Crowds of Azerbaijanis continue to provoke the Russian military on the line of demarcation in Karabakh

For the second day, a protest action by Azerbaijani "eco-activists" has been going on in the section of the Lachin corridor near the city of Shusha, which connects Armenia with Nagorno-Karabakh. Aggressive mobs continue to provoke Russian peacekeepers along the demarcation line in this explosive region.

Currently, the only road from Yerevan to Stepanakert remains blocked. The outrageous actions of “eco-activists” are a flagrant violation of the tripartite statement (of the leaders of Russia, Armenia and Azerbaijan) on a ceasefire of November 2020.

The action began on the morning of December 12. The protesters said they would not rest until the "exploitation" of the region's natural resources stopped. They rejected the request of the Russians to stop blocking the road and began to set up tents in front of the checkpoint.

The confrontation there continued into the dark. The situation remains tense, and the Russian military, led by the commander of the contingent, Major General Andrei Volkov, is strengthening their positions. Video from the area testifies to what is happening.

On December 13, even more Azerbaijani “public activists” arrived at the scene. They began to chant: "Volkov, answer!" (they want him to come to them for negotiations - ed. note) and "End environmental terror!".

It should be noted that behind the speeches of all kinds of "eco-activists" there are almost always certain economic or political interests. Just like that, large crowds do not gather. In this case, we are talking, most likely, about lobbying the interests of those who seek the withdrawal of Russian peacekeepers from the region.

Ukrainian blogger Anatoly Shariy commented on what is happening in his Telegram channel. He suggested that the servicemen of the Azerbaijani army under the guise of civilians could carry out their activities on the spot, or, judging by the characteristic finger signs and howls, these are representatives of the Turkish nationalist organization Gray Wolves (Bozkurtlar).

In 2020, it was them that Turkey sent to Karabakh. Some of them are associated with groups of Turkmens and the Muslim Brotherhood (a terrorist organization banned in the Russian Federation. - Note ed.) and even included a number of former ISIS militants (a terrorist organization banned in the Russian Federation. - Note ed.). Most likely, Erdogan, a friendly friend of Russia, will continue, this is only a weak test, and wait for an opportunity - shooting back or something else in order to help Russia-friendly Azerbaijan finally crush and bend Russia-friendly Armenia

Shary wrote.
Dear reader, to leave comments on the publication, you must sign in.
  1. Vladimir Tuzakov (Vladimir Tuzakov) 13 December 2022 17: 48
    Yes, such organized provocations must be answered very deliberately. .. The chants of the demonstrators are answered in the same way over the loudspeaker by skilled propaganda specialists. That is, to better influence the crowd with arguments and other things .. That is, to defeat enemy propaganda in the square with the same propaganda weapon. Such skillful propagandists in the right language (in this case, Azerbaijani) are selected and further trained, like other negotiators .. According to actions, for example, remove the tents lined up with a tractor with a bulldozer blade, moving slowly no more than 2 km per hour, warning several times in advance on the removal of tents from roadblocks, as from a restricted security zone. Do not give the demonstrators full will, stop too brazen actions with deliberate measures, up to tear gas, warn about a possible use before use. You need to SPEAK to the crowd loudly, convincingly and intelligibly. Propaganda and the struggle for minds today are more important than military action.
    1. Romanovski Offline Romanovski
      Romanovski (Roman) 13 December 2022 19: 28

      Vitaly Milonov, a member of the Russian State Duma Committee on International Affairs, commented on the blocking of the Lachin corridor in Nagorno-Karabakh (Armenian name Artsakh) by Azerbaijanis.

      In a conversation with a RUSARMINFO correspondent, Milonov said that there is no intelligence on the faces of the so-called environmentalists, what is happening is a boorish trick, for which the leadership of Azerbaijan must be held accountable for its obligations under international agreements.

      The deputy told what should be the reaction of Russia and the Russian peacekeepers deployed in Karabakh to provocations by the Azerbaijanis. According to the deputy, Baku intends to provoke a humanitarian catastrophe in Karabakh.
    2. The comment was deleted.
    3. Romanovski Offline Romanovski
      Romanovski (Roman) 13 December 2022 20: 02
      In violation of all sorts of agreements, starting with the Trilateral Statement on 09/11/20 and ending with subsequent agreements, including at the highest level, Azerbaijan sent military personnel into the Lachin corridor, allegedly to ensure the safety of "environmentalists" in the area of ​​responsibility of the RMK.

      In the Berdzor (Lachin) corridor, special forces have been added today to the Azerbaijani "environmentalists" who have been blocking the only Artsakh-Armenia road for the second day.

      According to the Azerbaijani media, police special forces were sent "to protect the protesters and journalists from Russian peacekeepers."

    4. Romanovski Offline Romanovski
      Romanovski (Roman) 13 December 2022 20: 13
      Because of the criminal policy of Azerbaijan, 270 children were left on the roads in winter weather

      Since yesterday, 270 children have been left on the roads in winter weather.

      Since 10:30 am on December 12, 270 children have been left on the roads in winter weather as a result of the closure of the only road connecting Artsakh with Armenia by representatives of the so-called “civil” and “environmental” movements of Azerbaijan.
      The number of children was also confirmed by the human rights activist of Artsakh.

      It is obvious that the blockade of the road and the isolation of tens of thousands of civilians, the blockade of Artsakh does not pursue any environmental goal. This is part of the criminal policy of Azerbaijan to destroy the Artsakh Armenians. This is a special goal of the Azerbaijani authorities. Separate Artsakh from Armenia, but also terrorize and isolate the civilian population.

      Children are separated from their families and there are serious problems with access to water, food and health care.

      Human rights and especially children's rights have nothing to do with political issues, whether a territory is recognized or not, so it is imperative that international organizations involved in the protection of children's rights respond immediately to eliminate violations of internationally guaranteed children's rights.

      Obviously, the closure of the only road connecting Artsakh with Armenia is a continuation of the criminal policy of Azerbaijan to expel Armenians from Artsakh.
    5. Romanovski Offline Romanovski
      Romanovski (Roman) 13 December 2022 20: 14
      Evil always hides under sheep's clothing. In recent years, this sheep's skin has been numerous organizations, people and foundations that call themselves environmentalists and fighters for human rights. They attack people, cities and entire states, inventing a variety of reasons for this.
      Barely babbling girl Greta Thunberg several years ago literally brought the leadership of the UN and the heads of state of Europe to their knees, demanding to stop polluting the world. After it turned out that Greta was moving on private boards, and her speeches were written by third parties, the girl was written off as scrap. The doll worked - the doll was thrown out, new ones were put up.
      For the past six months, the cities of the world and their museums have been attacked by the next Greta dolls - the new "eco-activists" from the "stopoil" movement. The style is the same, the money is oil kings. The other day, a bad example was picked up in Azerbaijan by sending "environmental defenders" from among the Azerbaijanis to block the road to Artsakh.
      But where is the environment, and where is Azerbaijan? The Azerbaijanis themselves are well aware of the landfills throughout the country, and the pollution of the Caspian Sea, and the fact that Baku behind the front facades is, to put it mildly, not the cleanest space, about the huge polluted territories in the south, from where poisonous winds blow, and about much more. And what does Artsakh have to do with it - the land of greenery and purest waters? Probably, everyone should do their own thing and not try to hide their problems behind attacks on a neighbor?
      In any case, behind every attack by "eco-activists" there are real victims, losses, scandals. In the case of Artsakh, these are the most ordinary and simple people, residents of the republic, those who definitely have nothing to do with ecology. Their relatives who are dying in the hospitals of Artsakh until the roads are open, children and relatives who cannot move, schoolchildren, suppliers and merchants, the most ordinary grandparents who will not see their relatives at Christmas.
      In my opinion, there is nothing worse than a situation where lies and hatred are covered with good intentions. The last, as you know, paved the way in one direction - to hell.

      (T. Kandelaki)
    6. Romanovski Offline Romanovski
      Romanovski (Roman) 13 December 2022 20: 17
      History repeats itself, Azerbaijan's behavior patterns are predictable: Hoffmann

      Since the end of the Karabakh war in 2020, the territory of Nagorno-Karabakh has been connected to Armenia by a single road. This road has been blocked by the Azerbaijani government for more than 24 hours. A humanitarian catastrophe is inevitable.

      The blockers pose as environmental activists, but no one believes it. In addition to the fact that political protests in Azerbaijan are usually suppressed with brute force, these "demonstrators" had to cross the forbidden military zone in advance.

      The protest action is organized by the government of Azerbaijan and is part of the state program of terror against the civilian population in Nagorno-Karabakh. The road is actually guarded by Russian peacekeepers, but they have not done anything yet.

      The Armenians of Nagorno-Karabakh have bitter memories: after peaceful demonstrations in 1988, Azerbaijan imposed a complete blockade of the region. The blockade was followed by a brutal military aggression that began in 1991 and was directed primarily against the civilian population (full report by Human Rights Watch).

      History repeats itself: Azerbaijan's behavior patterns are predictable. The international community could learn from this and respond accordingly. But the opposite is true: EU Special Representative for the South Caucasus Toivo Klaar remains silent. The foreign policy line of the federal government and the EU is complete capitulation to the brutal dictatorship in Baku. Germany and the EU are on the side of Aliyev and make each other accomplices.

      ©️ Head of the office of the head of the Die PARTEI party, MEP from Germany Martin Sonneborn D. Hoffmann
    7. Romanovski Offline Romanovski
      Romanovski (Roman) 13 December 2022 20: 23
      Baku will force Moscow to restore order in Karabakh: it's time for Azerbaijan to decide
      Permissiveness of Baku in Karabakh will end: Russia will restore order

      A group of Azerbaijanis in civilian clothes continue to block the Stepanakert-Goris (Lachin corridor) highway connecting Armenia with Nagorno-Karabakh (Armenian name Artsakh).

      In a conversation with a RUSARMINFO correspondent, military expert Alexei Leonkov said that Azerbaijan misjudges Russia's capabilities, regarding the lack of reaction as a sign of weakness.

      Leonkov noted that such a situation cannot continue indefinitely, and as a result, a reaction from Russian peacekeepers will follow. The expert also told how Moscow treats the provision of "humanitarian aid" to Kyiv from Baku.

    8. Romanovski Offline Romanovski
      Romanovski (Roman) 13 December 2022 20: 24
      The mine works for people to live, if this is an environmental problem for Azerbaijanis, then there is nothing more to talk about with these people. No one, neither Azerbaijan, nor Russia, nor Armenia, has the right to indicate what the people of Artsakh should do on their territory. No one spoils the ecology of Azerbaijan, even if they think so, then we can talk about changing the course of the river and building a bridge in the Shusha region, about building a tunnel in the Hadrut region. With these steps, Azerbaijan caused even more environmental damage.
    9. Romanovski Offline Romanovski
      Romanovski (Roman) 13 December 2022 20: 27
      Facts of Azerbaijani terror against the environment and false statements of protesters

      There is no doubt that the blocking of the Lachin corridor, which connects Artsakh with the outside world, has nothing to do with Azerbaijan's "concern" about the environment.

      This is evidenced by numerous facts of how the Azerbaijani authorities spare their own ecological environment and the nature of the occupied regions of Artsakh.

      Suffice it to recall several incidents, such as, for example, the discharge of sewage and other sewage into the Caspian Sea, the destruction of millennial rocks for the construction of a plant, the destruction of forests and mountains for roads, tunnels, etc. No one should have any illusions about Azerbaijan. It is a terrorist state that can only destroy and kill.
    10. Romanovski Offline Romanovski
      Romanovski (Roman) 13 December 2022 20: 34
      The deliberate, brazen provocation that has been going on since yesterday is a pattern that it would be a crime to turn a blind eye to.

      For the second time in a month, Azerbaijanis block the road to Artsakh, blockading the region and guaranteeing a humanitarian catastrophe for its inhabitants. They overlap in their usual style: hiding behind non-existent environmental works, spreading threats and bozkurt signs.

      This is yet another violation of the Tripartite Agreement of November 10, another crime against the Armenian people, another act that comes naturally from the political weakness of some subjects.

      These few hours that the Stepanakert-Goris highway is blocked, hundreds of our compatriots are in difficult winter conditions, isolated and endangered by Azerbaijani robbers from the main road. These few hours that the road was blocked should have been used for more decisive action on the part of those who are able to resolve the issue. With every lost hour, the confidence of the Azerbaijani military in their impunity is strengthened, it becomes possible to plan and implement even more serious provocations. These few hours can turn into several days, several weeks, months. And the odds will definitely not be in our favor.

      The people of Artsakh are in for genocide if everything is left as it is and the Azerbaijanis are allowed to use such levers of influence on the Russian and Armenian governments. Artsakh must be free. The Armenian people are now obliged to do everything possible to ensure their safety.
      Russian peacekeepers are installing modular checkpoints on the territory of the Lachin corridor near the section blocked by Azerbaijani "environmentalists".

    11. Romanovski Offline Romanovski
      Romanovski (Roman) 13 December 2022 20: 45
      For 2 days, hundreds of Azerbaijanis have been insulting Russian soldiers in Nagorno-Karabakh

      There are a bunch of different videos where you can see how Azerbaijanis push Russian soldiers like girls, with a mockery, cynically look into their eyes provoking a conflict, poke their fingers in their eyes in the form of a “boz gurd” sign (the ideology of pan-Turkism), alluding to that they will destroy Russia, Azerbaijani soldiers put Russian soldiers in a row, demanding to put their hands on the hood, pushing them to the side, waving Turkish and Azerbaijani flags over the heads of Russian soldiers, poking microphones in their faces, asking provocative questions and so on and so forth. In a word, they mock Russian soldiers as best they can.

      So, you know what I'm interested in?

      Why is there not a word about what is happening on any Russian television channel?

      Today, Azerbaijani soldiers openly mock Russian soldiers standing in the last remnants of Artsakh, shouting about the creation of a "Great Turan". Or do you think that if the Hagia Sophia in Constantinople became the “Aya Sofya Mosque in Istanbul”, then tomorrow St. Basil’s Cathedral in Moscow will not become the “Vasif-Muellim Mosque in Moskvabad”?

      You are very wrong. History is like that. Dynamic. Tomorrow may happen what today seems unreal and absurd. But the future is being created today.

      As one Artsakh warrior said in 2020:

      "This cross above the Shushi Cathedral" is not only our cross, but also yours - the Russian cross. Today they came to us, tomorrow they will be with you"
    12. Romanovski Offline Romanovski
      Romanovski (Roman) 13 December 2022 20: 55
      "Grey Wolves" against Volkov.

      Ministry of Internal Affairs of Artsakh: The Republic of Artsakh has been in actual blockade for a day
      Political scientist Sergei Melkonyan, referring to the closing of the only road connecting Armenia and Artsakh by the Azerbaijanis, wrote in his Telegram channel:

      “A number of facts that need to be taken into account.

      1. Artsakh has been under blockade for more than a day. More than a thousand citizens of Armenia and 120 residents of Artsakh are blocked in the Berdzor corridor. The leadership of Armenia does nothing. The signature of the de facto prime minister is on the Declaration, which is now being violated. That is, Armenia is not going to in any way ensure the security of its compatriots, shifting everything to Russia.

      2. A number of Armenian figures, primarily anonymous ones, speak of a "conspiracy between Russia and Turkey." Thus, supporting the Azerbaijani action to squeeze out the peacekeepers. The main goal of the provocation is to weaken the peacekeepers as guarantors of security in the region, which will subsequently lead to the de-Armenization of Artsakh. The latter is the main goal of Baku.

      3. There are no Azerbaijani "eco-activists" in Artsakh. The organizers are the special services of Azerbaijan, whose representatives have already been identified among the "peaceful Protestants".

      And most importantly: the bulk of those gathered are people who sympathize with the terrorist organization "Gray Wolves", which is considered banned in the CSTO countries. Considering that they gathered in the Berdzor corridor, it turns out that members or supporters of an organization that is considered terrorist in Russia were in the zone of responsibility of the Russian contingent. And they don't negotiate with terrorists.

      What should Armenia do?

      1. Announce a violation of the tripartite Statement.
      2. Against the backdrop of the accumulation of enemy forces, put the armed forces on high alert.
      3. Start exercises with Iran in Syunik to remove the threat of an attack on the region.
      4. Send forces to de-blockade the Berdzor corridor.”
    13. Romanovski Offline Romanovski
      Romanovski (Roman) 13 December 2022 21: 03
      This is how Azerbaijani "environmentalists" "rallied" at night against the "environmental catastrophe" in Artsakh: with the signs of Turkish terrorists "gray wolves".

      Yesterday there were many more such photos. And it’s a no brainer that these are not activists, but provocateurs, attracted by Aliyev, who have been blockading 24 residents of Artsakh for more than 120 hours.

      They also want to provoke the Russian peacekeepers. And yes, in the Russian media, as if nothing had happened. Articles with a representation of the true situation are not particularly observed.

    14. Romanovski Offline Romanovski
      Romanovski (Roman) 13 December 2022 21: 21

      In this video, Azerbaijani blogger Islam Huseynov publicly insults a Russian soldier, calling him a "dog".

      Lukashenka still thinks that Aliyev is "his own person"

      In general, it should have been so, because there is a wise old proverb: WHAT YOU SOW, YOU WILL REAP
    15. Romanovski Offline Romanovski
      Romanovski (Roman) 13 December 2022 21: 26
      Nothing unusual... It's just that these are 2 ecologists participating in today's provocations. Both are Azerbaijani servicemen.
      Adil Heydarli and Telman Alikhasimov.

      Tomorrow they will tell that "Mirniy ecologists" are fighting for their rights.
  2. Irek Offline Irek
    Irek (Paparazzi Kazan) 13 December 2022 18: 09
    This is now in its third decade...

    1. Romanovski Offline Romanovski
      Romanovski (Roman) 13 December 2022 19: 49
      Yes, you are right ... it has been going on for 30 years, or more precisely since 1921, when the CPSU (b), at the suggestion of Stalin from the "master's shoulder", suddenly (divide and rule ...) decided to give the fully Armenian Artsakh (Karabakh) to Azerbaijan, those. - just like Lenin gave the Russian Donbass to Ukraine and just like Khrushchev in 1954 GOT Crimea to Ukraine from the master's shoulder ... Unfortunately, your picture suffers from tactlessness and rudeness .... Azerbaijan (not a member of the CSTO) was helped not only by the fraternal they are Turkey, but, unfortunately, the CSTO members represented by Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan ... Over the past 15 years, the Russian Federation and Belarus with Kazakhstan have sold offensive weapons to Azerbaijan, that is, their CSTO ally (Armenia) - more than dollars (only Russia - 5 billion according to the official statistics of the Swedish Institute of Military Research SIPRI...). Pashinyan, strongly unloved in the Russian Federation, was chosen by the people in Armenia only 3 years ago, and the CSTO members have been supplying Azerbaijan (in addition to Turkey, Israel, Pakistan, the Czech Republic, Bulgaria ...) with offensive weapons for almost 20 years, but at the same time, the CSTO leaders did not forget to reason and care for peace in the Transcaucasus ... I mentioned this so that local couch analysts do not blame Pashinyan (he has no mistakes ...) due to the lack of other arguments (such as - Karabakh is not Armenian land ...) and groundless claims against Armenia.
      God forbid that the Russian-Ukrainian conflict would also not last for decades because of the Donbass ...
  3. The comment was deleted.
  4. In passing Offline In passing
    In passing (Galina Rožkova) 13 December 2022 20: 32
    Without peacekeepers there will be a massacre.
  5. vicvic Offline vicvic
    vicvic (VicVic) 14 December 2022 09: 24
    Yes, it's not easy for us. They "play" with them in peepers.
    From our side, use loudspeakers in Azerbaijani / Turkish with reasoned responses to the rhetoric and behavior of the opposite side.
    I would include Azerbaijani jokes and funny Azerbaijani songs as a counterbalance to the serious intentions of the crowd.
  6. Ugr Offline Ugr
    Ugr 14 December 2022 11: 03
    Here in St. Petersburg, Azerbaijanis trade on the streets on every corner and the police turn a blind eye to them, since the police received an instruction from the governor Svetlov (born in Baku) not to touch Azerbaijani street vendors and not to bring them to administrative responsibility, but these traders taxes they don’t pay, but they pay to whom, it’s not hard to guess, our Huber announced why the snow is not removed, it turns out that there are no drivers for special equipment and out of 2500 units only 500 cars work, I drive along St. Petersburg roads and swear, it feels like the war is near my house , I’m driving through snowdrifts, 18000 units are involved in Moscow and they can’t cope, but we have 500, there is a difference, the car gets stuck, I get a shovel, scattered the snow further, traffic jams in the morning are 10 points, well, why do we need such a governor, Although Matvienko stole, she cleaned the roads, and now they don’t even clean the roads ...
  7. Vyacheslav Krylov (Vyacheslav Krylov) 14 December 2022 16: 12
    They make noise there, they make noise here, and the military is waiting for orders.
    Again, the tactics of who will oversip whom. Even disgusting.
    Armenia seems to need help, but the current government of Armenia wants NATO.
    Azerbaijan seems to need to be forced to respect the Russian military, but the Russian government wants the economy.
    Turkey seems to be quiet, but the Turkish authorities are letting Russian tankers through.
    Top notch viper.
  8. sat2004 Offline sat2004
    sat2004 14 December 2022 18: 50
    Russia is waiting. Waiting for the death of the Russian peacekeeper, as in Syria, when the Russian plane was shot down. Why insulting Russian peacekeepers is not enough for Russia to protect its peacekeeping contingent. Why should peacekeepers discuss something with the protesters, where all the other services, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Defense Ministry, the President of the Russian Federation, each at their own level, do not require Azerbaijan to stop the lawlessness in relation to Russian peacekeepers.