Moscow intimidates Armenia and Azerbaijan w. military flights over disputed Nagorno-Karabakh

Russian interest over Armenia and Azerbaijan Karabakh conflict
Russian interest over Armenia and Azerbaijan Karabakh conflict

Russia shows more presence with training flights over Armenia, after deadly clashes occurred between Armenia and Azerbaijan over Nagorno-Karabakh dispute last week.

Baku / NationalTurk – Deadly clashes occurred between Azerbaijan and Armenia last week only a few days later Russian fighter planes conduct training flights over Armenian territory in an increasing number to intimidate.

A Russian military spokesman, Col. Igor Gorbul stated that Russian fighter jets stationed at a base in Armenia have conducted about 300 training flights since the beginning of 2012, and have increased the number of flying hours by more than 20 % from 2011.

Violence has flared recently along the border between Armenia and Azerbaijan, which have been at war over the disputed territory of Nagorno-Karabakh, an Armenian-controlled enclave inside Azerbaijan, for more than 20 years. At least eight soldiers, five Azerbaijanis and three Armenians, were killed in clashes along the border last week.

Armenia and Azerbaijan : Nagorno Karabakh dispute that never ends

This is seen as sending a clear warning that Russia could intervene at any moment should violence escalate further in the territorial dispute between Armenia and Azerbaijan, the NYT article states.

Col. Gorbul said Russian fighter pilots were preparing for combat. ‘The main emphasis in performing aerobatic elements is made on the ability to apply them in real-life air combat conditions,’ he said.

The Russian Foreign Ministry last week stated it regarded the border clashes between Armenia and Azarbaijan as ‘ unacceptable ‘ and would maintain all efforts to try to broker a peaceful settlement between two eternal enemies. Russia, along with France, the United States and other countries, has repeatedly urged a peaceful settlement to the Karabakh dispute between Armenia and Azerbaijan. Russia maintains a military base in Armenia and regularly sells weapons to Armenia. Both Armenia and Azerbaijan are former states of USSR.

Russian interest over Armenia and Azerbaijan Karabakh conflict followed by swift Us warning

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton last week warned of possible disastrous consequences after deadly violence between Azarbaijan and Armenia ignited over Karabakh.

Azerbaijan, which currently holds a seat on the United Nations Security Council, issued a statement. Azerbaijan was also appealing to the United Nations for help in hopes that international mediators could help reach a settlement over Nagorno Karabakh Conflict until the end of 2012.

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  1. The phrase fnixig borders’ attracted my attention, because in all my contacts with Turkish journalists and NGO leaders they always spoke of Turkish government’s demand for Armenia to recognise’ Turkey’s borders. Now we see this strange phrase fnixig borders’. Naturally I find it surprising: whose borders? What does fnixig imply? Is it just me who finds this change of language surprising?

  2. People, there is no reason to fight a war which Azerbaijan will never win. Why do you think they fear the little Giant (Armenia). Don’t you think we have Nuclear capabilities already? lol

    Foolish Azeri, The Entire Caucus belongs to Armenians. WE WILL NOT STOP!

  3. I’m confused as well. The title says something and the article says something different. These flights have nothing to do with the border clashes. They have to do with the situation surrounding Iran. As it says in the article, flights have increased since the begging of the year, which is in line with Russians intentions to show it is looking at all its options seriously and is preparing accordingly.

    Sara you must be a history major.

  4. Karabakh was never part of Armenia! Armenia didn’t even exist before bolsheviks. Armenians are psychopaths that want to restore the Great Armenia from Black to Caspian sea as it was in pre-historic times:)They will never succeed cause they lie to the whole world , they are great manipulators and pathetic thieves!

  5. Russia is not intimidating Armenia. Those planes are intimidating Azerbaycan since they take off from Russian bases within Armenia. Azerbaycan cannot afford to upset Russia. Karabag will always be Armenian it seems…

  6. I agree with VTiger below me, Artsax never been part of Azerbaijan, this guy with mustache seems not living in this world, STOP dreaming you are talking about human lives, you cant simply create conflict, what he has know about anything?. everything has been given his late father Haydar who was ruling before him , (funny they think its king and handed power to his son) somebody needs to stop him, and bring him down to earth where people live, from fantasy world ,, thank you

  7. Armenian Military should stop acting like sitting ducks and wait to be attacked until they take action.
    Armenian Military should start operating like Israeli Military, whenever the Azeri military transporting weapons or soldiers near the border as a national security measure Armenia should attach first to prevent any state terrorist act from Azeri Government against Armenia.

  8. The title says Russian jets over Karabakh? Hard to imagine.

    Anywaym, Artsakh is not a disputed territory, but a full-fledged state with well-functioning state and social institutions, booming (not oil-oriented) economy, and an open and democratic society. It was declared basing on acting legislation, and has defended its freedom on a battlefield.

    Aliyev should be warned against warmongering, and dangerous attempts to distract attention from domestic problems, the number of which will be growing year by year.

    I suppose, Turkey doesn’t want problems for Azerbeijan; and should use its influence to keep the Azeri sultans quiet..

  9. Artsakh was never part of Aliyevistan.It was an autonomous region during the Soviet with majority of Armenians who wanted & voted for independence.No more no less & it will never be part of Aliyevistan.Similar to Kosovo & Nth Cyprus.

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