The cargo plane of the Azerbaijani airline Silk Way West Airlines Boeing 747 announced that it will fly from Kiev to Milan, but ‘somehow’ appeared at the airport in Azerbaijan’s Baku, according to the flight path tracked by the Flightradar24 website.
Such an ‘accident’ and the state of secrecy surrounding it led to a reasonable concern that in fact the plane was transporting weapons or military and dual-use goods from Ukraine to Azerbaijan, which is de-facto in the state of war with Armenia. Right now, Azerbaijani troops are clashing with the Armenians in the contested Nagorno-Karabakh region.
Furthermore, earlier, Silk Way West Airlines was repeatedly spotted as a part of weapons-trading network that delivers various weapons and ammunition to conflict zones in the Greater Middle East. Later, such weapons often appear in the hands of terrorist groups.
Military sources emphasize that the activity of transportations along the Kiev-Baku route has significantly increased after the signing of an agreement on cooperation in the defense sphere between Ukraine and Turkey. Turkey is a key ally of Azerbaijan, which supplies its with weapons and publicly supports Baku in its war with Armenia.
Ukraine, which has already bored all its ‘Western partners’ and achieved little real progress on its path to the so-called European integration (if one does not count the selling of national interests and economy to foreign actors), has been experiencing the rapid increase of the Turkish influence in the country. Ankara is actively exploiting the situation in Ukraine in order to achieve its own tactical and strategic goals. In the regard of the conflict in the Nagorno-Karabakh region, Ukrainian authorities have already declared their support to Azerbaijan and are now participating in supplying of Azerbaijani forces. Just a few months ago, the pro-Western government of Armenia, led by Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan, was considering Ukraine as a ‘natural ally’ because it was also led by the pro-Western government that gained power after the coup. However, the reality appeared to be quite different and Armenia’s friends sold it immediately.
If the Turkish influence in Ukraine continues to increase and this situation develops and further, the Kiev regime will have all chances to not only be a useful puppet of the Washington establishment but also become an outpost of the Turkish expansion in eastern Ukraine. The Kiev regime already supports actions of Turkish-affiliated structures in the region and seeks to demonstrate that it has no ideological differences with Ankara. The Ukrainian President vows to develop ‘strategic partnership’ with Turkey. The so-called ‘independent’ Orthodox Church of Ukraine did not even condemn the Turkish decision to turn Hagia Sophia into a mosque. Instead of this, contributes all possible efforts to fight the canonical Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchate). It seems that if it is needed to turn Kiev Pechersk Lavra (historic Orthodox Christian monastery in Kiev) into a mosque to get a discount for some Turkish Bayraktar TB2 drones, the current Kiev regime will immediately start considering such an option.
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