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Azerbaijan President Continues His Victory Tour Of “Liberated Territories”, While Russians Keep The Order

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Azerbaijan President Continues His Victory Tour Of "Liberated Territories", While Russians Keep The Order

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On January 15th, Russian President Vladimir Putin presented the results of the trilateral meeting with his Azerbaijani counterpart Ilham Aliyev and Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan on the settlement of the situation in Nagorno-Karabakh for discussion by the Russian Security Council members.

“Vladimir Putin informed the meeting participants about the results of the trilateral talks held on January 11 with Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev and Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan on the Nagorno-Karabakh settlement,” the Kremlin press service said.

On January 11th, the three leaders met to mediate the situation. Following the meeting Putin praised the progress that was made.

“I am convinced that implementing these agreements will benefit both the Armenian and Azerbaijani nations and, without a doubt, will be helpful for the region in general and, therefore, serve the interests of the Russian Federation as well,” Putin said.

President Aliyev also claimed that everything was running smoothly:

“Overall, I would like to say that the Statement of November 9 and 10 (Azerbaijani time) is being successfully implemented. Many items in this statement have been fulfilled. The Russian peacekeeping mission is working effectively. Except for a few minor incidents, there have been no serious grounds for concern during the past two months.”

Finally, Pashinyan was a bit more negative, but showed some optimism about the new settlements that were signed on January 11th:

“Unfortunately, this conflict has not been settled even up to this day. Of course, we have ensured a ceasefire, but many issues are still outstanding and must be resolved. One is the status of Nagorno-Karabakh, and we, Armenia, are certainly ready to continue the talks as the co-chairs in the OSCE Minsk Group, in part, on this issue.

Unfortunately, today we have not settled the issue of prisoners of war, and this is the most sensitive and serious issue because it is a humanitarian issue and we agreed to continue working in this area. But we believe that unfortunately item 8 of our joint Statement, for instance, is not being fully carried out, and I hope we will be able to reach a specific decision on this as soon as possible.”

Following that, on January 15th, Azerbaijani President Aliyev kept touring the “liberated areas” and celebrating victory.

Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev and First Lady Mehriban Aliyeva went to the city of Shusha in Karabakh.

Shusha came under the control of the Azerbaijani army on November 8 during the military escalation in Karabakh. Earlier, Aliyev declared the city the cultural capital of the country.

“We left early in the morning, direction – the city of Shusha,” Aliyev said in a video published by his wife on the social network.

Aliyev went to the Holy Savior Cathedral in Shushi, which was shelled by Azerbaijani artillery twice in one day on October 8.

Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev announced a “great return” to Nagorno-Karabakh and the start of reconstruction work after the military conflict with Armenia in the region.

“The big comeback is starting, all [rebuilding] work has begun. I am sure that as soon as we drove the enemy from our lands – in just 44 days – we will restore our historical land – Karabakh as soon as possible,” his words are quoted on the website of the head of state.

He noted that, despite the fact that two months have passed since the war, work has already begun to restore and restore the historical appearance of the city of Shusha.

Aliyev announced the laying of the foundation of a new Fizuli international airport in the region. It is planned that its runway will be operational as early as 2021. According to the President, the main goal of the airport construction is to ensure the arrival of foreign guests to Shusha.

On January 15, from Shushi to Fizuli, the foundation was laid for a new four-lane, and in some places – six-lane highway, Aliyev said.

Earlier, on January 5, Aliyev declared the city of Shusha the cultural capital of Azerbaijan and Nagorno-Karabakh. The President named the restoration of historical monuments in the region as one of the main tasks of the country’s Ministry of Culture.

Separately, the Russian peacekeepers released a report on the progress of the implementation of their activities in Nagorno-Karabakh.

Azerbaijan President Continues His Victory Tour Of "Liberated Territories", While Russians Keep The Order

An official infographic by the Russian Defense Ministry. Click to see full-size image

In total, since November 23, 2020, 526.6 hectares of territory, 198.8 km of roads, 751 housing construction, including 25 socially significant objects, have been cleared of unexploded ordnance, 23 404 explosive objects have been found and neutralized.

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, in an interview with the Sabah newspaper, answered a question about rumors about a larger number of Russian peacekeepers than stated in the trilateral statement.

“There have been no complaints from Azerbaijan on this issue. The main thing is that Russia has permission to travel along the Lachin corridor. But those passing through must obtain this permission from Azerbaijan,” he said.

Having once again made a cliche statement

“Karabakh is a part of Azerbaijan”, the minister noted the possibility of a special status. “Even if Karabakh has some status tomorrow, it will be within the borders of Azerbaijan,” he said. “Therefore, without the permission of Azerbaijan, this cannot be passed through the Lachin corridor. We told them “you exist as a conciliatory force, you have no competence to decide who can come or leave through the Lachin corridor,” he summed up.

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Respect to Azerbaijan.

Rhodium 10

Zionist&Turks&ISIS…good partners

Will

Iron Zion, We agree when it comes to Syria and Iran you and I and we especially agree on matters concerning their puppet Hezbollah and Lebanon.

What we most certainly don’t agree on is Azerbajian.

I think you have pride in you for your country’s military tech being superior on the battlefield, this I feel is blinding you to support a country over another especially a country like Azerbadjian and their investment in this tech in the billions to the benefit of Israel. I am also aware that Azerbajian holds a sizeable jewish community and that Azerbadjian provides Israel with a vantage point to fuck with Iran.

I for one think that this war was a disastrous war for Armenia simply because they were unprepared and overwhelmed because we both know Armenia was not just fighting Azeris but also Turks also Nato tech (Turks using Nato sattelites to pinpoint locations) also Syrian and Libyan terrorists and reserves from Pakistan. I still hold my hats off that they survived this for more than a month. I think should Armenians had protection against Drones or dug in proper Tunnels and planning, this war would’ve resembled that of the Arab Israeli war with Armenia being victorious or at the very least stale mated.

Furthermore I know many Jews understand and respect Armenians and their history including many Jews from Israel. I believe you are also aware that the so called Azeri lands where Armenian lands should it not have been for Stalin dividing and conquering because he felt like so not so long ago when Azerbadjian did not even really exist on a map, meanwhile Armenia spans over 2000 years from being an empire dealing with Rome until shrunk to its size today.

So I think we can agree that while we recognize the current reality, let us refrain from praising it.

This was a most unrighteous war against Armenia knowing full well that the land in question does historically belong to Armenia just as you claim Israel so would Artsakh claim that land. Both rooted in history. While I understand your point of view let us not forget how Palestinians where dealt with to accomplish said goal but imagine if Palestinians had won. I also understand that history and I take a non biased stance towards it, after all we know very well what happened with us in Lebanon involving the PLO.

I would ask you to slow down and look into this with a more balanced viewpoint. Because you and I both know that should Azeris or Turks (same thing) get their chance, they will most certainly strike Israel at its weakest point in time and wipe it out if they can. They will pounce at that occasion while Armenia will never do so should it have been capable to.

Yes I also understand you have a business of making billions from weapons sales, but could you imagine if Armenia sold weapons of a similar scale to Hezbollah and called it just business what your reaction might’ve been? They have the money and would gladly pay for them.

I only ask we should look at this with less hypocrisy and more ethically and moraly if possible.

This war should’ve been solved peacefully but neither Russians nor Turks nor Armenians wanted it or could decide on it, so war was inevitable sadly and very very costly for demographics of Armenia having more than 4000 killed. Armenians and Israelis both have the same population problem. They are also both surrounded by unfriendly neighbors. They were both genocided before.
I hope Armenia rises from this and learns from those mistakes and regains its national pride and advances its military. It is a dog eat dog world after all.

Aliyev is nothing but puppets with delusions of grandeur like Erdogan, they are no different than Assad or Nasrallah or the Ayatollahs.

Know your long term allies, you do what you must for profit but at the very least I ask you not to praise what is clearly something that doesn’t deserve praising.

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Well written Will, I have nothing against Armenia and I also wrote when the war started that I want it to end. But also sadly, Armenia is a close ally of Iran, while we cooperate with Azerbaijan. From a military prespective, the Armenians should have never entered a war they are not prepared to, and I was very surprised to find out they hardly invest in their army in such hostile enviorment as we do. Their main problem were hits from the air, but their old Soviet AD systems could not cope with the new drone technology, hence that is why they failed. I’d still support Aremnia as a country because both of us share a common history, I just hope Armenia gets closer to us instead of Iran. My apologize if i was too biased, thanks for correcting me.

Will

Much appreciate your reply,

yes Armenia went through a stage of massive corruption after the fall of the soviet union, only recently after the revolution they started recovering a bit but given covid and now the war there was no time to make serious changes within two years time.

You’ll be surprised of how much Armenian diaspora and locals take Israel’s military, tech and political strategies as one example to move forward given similar situations and circumstances. There is a spoken and unspoken mutual respect here.

For your information though and I say this coming from someone who has lived in the country and has a lifelong experience with Armenians, I can assure you Armenians nor Armenia are allies with Iran in the traditional sense or even remotely like the Iranian regime, in fact most Armenians can’t stand Iran and others downright hate em. But you must be aware that Iran ever since the fall of the soviet union provides Armenia with the only land route and a neutral position, Georgia is hostile and has closed off relations with plans of their own.

This leaves Armenia between a rock and hard place. But things are changing now, Russians are building a railway system with direct connection to Armenia.
One thing I noticed in Armenia at least they own up to their mistakes and openly admit them, that is always a first step to a good path.

A lot is happening. Lets see.

Meanwhile we are still hoping to get rid of the cancerous Hezbollah back home. Lebanon is failed state beyond repair at this stage.

Best,

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Thank you Will, actually Jews and Armenians have close relations too in Jerusalem, and they have their own quarter there which they run by themselves, we only provide them security in the old city. I have never seen Armenians as an enemy, I don’t hate them on the contrary I respect them alot. I wish they would get closer to us as you wrote instead of Iran, I think both countries can help each other. Armenians are always welcomed in Israel, it will never change.

SnowCatzor

Is he making love to the flag in that photo? Scumbag Aliyev must really have a hard-on for conquering Armenian land.

Zerosum

Nagorno-Karabakh territories “liberated” by Putin just like Serbian Krajina, 90% populated by Serbs, had been also “liberated” in 1995 by NATO and Croatians with tacit Russian approval and cooperation. A Medal of Zhukov is now due to Putin’s counterpart Aliyev just as it was awarded to the Croatian fascist leader Tudjman in 1996 by then Russian president Yeltsin right after the exodus of the Serbs. So, it can be safely concluded that the whole business of the Russian treachery has more to do with the anti-orthodox policies of the Russian communists who are still in power rather than with influences of vodka. What we possibly can attribute to vodka however, is the fact that the Russian “leadership” is apparently totally oblivious to the catastrophic results of such policies. Can we not imagine how different everything could have been for Russia today if, instead of backstabbing Serbs, it positively engaged on the friendly side in the Balkans at the time when most of the Eastern Europe had not yet joined NATO. Well, one really has to sober out in order to understand that.

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