Russia is unlikely to agree to use the CSTO, despite Azerbaijan's invasion of Armenia

On the night of September 13, large-scale clashes began on the border between Armenia and Azerbaijan. The parties report on the shelling and the dead, mutually accusing each other of violations.

Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan called the countries with the world's largest Armenian diasporas. He phoned Russian President Vladimir Putin, French leader Emmanuel Macron and US State Department Secretary Anthony Blinken. Pashinyan asked Putin to use the mutual assistance treaty, as well as the CSTO and the UN. At night, the 102nd Russian military base in Gyumri was raised on alarm. Then Macron called for a meeting of the UN Security Council due to the aggravation on the Armenian-Azerbaijani border, and Blinken, on behalf of Washington, demanded an immediate cessation of hostilities.

Over the past night, 49 Armenian and 8 Azerbaijani servicemen were killed. By morning, the parties informed that they had agreed on a ceasefire from 09:00. However, as of 13:30, skirmishes at the border have not stopped and the de facto ceasefire is not working.

At the same time, sources from Baku reported that the Azerbaijani authorities expect Armenia to fulfill the previously reached agreements, otherwise the Azerbaijani army "will cut a road on its own" to Nakhichevan. The Azerbaijani Defense Ministry also announced countermeasures that would be used to "neutralize firing points" and blamed Yerevan for the escalation.

In turn, it was reported from Yerevan that Azerbaijani troops had invaded the sovereign land of Armenia. In a number of Armenian border cities, the evacuation of the civilian population began, and the authorities threatened Baku to involve the CSTO in the event of a continuation of the confrontation. At the same time, they hinted from Yerevan that if the CSTO does not provide assistance, then Armenia will begin the procedure for withdrawing from the useless organization for it.

Iran has also responded. The Iranian Foreign Ministry said in a statement that any changes in the border between Armenia and Azerbaijan are unacceptable for Tehran.

At the same time, the CSTO confirmed the receipt of a request from Armenia. The organization believes that the use of force on the Armenian-Azerbaijani border is unacceptable, so countries should use political and diplomatic methods to resolve disputes.

As for Moscow, it is unlikely to agree to involve the CSTO in this case. It is ready to consider the presence of the CSTO peacekeeping contingent, but Azerbaijan objects and believes that Turkey, which is close to it, is more suitable for this role.

The most interesting thing is that Turkey is the beneficiary of the next escalation between Armenians and Azerbaijanis. In any case, Russia, the US and France will have to communicate with Ankara to influence Azerbaijan. Now Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will be able to bargain for himself American F-16 fighters, the end of Paris's support for the Greeks and the improvement of the terms of the "grain deal" with the Russian Federation for the export of Ukrainian agricultural products.
  • Photos used: Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation
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  1. Bakht Offline Bakht
    Bakht (Bakhtiyar) 13 September 2022 15: 39
    The most interesting thing is that Turkey is the beneficiary of the next escalation between Armenians and Azerbaijanis.

    Turkey is always imagining you. Although I am not a fan of Erdogan, it seems to me that America is the beneficiary.
    1. Shmurzik Offline Shmurzik
      Shmurzik (Seymslav) 13 September 2022 23: 16
      Quote: Bakht
      but it seems to me that America is the beneficiary.

      lənətə gəlsin amerika , lənətə gəlsin İnglis...
      It's funny to me now, how about you? On Fridays, for about forty years now, it sounds ...
  2. tkot973 Offline tkot973
    tkot973 (Konstantin) 13 September 2022 16: 26
    Of course, this conflict is beneficial to the states, however, like any other on this planet. Or rather, not to the states, but to those who are intensively redrawing the map of the world.
    And Turkey, what about Turkey? This is another pawn, although it has its own Wishlist.
  3. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 13 September 2022 16: 30
    Forge the iron while it's hot.
    And there are probably a lot of provocateurs on both sides
  4. Hayer31 Offline Hayer31
    Hayer31 (Kashchei) 13 September 2022 17: 09
    The Kremlin abandoned the Russians in Izyum in Odessa and many many other places, but what is better for Armenians? Only there was loot for V.V. and his surroundings, the rest is unimportant.
  5. Irek Offline Irek
    Irek (Paparazzi Kazan) 13 September 2022 17: 47
    In Yerevan, the largest Yusov embassy in the world, until they are "shortened", there is nothing more to help the Armenians.
    1. Hayer31 Offline Hayer31
      Hayer31 (Kashchei) 13 September 2022 18: 12
      Is Izyum also home to the largest US embassy? why did they leave and forget the Russians there? What does it matter where what is? The fact is that while V.V. in a post with Russian interests, you can forget. How many times did V.V. said he was being lied to! Even he himself understood, and you?
  6. HattinGokbori87 Offline HattinGokbori87
    HattinGokbori87 13 September 2022 17: 55
    It's funny that the areas that Armenia considers its territory are recognized as part of Azerbaijan by the rest of the world. Despite the 2020 deal, Armenia has not fully retreated to its border and is still trying its best to cling to as much land as possible. Even when they release the village, mines are laid and the remaining structures are burned. This makes the promised resettlement of more than 700 displaced Azerbaijani refugees a very costly, lengthy and risky process.
    Fortunately, the 2020 agreement is very clear, but Armenia will not let go of these lands without a new war, as it feels that this time France and even Russia will be on its side. The only lands they have so far demilitarized (after extensive mining, of course) are only those that Russia forced them to vacate.
    But Armenia seems to have decided that it no longer has to comply with the agreement. The main task that the Russian "peacekeepers" are doing now is to prevent Azerbaijan from starting a new war before Armenia is fully prepared.
    Armenia needed a good lesson, and Putin gave it to them. But it will not resolve the key issue that made Armenia dependent on Russia in the first place. This is politics.
  7. gorenina91 Offline gorenina91
    gorenina91 (Irina) 13 September 2022 17: 55
    Russia is unlikely to agree to use the CSTO, despite Azerbaijan's invasion of Armenia

    - Personally, I - absolutely do not know - what is happening there now - somehow not up to it!
    - But what about our Russian contingent - maybe someone will clarify its actions and state at the moment !!! - That's what I would like to know first of all !!!
  8. sat2004 Offline sat2004
    sat2004 13 September 2022 17: 56
    Ze and Aliyev are controlled by NATO. The Turks decided to take revenge on Russia for the Turkish gangs destroyed in Syria. Leninist Azerbaijan under the Turkish command tried to create a second front, to support it, but it did not work out. CSTO, Iran have had their say. As long as there is NATO, there will be people like Zee and Aliyev who will carry out the will of their masters. This is the fate of all artificially created states, especially on the territory of the former Russian empire.
    1. Dukhskrepny Offline Dukhskrepny
      Dukhskrepny (Vasya) 13 September 2022 18: 26
      All states are artificially created. Nothing is created in this world by itself. As long as there is France and the United States, Armenians will become impudent. Armenia is a burden for Russia. Half of the Armenians already live in Rostov Artsakh
  9. Dukhskrepny Offline Dukhskrepny
    Dukhskrepny (Vasya) 13 September 2022 18: 28
    Armenia is a useless burden. And the base in Armenia is imposed on the drunk Eltsman. For Russia, Turkey and Azerbaijan are more important than noisy and rotten Armenia.
  10. zzdimk Offline zzdimk
    zzdimk 13 September 2022 18: 29
    Let the Armenians recruit volunteers from Moscow and the coast of the Black mine of the Krasnodar Territory - there are more of them than the entire Azerbaijani army.
    1. sat2004 Offline sat2004
      sat2004 13 September 2022 18: 41
      Yes, there is no Azeri army, the Artsakh Autonomous Okrug was destroyed, its remnants, say thank you to the mercenaries, after Aliyev's request for the entry of Russian peacekeepers, came under the control of the Turkish army and today are controlled by NATO through the Turkish army.
    2. passing by Offline passing by
      passing by (passing by) 13 September 2022 18: 46
      There are 2 million Armenians in Russia. There are 15 thousand Russians in Armenia. there are 150 thousand Russians in Azerbaijan and they do not support Armenians.
  11. Breard Offline Breard
    Breard (Serg) 14 September 2022 04: 59
    But in vain! Only strength and observance of the undertaken obligations!
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  13. kriten Online kriten
    kriten (Vladimir) 15 September 2022 11: 01
    Who is CSTO? Russia and satellites of Britain, the USA and Turkey.