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Armenia – Azerbaijan conflict destabilizes Caucasus, threatens Russian security

Via RT (https://www.rt.com/russia/502636-armenia-azerbaijan-nagorno-karabakh-trick/)…

The information war between Armenia and Azerbaijan is as keenly fought as the one on the battlefields of the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh. On Monday evening, both sides celebrated purported successes while downplaying setbacks.

The conflicting accounts featured an Azerbaijani report on the capture of three villages and Armenian claims of eliminating 200 enemy troops.

Armenia’s Defense Ministry said that the forces of Nagorno-Karabakh successfully implemented a “tactical trick” on Monday, which allowed them to deliver significant losses to Azerbaijan’s military.

According to the ministry, the fighters imitated retreat from their battle positions in one of the key areas on the contact line. And when the Azerbaijani soldiers moved in to occupy the ground that they thought was abandoned, they walked straight into a trap.

An Azerbaijani unit was subject to intensive artillery fire and lost some 200 soldiers before fleeing, the Armenian side insisted.

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Tom Ellerbe
Tom Ellerbe
October 6, 2020

Historical lesson by Alexander is excellent as usual. I do not think however that Alex or Alexander know what Russia or Putin is thinking on this issue. I think Russia and Putin understand Turkey more than anyone else does. We do not know all the facts.

Luka-The-K9
Reply to  Tom Ellerbe
October 7, 2020

Well…The Duran has heritage in this part of the world so we must respect their analysis.

Helga I. Fellay
Helga I. Fellay
October 6, 2020

Thank you both for this. It’s the best, most cogent and detailed explanation of this sudden war I have seen so far. I had no idea that the oil pipeline might have been the motivating factor for Turkey’s involvement in this war. I had assumed that Erdogan’s motivation was his ambition to enter the history books as the Great Sultan Recep the Magnificent. How foolish of me! (I still suspect though that he enjoys lording it over Putin with the ever present threat of being able to deny Putin access to the Med, the same way he enjoys lording it… Read more »

Brokenspine66
Brokenspine66
October 6, 2020

The problem is that the US and their various accomplices in crimes exploit the situation and fuel + enlarge the tensions + conflict with any cynical sinister means possible to cause lot of quagmires for Russia and the neighboring Iran as well.

Smoking Eagle
Smoking Eagle
Reply to  Brokenspine66
October 6, 2020

I wouldn’t be at all surprised to learn that the US is not only exploiting the situation but started it to continue with its encirclement of Russia.

John Suttle
John Suttle
October 7, 2020

Could an additional motivation of this war be pan turkism? I am talking about an intergration of the Turkic nations of Central Asia with Turkey and Azerbaijan. The Turkic council was formed just after the break up of USSR. The intergration of theses nations appears to be a goal of the organization. Just a thought.

Olivia Kroth
October 7, 2020

The Armenian-Azeri crisis does not “destabilize” Russia at all. Russia is the mediator in this conflict. Russia is a good friend and ally of both governments and will help them to resolve their differences.

President Putin’s thoughts are not known to the public at all. The only people who know what President Putin truly thinks and plans are President Putin himself and his colleagues of the Russian Secret Services.

Surely they will not go publicize their thoughts and plans to any foreign analysts.

Olivia Kroth
Reply to  Olivia Kroth
October 7, 2020

TASS:

“Media should behave responsibly, not spew nonsense – Putin”

https://tass.com/politics/1209493

Olivia Kroth
October 7, 2020

TASS:

Russia shows balanced approach to current Karabakh conflict – Azerbaijani diplomat

https://tass.com/world

Olivia Kroth
Reply to  Olivia Kroth
October 9, 2020

TASS:

President Putin invites Armenian and Azerbaijani ministers to Moscow for talks

https://tass.com/world/1210321

Last edited 21 days ago by Olivia Kroth

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