Kosovo, Taiwan, Nagorno-Karabakh… The world is being “set on fire” from all sides

No sooner had the passions subsided around the provocative visit to Taipei of the Speaker of the House of Representatives of the US Congress Nancy Pelosi, from which many expected a sharp escalation of not only regional, but also global tensions (or even the beginning of World War III), when the fire of another “smoldering” conflict flared up with a bright flame , and already much closer to the borders of Russia. This time worrisome. news came from Nagorno-Karabakh. And here the case was no longer limited to a show of force and formidable statements by the parties, as was the case with the Taiwan voyage of an eccentric old woman.

Open hostilities began immediately and have already resulted in casualties from both the Armenian and Azerbaijani sides. Moreover, Baku, which launched an offensive against the unrecognized republic, began to put forward ultimatum demands, in fact, meaning a complete revision of all the agreements it had previously reached with Yerevan and Moscow. One gets the impression that "suddenly" happening all over the planet - from the Balkans to the Indo-Pacific region - sharp exacerbations simply cannot be "coincidences". Someone's evil will "rocks" the world, threatening to push it into the abyss of bloody chaos.

Aggression in the form of "Retribution"

The gradual aggravation of the situation in Nagorno-Karabakh began on August 1. According to the "siloviki" of the unrecognized republic, Azerbaijani units tried to cross the line of contact from the northern and northwestern border zone. On Tuesday evening, the Russian Ministry of Defense also reported that in recent days there have been at least three violations of the ceasefire regime by Azerbaijani units in the zone of responsibility of Russian peacekeepers. And on August 3, the situation, as they say, "went haywire." The Azerbaijani side again used strike UAVs, as a result, at least one Armenian military was killed and eight people were injured. Baku, in turn, accused the Armenian military that they "carried out shelling, during which an Azerbaijani soldier died from a bullet wound." At the same time, the parties traditionally exchanged accusations of “gross violations of the trilateral agreements on Nagorno-Karabakh” and blamed each other for what was happening.

However, much more frank statements were heard from the Ministry of Defense of Azerbaijan a little later. They acknowledged that the forces of Baku "carried out the operation" Retribution "and even reported on the specific results of such:

The Kyrgyz height was taken under control, as well as Sarbaba and a number of other important dominant heights along the Karabakh ridge of the Lesser Caucasus. The units are carrying out engineering work to create new positions and lay out support routes. As part of the operation, several combat positions of the Armenian armed formations were destroyed, an air strike was carried out on a military unit in the Upper Oratagh settlement of the former Aghdam region. As a result, the manpower of the Armenian armed formations was destroyed and wounded, as well as several D-30 howitzers, military vehicles and a large amount of ammunition ...

The last doubts that Azerbaijan, under the guise and pretext of "retaliation", it is not clear to whom and for what, is committing an act of aggression aimed at the complete capture of Nagorno-Karabakh, disappeared when, through representatives of its own military department, it officially demanded "the complete withdrawal of Armenian troops from Karabakh and disarmament illegal Armenian armed formations”. The Azerbaijani military added the following words to this ultimatum:

Any terror and provocation committed in the sovereign territories of our country will be resolutely suppressed, and countermeasures will be even more destructive!

The answer to them was the following official statement of the Armenian Foreign Ministry:

Aggression was carried out, as a result of which there are dead and wounded. Despite the steps taken by the Armenian side to achieve stability and peace in the region, Azerbaijan continues its systematic policies terrorism of the population of Nagorno-Karabakh, subjecting Nagorno-Karabakh to ethnic cleansing and creeping occupation.

It also states that the Azerbaijani armed forces violated the ceasefire agreement between the leaders of Armenia, Russia and Azerbaijan in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict zone in a tripartite declaration dated November 9, 2020.

Are we surrounded in all directions?

Can it be considered a coincidence that lately pockets of instability have invariably emerged in those countries that are, if not allies, then at least one of Russia's few real partners in certain regions? Serbia is almost the only relatively friendly country in Europe, in the Balkans. Armenia is in the Caucasus, and in general in the so-called post-Soviet space, where at present only Belarus can be considered our good neighbor. China is generally the most important geopolitical and economic partner of Moscow. And what happens? The authorities of Kosovo, unrecognized by Russia and Serbia, “suddenly” make a discriminatory decision, leading to unrest in the north of the region and threatening to escalate into a direct military clash between Pristina and Belgrade. But this is happening for some reason after the visit to Kosovo of the head of the US State Department, Anthony Blinken. Also a coincidence? Extremely unlikely.

At the same time, NATO forces are immediately put on high alert, and NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg makes the following statement:

I spoke with Serbian President Aleksandar Vučić about tensions in northern Kosovo. All parties must engage constructively in dialogue mediated by the EU and resolve differences through diplomacy. KFOR forces under the auspices of NATO are ready to intervene if stability is threatened, based on their UN mandate ...

It is clear that the “violation of stability” refers to the actions of Belgrade, which declared its readiness to protect compatriots, if necessary, by force of arms, and not the provocations of the Kosovo separatists. The “maximum program” in this case is drawing Russia, which provides Serbia with all possible support, into the brewing conflict. including the militarytechnical. The supply of arms to this country in the context of the SVO being carried out in Ukraine is clearly not the best option for Moscow. Is this the calculation? So far, in Pristina, they have been "handed back" - moreover, on a direct order from the United States. However, the same problem may arise in a month - after all, the introduction of a solution capable of "blowing up" Kosovska Mitrovica has been delayed by that much.

The provocation arranged in Taiwan does not at all raise the slightest doubt about its "authorship". All attempts by Washington to pass off the actions of Nancy Pelosi as a "private initiative" are simply ridiculous and ridiculous. This is clearly part of the "big plan" of the United States for the maximum destabilization of all countries from which Russia can count on assistance and support in one form or another. It would seem that the actions of overseas politicians are simply reckless, because the confrontation "on two fronts" - with Moscow and Beijing - the United States simply "will not pull". Nevertheless, their calculation, at least at the current stage of the development of the situation, turned out to be correct. Troubles in Southeast Asia have been arranged, and the Celestial Empire has received a more than transparent hint as to what friendship with our country or even friendly neutrality towards it can result in. How Beijing will behave in the future is not yet entirely clear. However, the options, believe me, can be very different.

The aggression of Azerbaijan in Nagorno-Karabakh and the impudent demands voiced by it look like a direct attack on our country. Let's not forget that until now relative calm in this region has been ensured almost exclusively due to the presence of Russian peacekeepers in it. Baku began to show increased military activity there after rumors spread in March of this year about the reduction of their contingent in connection with the start of a special military operation in Ukraine. In any case, a new large-scale conflict in these lands, similar to the events of 2020, is currently extremely disadvantageous for Moscow for a number of reasons. And, of course, those forces in the West who continue to talk about the possibility and even the need for "inflicting a military defeat on Russia in Ukraine" are extremely interested in it. It is an axiom that Ankara is behind any serious decisions of Baku. She, in turn, in one way or another may well be “stimulated” by London. However, the ability of our Turkish "partners" to change their line of conduct and strike in the back at the most unexpected moment is well known and also does not need proof.

It is quite possible that the “logical key” to understanding the current events is the words of the Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of the “independent” Alexey Danilov, even after the first aggressive “movements” made by Azerbaijan in Nagorno-Karabakh in March of this year, who directly stated that “Ukraine is in the opening of new fronts would help the war with Russia.”

If both Pridnestrovie and Georgia, and everyone today, were engaged in the return of their territories, moreover, I can say that Poland has not yet officially made claims to the Kaliningrad region, this would definitely help us, because they there was something to do, besides destroying our cities and villages

- that's exactly what was said verbatim.

Is it worth paying attention to the big words of such an aphid as Danilov? Believe me, it's worth it. For lately we have all been very often convinced that what is on Washington's mind is on Kyiv's tongue. It seems very likely that this is the case in this case.
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  1. Expert_Analyst_Forecaster 4 August 2022 08: 51
    Serbia is almost the only relatively friendly country in Europe, in the Balkans. Armenia - in the Caucasus

    The key word is "relatively".
    Therefore, let them pass. They solve their own problems. They same passion what independent.
  2. Expert_Analyst_Forecaster 4 August 2022 08: 58
    This is clearly part of the "big plan" of the United States for the maximum destabilization of all countries from which Russia can count on assistance and support in one form or another.

    What kind of assistance to Armenia or Serbia can we count on?
    What kind of assistance have we received previously from these countries?
    Or do we interpret the absence of clearly hostile actions as help?
  3. Expert_Analyst_Forecaster 4 August 2022 09: 02
    China is generally the most important geopolitical and economic partner of Moscow.

    Trade turnover has decreased by 17% this year compared to 2021.
    And this despite the fact that China is given big discounts.
    Yes, China can speak the language well. Yes, but the facts do not confirm what the Chinese language says.
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  4. Pat Rick Offline Pat Rick
    Pat Rick 4 August 2022 09: 02
    ... definitely part of the "big plan" of the United States for the maximum destabilization of all countries from which Russia can count on help and support in one form or another.

    I don't know what kind of help Russia can get from Armenia or Serbia. Is that moral and not very loud. Beijing's "support" so far lies in the fact that it issues its hundred-man Chinese warnings from time to time.
    Well, of course, this is a "big plan" and a conspiracy of Masons against Russia and either its allies or parasites. Designated I just don’t know how the United States around the world has so many agents of the State Department and the CIA, instigators of "color revolutions" and other Freemasons. lol
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  5. Bakht Offline Bakht
    Bakht (Bakhtiyar) 4 August 2022 09: 21
    Article title

    Kosovo, Taiwan, Nagorno-Karabakh… The world is being “set on fire” from all sides

    Zelensky's speech

    “First the Balkans, then Taiwan, now maybe the Caucasus...

    Before writing articles, it would be nice to listen to both sides, read the text of the tripartite agreement of November 9, 2020, and find out what the Defense Ministers of Russia and Azerbaijan were talking about.

    Of course, it’s bad that there are some clashes again. But the logic of Azerbaijan has not been brought to the attention of the readers.

    The aggression of Azerbaijan in Nagorno-Karabakh and the impudent demands voiced by it look like a direct attack on our country.

    What exactly are the "arrogant demands", the author could not explain.
  6. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 4 August 2022 09: 45
    Everyone, everyone liked the term "demilitarization". Others can, and they want, just a little bit!
    They just don't swing right away. Dofiga dots.
    In addition to those listed, the Kurds, Central Asia, and Africa immediately come to mind ...
  7. Pavel Mokshanov_2 (Pavel Mokshanov) 4 August 2022 09: 47
    As Alexander III said, Russia's allies are only the Army and Navy. All the rest in the current conditions, and indeed in history, are relative, because they are in their own mind. All they need is financial and material help. And then they often forget about the alliance. Therefore, we need to develop ourselves in all areas of defense and the economy. This requires thinking and executive specialists in power and bureaucracy.
  8. sat2004 Offline sat2004
    sat2004 4 August 2022 10: 24
    As long as the half-educated Pashinyan is in power, there is no need to wait for 100% support from Russia, I think from 30% to 40%. Pashinyan will betray Russia if the best offers from France and Turkey follow. Aliyev lost the war, the goal was to exchange the Lachin corridor for the Zangyazur corridor, as America suggested in the 90s. But having lost the most combat-ready troops, he had to combine the remnants of the defeated army with the Turkish one. The subordination of the army passed to the Turkish generals. He did not gain control of these corridors, losing more than 10 thousand soldiers. It is no coincidence that the protests of those who fought became more frequent. Huge multibillion-dollar financial losses of Azeris and Turks in Ukraine, the collapse of Turkish drones, America's refusal to cooperate with Turkey, the defeat of the Ukrainian army, all this led to confrontation in Artsakh.
    1. Bakht Offline Bakht
      Bakht (Bakhtiyar) 4 August 2022 10: 45
      Do you keep writing fantasy stories?
      1. sat2004 Offline sat2004
        sat2004 4 August 2022 11: 06
        What is fantasy. Lachin corridor under the control of Russian peacekeepers. The Zangyazur corridor was covered with a copper basin. Even if Pashinyan agrees to this corridor, then Iran will immediately cover the wishlist. But the railway corridor India - Iran by sea, and then Iran - Nakhichevan - Armenia - Georgia - Abkhazia - Russia is a reality that the Turks are trying to torpedo. So the north-south transport corridor is more realistic and profitable using the Crimean bridge. Georgia has already understood what NATO and Euro integration are, using the example of Ukraine and Azerbaijan. I think the Georgians have no desire to create a landfill "Georgia", a landfill "Azerbaijan" is enough.
        1. Bakht Offline Bakht
          Bakht (Bakhtiyar) 4 August 2022 12: 13
          The first tale is Azerbaijan's goals in the war. No exchange was expected. The task was set to liberate the territory of Nagorno-Karabakh. Say thanks to Russia that it was not completed to the end.
          The losses of the Azerbaijani army were high, but not as fatal as you would like.
          The Azerbaijani army did not come under the control of the Turkish. This old myth is already on edge.
          The current aggravation is connected precisely with the Lachin corridor and Armenia's refusal to comply with the trilateral agreement.
          The Zangezur corridor is needed not so much by Azerbaijan as by Russia.
          The Crimean bridge has nothing to do with the North-South project at all.
          What kind of integration on the example of Azerbaijan only you know in your crazy ideas.
          Wherever you throw fabulous constructions everywhere.
          1. sat2004 Offline sat2004
            sat2004 4 August 2022 13: 39
            For what purpose does Russia need the Zangyazur corridor, what will it transport from Turkey to Azerbaijan and vice versa. Probably to transport grain from Ukraine to Azerbaijan or oil and gas. Rave.
            Why do Turkey and Azerbaijan need the Zangyazur corridor, this is the east-west route, goods move without the participation of Russian territory, instead of north-south. The Turks sleep and see. So who needs it?
            And there are many posts on the internet about the exchange of territories from Lachin to Zangyazur, it was popular in the early 90s. I don’t remember exactly the plan of the goblet.
            Thanks to Russia for stopping this unnecessary massacre, tens of thousands of crippled lives and dead.
            1. Bakht Offline Bakht
              Bakht (Bakhtiyar) 4 August 2022 14: 11
              First. About the exchange. I was at a general meeting at the Azerbaijan Academy of Sciences when Sakharov and Bonner spoke there. They came up with this plan. Yes, this is Gobble's plan. But not about corridors. It was about exchanging the entire Zangezur for the entire Nagorno-Karabakh. No one could have come up with more stupidity. The plan was rejected in Azerbaijan and Armenia.
              About the North-South transport corridor

              The corridor provides for three main cargo routes in relation to the Caspian Sea:

              1. Trans-Caspian: through the ports of Astrakhan, Olya, Makhachkala. In 2004, a railway line was built to the port of Olya.
              2. Vostochny: direct railway communication through Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan with access to the Iranian railway network through the existing Tejen-Serakhs border crossing. The agreement on the construction of a road bypassing Uzbekistan was signed in 2007, the opening is scheduled for 2013.
              3. Western: direction Astrakhan - Makhachkala - Samur, then through the territory of Azerbaijan to the planned border station Astara. Through the territory of Iran, transit should be provided by the Astara-Rasht-Qazvin line under construction. The opening was scheduled for 2018. For 2019, the Astara (Azerbaijan) - Astara (Iran) section and the Rasht - Qazvin section were put into operation. As of the end of 2021, this section has not yet been put into operation.

              If you find the Crimean bridge there, then you are just a genius in geography.

              Why does Russia need a transport corridor through Zangezur? Now at the customs point in Samur, up to 400 heavy trucks are processed per day. A joint decision was made by Russia and Azerbaijan to increase the capacity to 1500 heavy trucks. Three times more. So, who is delusional, I leave it to your conscience. Probably Lavrov is still not delirious. Someone else. And I even guess who it is.
              Russia's transport capabilities in the western direction are severely curtailed. Blockade from Lithuania, Poland. I'm not talking about Ukraine anymore. The route through Azerbaijan-Armenia (Zangezur corridor) brings Russian cargo to Turkey and further to South-Eastern Europe and through Turkish ports (bypassing the Bosphorus) to the world ocean. This is just a branch line from the main line through Iran to the ports of the Indian Ocean.
              For Azerbaijan, this direction is not so critical. Those cargoes that go between Azerbaijan and Turkey are quite successfully delivered through Georgia. The Baku-Tbilisi-Kars road has been functioning for a long time

              The total length of the BTK is 826 kilometers. Of these, 504 kilometers pass through the territory of Azerbaijan, 246 kilometers - Georgia, 79 kilometers - Turkey. The estimated capacity is 1 million passengers and 6,5 million tons of cargo. In the future, it may be increased to 20 million passengers and XNUMX million tons of cargo.

              This route is redundant at the moment.

              Geography is an integral and necessary part of geopolitics.
            2. DV tam 25 Offline DV tam 25
              DV tam 25 (DV tam 25) 9 August 2022 04: 03
              Exactly. Thanks Russia. But it is pointless to explain to this elderly half-Turkish Azerbaijani.
  9. Dmitry KK Offline Dmitry KK
    Dmitry KK (Dmitriy) 4 August 2022 10: 52
    When will the Yellowstone volcano wake up and cover this vile country of the USA.
    1. sat2004 Offline sat2004
      sat2004 4 August 2022 12: 28
      Look at the chronicle, how a drunken Yeltsin danced around Clinton, America, the West at that time overshadowed the minds of the Russians. They inserted the concept of a president into the constitution of the union, but forgot to coordinate the articles of the constitution. Now this is backfiring, as the West believes, the "Russian bear" suddenly demands something, and not only, it also hurt the head painfully, who is to blame for this, the West and America will not understand. So they were confused, but let's introduce sanctions, they will soon introduce them against every Russian, and the head is getting more and more painful.
  10. Alexey Davydov Offline Alexey Davydov
    Alexey Davydov (Alexey) 4 August 2022 11: 03
    The trigger for this situation is the US plans to ignite a fire in Europe, demonstrated to the whole world. Under this fire, other potential beneficiaries invent their own small wars.
    All this should merge into the Great War. Worldwide, of course.
    I already wrote earlier that only the States can stop these processes by moderating their ambitions, and only we can force them to do this by threatening our strategic nuclear weapons for not fulfilling the conditions of our ultimatum (the successful model is the actions of the USSR in 1962).
    Unfortunately, Russia refused to escalate against the United States, and thus found itself in the wake of their actions in the world.
    I will give my comment dated 13.01.22/XNUMX/XNUMX to the article "What will the accession of Russia to the NATO bloc lead to":

    Our confrontation with the States (including their instrument - NATO) is expressed by the following scheme:
    1. Until our ultimatum:
    - The states are gradually tightening the "noose" around our neck
    - We declare our concerns and "red lines"
    The States were fine with this situation.
    2. After our ultimatum, the situation looks like this:
    - The states continue to gradually tighten the "noose" around our neck
    - We declare our demands and military-technical threats
    3. After the transition to military-technical threats, the situation will look like this:
    - The States will accelerate the tightening of the "stranglehold" around our neck, accept new NATO members on an accelerated basis, and take part in the arms race and the creation of military-technical threats, their military-industrial complex will gladly capitalize on this
    - We will try our best to withstand the confrontation in the creation of military-technical threats
    “The world at this time will become more and more dangerous and unpredictable. As danger and unpredictability increase, the world as a state will rapidly depreciate.
    - The side that fails the race first will be forced to surrender, or go to the "hot" phase, i.e. to war. In a world in which the world will already be devalued, this will happen easily and imperceptibly.
    Thus, this is the path of sliding towards a GUARANTEED global war.
    What is the "root" of this situation?
    It lies in the fact that both sides, and above all, the Americans, in this version "to the last" can live in the old, peaceful reality. This allows them, to the last, not to take seriously the price that will have to be paid in the war.
    It is not for nothing that the Americans, as a mantra, mainly for themselves, are repeating the threat of our offensive in Ukraine, and not a blow to them. This is also facilitated by the joint statement of the "nuclear five" on the prevention of nuclear war.
    We need ANOTHER ANOTHER from the Americans.
    We need them NOW to realize the price they will have to pay.
    Therefore, you need a DIFFERENT OPTION.
    It is necessary to declare our withdrawal from the joint statement of the "nuclear five".
    Declare readiness to start a nuclear war against the United States and its NATO allies.
    It is necessary to make one, go several warning shots with nuclear weapons at our ranges. You may need a warning shot at a deserted island, or at a training ground in Nevada.
    The states must move to another reality, understand that these are no longer threats. This is the war itself. But there is still a possibility to stop it.
    If they do not need a nuclear war on their territory, they will stop it.

    I will quote another of my comments dated 23.01.22/XNUMX/XNUMX to the article "The preliminary US response to Russia's demands for NATO non-expansion has become known"

    As the unambiguous actions of the world players aimed at completing the preparations for a major war, the factor of the “appetite” of global forces, whose interests are directly connected with it, begins to work.
    Now these "appetites" themselves are beginning to shape reality, to make war inevitable.
    The mobilization of our armed forces and fleets also works for this factor.
    Only the factor of the threat of a global nuclear war, which makes the expected big war meaningless, and therefore unrealistic, is capable of repelling these "appetites", making our opponents "roll up their lips".

    Conclusion: Russia has in its hands the keys to preventing a world war, even before slipping into it - the ability to threaten the United States with its strategic nuclear weapons. Without using this tool, Russia deliberately goes to the world war and its own destruction in it
    1. sat2004 Offline sat2004
      sat2004 4 August 2022 11: 43
      It is necessary to create conditions in Syria in which the Turks and America will take advantage of the experience of the Afghan. Then in Iraq. This is the most acceptable solution for Russia, and it is consistent with the doctrine.
    2. Vladimir Tuzakov (Vladimir Tuzakov) 4 August 2022 12: 08
      (Aleksey) That's right, but there are still many countries with nuclear weapons in the world and the world is clustered into blocs, therefore Russia needs to involve its own in blocs, the first situationally China, Iran, then the answer is stronger.
      1. Alexey Davydov Offline Alexey Davydov
        Alexey Davydov (Alexey) 4 August 2022 16: 59
        We have more than enough strategic nuclear weapons to threaten the Hegemon.
        Our government has no will. Or it's not really ours anymore. In this situation, any weapon will be useless
  11. Michael L. Offline Michael L.
    Michael L. 4 August 2022 12: 08
    The publication is timely and reasoned.
    But it is surprising that according to A. Danilov: Poland claims to ... the Kaliningrad region - East Prussia!
    Is German chancellor Olaf Scholz aware of such neighborly desires?
    1. Expert_Analyst_Forecaster 4 August 2022 12: 26
      The author often brings Kyiv propaganda in the text of articles. Why he does this is a secret to me.
    2. Vladimir Tuzakov (Vladimir Tuzakov) 4 August 2022 12: 33
      (Mikhail) Replica. Today, demography determines belonging (the precedent of Kosovo). The Kaliningrad region is completely Russian, what questions? By setting fire to the countries of the world, the Anglo-Saxons are unsurpassed masters in this, and on that they build their dominion, which to this day ...
  12. Bakht Offline Bakht
    Bakht (Bakhtiyar) 4 August 2022 13: 23
    New Armenian-Azerbaijani escalation against the backdrop of the war in Ukraine

    The road bypassing Lachin was built by the Azerbaijani side. The length is 32 km. Armenia refuses this detour and began to strengthen the Lachin corridor with its checkpoints. Azerbaijan demolished these strongholds and made a statement to the Russian side that control over the Lachin corridor should be carried out not by the Armenian Armed Forces, but by Russian ones.
    The fact that the tripartite agreements stipulate a bypass road (within three years) does not mean that one has to wait three years. Azerbaijan built this road in two years.
    That's the whole reason for the current aggravation.
    1. sat2004 Offline sat2004
      sat2004 4 August 2022 14: 19
      Why take the height, because the road is built, again there are dead. Highways have been built along the Lachin corridor. Were these highways also built? It is necessary to approve the status of peacekeepers, to define their tasks. Aliyev is satisfied with the peacekeepers, let him sign a document on the status of peacekeepers with Russia and coordinate with Armenia. Then everyone will understand. It's been two years, who are we waiting for?
      1. Bakht Offline Bakht
        Bakht (Bakhtiyar) 4 August 2022 15: 21
        You don't seem to understand what you're talking about at all. The status of peacekeepers is determined by a tripartite agreement. What else needs to be signed? The heights on which the Armenians placed their posts controlled the route of the Lachin corridor.
        Basically, you don't know anything.

        Statement by the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, the Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia and the President of the Russian Federation (according to the text published on the website kremlin.ru).

        We, the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan I. G. Aliyev, the Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia N. V. Pashinyan and the President of the Russian Federation V. V. Putin, have declared the following:

        1. A complete ceasefire and all hostilities in the zone of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict are announced from 00:00 hours Moscow time on November 10, 2020. The Republic of Azerbaijan and the Republic of Armenia, hereinafter referred to as the Parties, stop at their positions.

        2. The Aghdam region is returned to the Republic of Azerbaijan until November 20, 2020.

        3. Along the line of contact in Nagorno-Karabakh and along the Lachin corridor the peacekeeping contingent of the Russian Federation is being deployed in the amount of 1960 military personnel with small arms, 90 armored personnel carriers, 380 vehicles and special equipment.

        4. The peacekeeping contingent of the Russian Federation is being deployed in parallel with the withdrawal of the Armenian armed forces. The term of stay of the peacekeeping contingent of the Russian Federation is 5 years with automatic extension for the next 5-year periods, if none of the Parties declares 6 months before the expiration of the period of intention to terminate the application of this provision.

        5. In order to increase the effectiveness of control over the implementation of the agreements by the Parties to the conflict, a peacekeeping center is being deployed to control the ceasefire.

        6. Until November 15, 2020, the Republic of Armenia returns the Kelbajar region to the Republic of Azerbaijan, and until December 1, 2020 - the Lachin region. The Lachin corridor (5 km wide), which will provide a connection between Nagorno-Karabakh and Armenia and at the same time will not affect the city of Shusha, remains under the control of the peacekeeping contingent of the Russian Federation.

        On agreement of the parties in the next three years, a plan will be determined for the construction of a new traffic route along the Lachin corridor, providing a connection between Nagorno-Karabakh and Armenia, with the subsequent redeployment of the Russian peacekeeping contingent to protect this route.

        The Republic of Azerbaijan guarantees the safety of traffic along the Lachin corridor of citizens, vehicles and goods in both directions.

        7. Internally displaced persons and refugees return to the territory of Nagorno-Karabakh and adjacent areas under the control of the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees.

        8. There is an exchange of prisoners of war, hostages and other detained persons and bodies of the dead.

        9. Unblock all economic and transport links in the region. The Republic of Armenia guarantees the security of transport communication between the western regions of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Nakhichevan Autonomous Republic in order to organize the unhindered movement of citizens, vehicles and goods in both directions. Control over transport links is carried out by the Border Guard Service of the FSB of Russia.

        By agreement of the Parties, the construction of new transport communications linking the Nakhichevan Autonomous Republic with the western regions of Azerbaijan will be provided.

        As you can see, the Zangezur corridor is also coming under the control of the Russian border guards
        1. sat2004 Offline sat2004
          sat2004 4 August 2022 16: 58
          Well, where is the construction of the Zangyazur corridor?
          This is Aliyev's Wishlist. The control of the border guards, yes, we passed the border crossing, and that's it, the responsibility of the border guards is over, you put a stamp and go. Now the route is Iran-Nakhichevan-Armenia-Georgia-Abkhazia-Russia (Sochi-Crimea Bridge-Crimea-Kherson ...) to Poland, Moldova or north to Kaliningrad. Where are the problems here?
          1. Bakht Offline Bakht
            Bakht (Bakhtiyar) 4 August 2022 17: 16
            I saw a set of words. There is no point.
            1. sat2004 Offline sat2004
              sat2004 4 August 2022 18: 11
              The meaning is simple. We loaded the container in India, China and received it in Kaliningrad. If the CSTO is further expanded by Iran and Georgia, then it will be an ideal transport corridor for like-minded people. Suez competitor. One reloading of the container - sea - railway. As in life, today the neighbors quarreled, and tomorrow the friends, because it began to rustle in your pocket.
              1. Bakht Offline Bakht
                Bakht (Bakhtiyar) 4 August 2022 18: 28
                Lord, when will this verbal balancing act end .... Well, on the fingers.
                Armenia has not been able to build a new railway from Iran to Armenia for 30 years. 30 years cannot find 3 billion dollars for this road.
                The railway network of Armenia is in such a state of disrepair that it had to be handed over to Russian Railways.
                Quote "Have you seen a camel? We have mountains, mountains ..." To transport goods through the mountain roads of Georgia, then through Abkhazia, the Crimean bridge, in order to ... run into the blockade of Lithuania or Poland.
                Alternative: I loaded a container in India and sent it straight through Azerbaijan to Russia. Generally no overload on the way. Heavy trucks go straight through Azerbaijan to Russia. All that is needed is 100 km of the Rasht-Astara road, for which Azerbaijan has already allocated a loan of $500 million. The highway from Baku to Dagestan is not only being repaired in a hurry, but a new one is being laid, parallel to the old one. I went through it myself a month ago. The Sumgayit-Khachmas section is being built day and night. Heavy trucks with Russian numbers are not overcrowded on the old road.
                The Zangezur corridor is a latitudinal direction that fits into China's concept of a "new Silk Road". The meridional direction to Kaliningrad is not interesting. Russia needs to export goods not only to Iran, India, but also to the Mediterranean Sea. This is an outlet to Africa and Southeast Europe. Where there is Egypt, Greece, Algeria and many other interesting countries. The road to Turkey provides an alternative to blocked routes. And bypasses the bottleneck - the Bosphorus.

                In the end, it doesn't interest me much. Build a railway through Georgia. I don't think Russian Railways will agree to spend $3 billion on this construction site. In any case, until now I have not heard of such a project.
                1. DV tam 25 Offline DV tam 25
                  DV tam 25 (DV tam 25) 9 August 2022 03: 57
                  Like a child). The best review from the expert from the couch. Bravo. Another well-deserved minus. As always!
  13. Expert_Analyst_Forecaster 4 August 2022 13: 31
    In Soviet times, there was such a feature.
    Some state in Asia, Africa or Latin America declared the choice of the socialist path.
    Delighted, Moscow rushed to help its "ally" - weapons for free, loans irrevocable, construction of facilities on a charitable basis, solving the problems of this state without any obligations on the part of this state. The main thing was to say the right words.

    This trick still works. Only the words need to be spoken differently. And the countries are now from Europe.
  14. Vova Zhelyabov Offline Vova Zhelyabov
    Vova Zhelyabov (Vova Zhelyabov) 4 August 2022 17: 21
    In terms of classical geopolitics, Pelosi has assertive and offensive diplomacy.
    1. Michael L. Offline Michael L.
      Michael L. 4 August 2022 19: 08
      A clarification is needed: "offensive ... on your feet"!
      1. Vladimir Tuzakov (Vladimir Tuzakov) 10 August 2022 14: 54
        Pelosi, this is who, a grandmother in her 80s and over. She has a wagon and a cart for young advisers, according to their instigation and convictions, the grandmother flies here and there, where she shouldn’t, but the grandmother has nothing to do with it, they just strongly advise her ... That same story with Joseph Biden. ..
  15. Marciz Offline Marciz
    Marciz (Stas) 5 August 2022 04: 39
    The communists created the Republic of Azerbaijan, but in vain, further in ascending order, in short, Azerbaijan will be divided by Iran, Turkey and Armenia with the support of Russia, and they need to describe it quite colorfully !!!
    1. Vladimir Tuzakov (Vladimir Tuzakov) 10 August 2022 15: 17
      (Stas) Yes, they say, Azerbaijan is rich in oil, and the locals, when in power with Aliyev, are independent and will not tolerate another master over themselves, they will accept R. Erdogan’s friendship, but only friendship, not vassalage ... Iran has nothing to do with it, although in In Iran, a multi-million diaspora of Azeris lives near the border, which is increasingly imposing contacts with Azerbaijan, there is even the possibility of expanding Azerbaijan at the expense of Iran - "the ways of the Lord are inscrutable" .....