SouthFront: Few realized that Russian troops were in Azerbaijan


Signing of the tripartite agreement between Russia, Armenia and Azerbaijan on Nagorno-Karabakh, not everyone was able to appreciate it, writes the network edition SouthFront.


As a result of the 44-day war in Nagorno-Karabakh, a new balance of forces began to form in the Transcaucasus. Moscow's peacekeeping efforts have resulted in no bloodshed in the region for a week.

Before that, Azerbaijan won an important victory, taking control of the city of Shusha, symbolic for the Armenians. After that, the warring parties, through the mediation of Moscow, were able to agree. Baku guarantees communication between Yerevan and Stepanakert (Khankendi) through the Lachin corridor. In turn, Yerevan undertook to return part of the territories and organize a transport corridor from Azerbaijan to the Nakhichevan Autonomous Republic through South Armenia. Moreover, the latter is much more important for Azerbaijanis than a military victory over the Armenians, since it makes it possible to reduce dependence on the Turks. It is no secret that for three decades the Nakhichevan Autonomous Republic was cut off from Azerbaijan and strongly dependent on Turkey.

As for Turkey, for a long time it has been trying to become the leader not only of the Turkic world, but wants to lead all the Muslims of the planet. In relation to Baku, Ankara uses the concept of "two states - one nation" to tie it to itself. The Turks planned to acquire military bases on Azerbaijani soil and build a railway to Nakhichevan. Therefore, Ankara is not happy with the agreements signed without its participation.

At the same time, the creation of a corridor through South Armenia is also beneficial for the Turks, since their cargo will no longer need to go around the Armenian territory through Georgia. Moreover, Ankara will not even have to organize diplomatic relations with Yerevan, since Turkish goods under the guise of Azerbaijani goods will transit.

The benefits for Russia are more substantial. Both of these transport routes will be controlled by Moscow. The Lachin corridor is guarded by peacekeepers, and the road in southern Armenia is guarded by the border guards of the Russian FSB. In addition, few people realized that Russian troops are now on the territory of Azerbaijan and the 15th mechanized (peacekeeping) brigade has been registered there for a long time. In fact, Russia recognized the region as part of Azerbaijan and deployed its military base there. The realization that Moscow has settled there for a long time does not cause joy in Ankara, since it disrupts the implementation of what was previously conceived.

It should be noted that Baku demonstrates unexpected softness towards Armenians and a desire to conduct a constructive dialogue. Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev assured Russian leader Vladimir Putin that no one would touch churches and temples, since Azerbaijanis are a religiously tolerant people.

From all this, we can conclude that Aliyev is not going to give his country to the Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan, turning it into a province of Great Turkey or the Neo-Ottoman Empire. Baku has chosen the vector of close cooperation with Moscow, and this is obvious.
  • Photos used: Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation
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  1. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 17 November 2020 14: 04
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    not going to give his country

    - did the unknown online publication SouthFront say that?

    In fact, all who need to have realized. A bunch of articles about peacekeepers and reversals.
    Everyone benefits.
    1. Kristallovich Offline Kristallovich
      Kristallovich (Ruslan) 17 November 2020 14: 18
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      unknown online publication SouthFront

      This is unknown to you due to limited horizons.
    2. Bitter Offline Bitter
      Bitter (Gleb) 18 November 2020 12: 17
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      Everyone benefits.

      It seems that everyone won from this conflict, the Armenians and Azerbaijanis, the Turks did not lose out and the Russians are ahead on a white horse. Somehow too enchanting. In general, it looks like another "conserved" hearth, stored up, if not for tomorrow, then for posterity.
  2. Bulanov Offline Bulanov
    Bulanov (Vladimir) 17 November 2020 14: 52
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    As for Turkey, for a long time it has been trying to become the leader of not only the Turkic world, but wants to lead all the Muslims of the planet.

    - Well, if the Uzbeks remember the glorious commander Tamerlane, who defeated the Ottomans both in Ankara and Smyrna (Izmir), then all Erdogan's attempts to Central Asia are in vain.
  3. Petr Vladimirovich (Peter) 17 November 2020 19: 02
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    So far, as they say, friendship-peace-souvenir ...
    The Karabakh people are at home, there is a corridor to the "mainland", the Azerbaijanis are returning from where they left, the Turks are restoring the railway. Communication is one-way through Armenia Nakhichevan "mainland" and they carry goods to Baku in a shorter way than through Georgia. The whispering and blissfulness of the air!
    As for our peacekeepers. In 1975, in March, he spent the night in an army tent during a live shooting in the desert in Algeria. I hope that warm containers will provide ...
  4. cooper Offline cooper
    cooper (Alexander) 18 November 2020 01: 09
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    Russia's benefit from this conflict is somewhat doubtful.
    1. shinobi Offline shinobi
      shinobi (Yuri) 18 November 2020 07: 13
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      And what was the benefit from the peacekeepers in Ossetia and how did it end up for Georgia? A similar scenario is being worked out with an amendment to the region. Azerbaijan is more afraid of its ally than the Russian peacekeepers.
      1. kot711 Offline kot711
        kot711 (vov) 18 November 2020 12: 21
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        And what was the benefit from the peacekeepers in Ossetia and how did it end up for Georgia?
        And how did it end for the Russian Federation? Of course you don't give a damn about our victims. In the meantime, the Turks are pulling together troops to the line of demarcation.
        1. shinobi Offline shinobi
          shinobi (Yuri) 18 November 2020 14: 33
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          Did you understand what he said? Why should I be worried about someone else's war, God knows where and why the hell? Who is to blame for the current situation? Russia in general and I in particular? No, I am immensely sorry for all the victims, but somehow softer, these are your problems. And our peacekeepers, as in their time in Ossetia, precisely in order that these problems remain not ours. We can help in solving it, but even then if you ask. No more. And the Turks, stand up and leave. This is nothing more than an attempt to take on fright. With a direct attack, the CSTO charter will work. A direct conflict between a NATO country and the CSTO is a local nuclear war. Erdogan understands this very well.
          PS: Personal Non-Cited Opinion-The Karabakh problem can be solved in only one way, absorption. It does not matter who it will be, Azerbaijan or Armenia.
          1. kot711 Offline kot711
            kot711 (vov) 19 November 2020 17: 46
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            Did you understand what you said?
            I understand that mom and dad did not teach how to address a stranger. If you cannot think, then I consider the conversation unnecessary.
            1. shinobi Offline shinobi
              shinobi (Yuri) 22 November 2020 11: 16
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              So shut up in a rag, thinker. Nick in Latin with a number. A sure sign of a troll on the salary of a banned many times. Where do you find a stranger? Israel, Turkey, Canada? From whom do you feed? You are our guardian, according to nivinno-killing! Ah, yes, you -zh silent.
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