by Yerevan.
Nagorno-Karabakh: Armenian family burns home ahead of Azerbaijan handover.
Ruptly Nov 25, 2020
Mandatory credit to RT
An ethnic Armenian family in the Kaljabar district of the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region prepared to leave their home on Tuesday, ahead of the territory being ceded to Azerbaijan as part of a Russian-brokered truce deal.
Lilit Chobanyan said that this will be the third time that she has been forced to leave her home, after fleeing during the 1990s Nagorno-Karabakh war and also once during the recent conflict.
"It's so painful. Unbearably painful. Your entire life you build and build, try to make life a little more comfortable, so you have something good in your life - and then one day it just all disappears. Gone," Chobanyan said.
"If a dog is killed or mistreated in Europe, the whole world condemns it. What was our crime? What did we do that no one even objected to all the civilians being killed here?” she asked.
As many villagers in Nagorno-Karabakh have done before fleeing to Armenia, Chobanyan's husband Igor Tevosyan also decided to set their home on fire rather than hand it over to Azerbaijan.
Following six weeks of hostilities, Armenia and Azerbaijan signed a Russian-brokered deal to end fighting in Nagorno-Karabakh on November 9.
Under the terms of the deal, 1,960 Russian peacekeepers will be deployed in the disputed region to monitor the ceasefire.
In addition, the agreement sees Azerbaijan obtaining control of the territory it has taken during the six-week conflict, and Armenia relinquishing control of further areas it has held since the Nagorno-Karabakh War in the 1990s.
Last Edit: Nov 29, 2020 5:28:06 GMT -5 by TsarSamuil
Azerbaijan accused of ethnic cleansing as horrifying footage appears to show elderly Armenian man being beheaded by soldiers.
RT.com 9 Dec, 2020 11:31
Shocking video purporting to show Azerbaijani troops executing a civilian has gone viral online, with Armenia alleging that it’s just one of a series of war crimes committed during the recent Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.
In the unauthenticated footage, shared widely by social media users, a man reported to be an elderly ethnic Armenian living in the contested province is seen pinned down by a man in army fatigues, before his throat is cut.
The incident comes as Armenia’s foreign minister used a meeting with his French counterpart in the capital, Yerevan, to allege that “ethnic cleansing” was taking place in Nagorno-Karabakh, according to reports by Russian news agency Sputnik. He also warned that the terms of the current ceasefire may not hold, saying that “by launching military aggression against the self-determination of [the province], Azerbaijan and Turkey have violated their international obligations. Azerbaijan has also violated its obligations in the peace process.”
In October, another viral video sparked fears that war crimes were being committed in the conflict. The footage showed two Armenian men being captured before being shot with their hands tied behind their backs. Armenian authorities identified them as Benik Hakobyan, 73, and Yuri Adamyan, 25. The Council of Europe, the continent’s top legal watchdog, confirmed that it would look into the video as an alleged abuse of human rights. However, the following day, Azerbaijan’s top legal official announced that an investigation into the videos had concluded that they were fake.
At the time, Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan told reporters that deep-seated ethnic tensions underpinned the conflict. He claimed that “Turkey [which provided support to Azerbaijan] has returned to the South Caucasus a hundred years later to continue its policy of genocide against Armenians.”
Baku has also accused Yerevan of committing similar violations of the laws governing warfare. In November, the Azeris announced that they would open an inquiry into potential crimes committed by both sides during the fierce fighting over the disputed province. Another clip shared on social media was said to show Armenian troops executing and beheading an Azeri prisoner of war.
In November, both sides announced a ceasefire agreement after talks brokered by Russian President Vladimir Putin. As part of the deal, Moscow announced that it would deploy troops to the region, in order to act as a barrier between the two sides, as well as to protect civilians.
Fact checkers have issued warnings over a number of shocking videos arising from the fighting in Nagorno-Karbakh, which they claim are part of an ongoing “information war.” One video, which attracted more than a quarter of a million views on Twitter, purported to show Iranians watching Azerbaijani and Armenian troops clash, as though it were a sporting event. However, it has since emerged that the video was taken from a military re-enactment in Russia in 2019.
TsarSamuil: Medicines aren't allowed to be sold on the market without a 15 year trial period, to determine short n long term effects. Sputnik just turned 1 year, others not even that, just months, how can we determine long term effects without the data from long term
Aug 24, 2021 11:22:20 GMT -5
TsarSamuil: exposure? Does anyone have a time machine to go 14 years or so into the future n come back n say whether we have good vaccines? Fear makes world abandon its own standards..Besides, vaccines for other illnesses that have been developed for YEARS actually
Aug 24, 2021 11:23:40 GMT -5
TsarSamuil: help. These covid vaccines are literally SHIT, why else do they demand you take 1, 2 n now 3 shots? The problem is also a disease becomes resilient if u administer a weak vaccine that doesn't do the job proper. Allow illness to survive just makes it strong
Aug 24, 2021 11:25:04 GMT -5
TsarSamuil: instead if we go by the book, we should all wait for a really good vaccine to take out the illness for good. Now...we may never get rid of it..but understandably the world economy has a hard time dealing with lock downs, but that is just needless panic
Aug 24, 2021 11:27:06 GMT -5
TsarSamuil: why Swe had fared well with country not being locked down? Because they are cold people, keeping distance was the thing before covid-19 was ever heard of, I hope world doesn't become like that, but some could use a little common sense n change in behavior.
Aug 24, 2021 11:29:12 GMT -5
TsarSamuil: It's no wonder covid hits so many Arabs in the country, stupid bastards..
Aug 24, 2021 11:29:38 GMT -5
TsarSamuil: If I go to H&M a new shirt, if an Arab wants to buy a pair of pants, not only is his whole family along, his friends, even his freaking grandmother is along n all chattering along in a big dumb group of ignorance..
Aug 24, 2021 11:33:05 GMT -5
Boro: Thx for the response. I'm not sure... It seems the vaccines work, at least people aren't dying of Covid. Those who get ill have a problem, it's not "just a flu". Maybe it's from a chinese laboratory, who knows...
Aug 24, 2021 13:46:55 GMT -5
Boro: I agree regarding Arabs..
Aug 24, 2021 13:50:39 GMT -5
Boro: Be glad, Sweden isn't overpopulated.
Aug 24, 2021 14:11:49 GMT -5
TsarSamuil: true, vaccines do help somewhat, maybe better than nothing..I hope in 2022 we can come out of this nightmare..
Aug 24, 2021 15:38:24 GMT -5
Boro: Horrible times, indeed.
Aug 24, 2021 15:47:41 GMT -5
Boro: Got the first Biontech... Hope it won't kill me.
Nov 1, 2021 9:48:00 GMT -5
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Nov 11, 2021 7:43:15 GMT -5
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Nov 11, 2021 16:26:55 GMT -5