Crowds protest in Yerevan & storm Armenia’s parliament after ‘painful’ Nagorno-Karabakh peace deal is announced
10 Nov, 2020
Crowds besieged the parliament and government offices in Yerevan after a peace deal with Azerbaijan over the disputed region of Nagorno-Karabakh was announced. The terms involve Armenia surrendering some territory it held.
Gunshots could be heard in the streets of the capital as angry protesters stormed the government building, looking for Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan in the early hours of Tuesday, after he revealed the outline of a “painful” agreement to give up land in Nagorno-Karabakh to Azerbaijan in exchange for an end to the bloodshed.
Read more at https://www.rt.com/russia/506241-armenia-karabakh-deal-protest/
Only Russian Peacekeepers Will be Deployed in Karabakh, Foreign Ministry Says
Nov. 10, 2020
Previously, Moscow, Baku, and Yerevan issued a joint statement, declaring the end of hostilities in Nagorno-Karabakh. The new agreement stipulates deployment of almost 2,000 Russian peacekeepers in the region in order to ensure that the clashes will cease.
The statement was published after Azerbaijan claimed control over Shushi (Shusha), a key city in the region.
In the meantime, unrest continues in the Armenian capital of Yerevan after a new ceasefire statement was adopted. Protesters stormed the government headquarters on early Tuesday, smashing windows and furniture inside and demanding the Armenian prime minister to resign.
Read more at https://sputniknews.com/world/202011101081110630-live-updates-yerevan-shook-by-protests-after-pashinyan-signs-statement-on-ending-karabakh-war/
Azerbaijan’s president says Turkey will take part in Nagorno-Karabakh peace-keeping
November 10, 2020
BAKU (Reuters) – Azerbaijan President Ilham Aliyev said on Tuesday that Turkey will take part in a peace-keeping process in the Nagorno-Karabakh region following a Russia-mediated deal with Armenia to stop military hostilities.
Russia has already started sending its peace keepers to the region.
Read more at https://www.reuters.com/article/uk-armenia-azerbaijan-turkey-peacekeeper/azerbaijans-president-says-turkey-will-take-part-in-nagorno-karabakh-peace-keeping-idUKKBN27P36C
Armenian PM Says He Signed Deal to End Nagorno-Karabakh War
Posted on Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashiyan announced early Tuesday that he signed a deal to end the fighting in Nagorno-Karabakh. The announcement came after Nagorno-Karabakh confirmed Azerbaijan seized the enclave’s second-largest city.
Pashiyan said he signed the deal with Russian President Vladimir Putin and Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev. “I have signed a statement on the termination of the Karabakh war with Russian and Azerbaijani presidents from 01.00 pm,” Pashiyan said on Facebook.
Read more at https://news.antiwar.com/2020/11/09/armenian-pm-says-he-signed-deal-to-end-nagorno-karabakh-war/
Nagorno-Karabakh: Russian helicopter shot down over Armenia
Nov. 9, 2020
A Russian military helicopter has been shot down over Armenia, with two crew members killed and one injured, Russia’s Defense Ministry said on Monday.
In a statement, the ministry said the Mi-24 attack helicopter was downed by fire from a man-portable air-defense system close to the border with Azerbaijan.
Later, Azerbaijan’s Foreign Ministry issued a statement admitting to having shot down the helicopter, saying it was an accident.
Read more at https://www.dw.com/en/nagorno-karabakh-russian-helicopter-shot-down-over-armenia/a-55547913
Karabach: Israeli and Turkish drones in action
Oct. 10, 2020
The military actions taking place in Nagorno-Karabakh today are significantly different from the clashes that occurred here earlier. We are talking about the mass use of attack drones. Azerbaijan is using UAVs to test a model of combat operations against Nagorno-Karabakh, which in the future can completely change the picture of land combat in all future wars.
Azerbaijan reports daily on the destruction of numerous artillery installations, MLRS, air defense systems and other military equipment, especially tanks. The Armenian defense Ministry also reports on its large-scale successes. Each side shows video reports as confirmation of combat results. Such information, as usual, is overstated by each of the parties. Nevertheless, it is already obvious that in this still local war, a special place is occupied by unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). They determine the strategy and tactics of combat operations. Before our eyes, a kind of war of the future is being formed, when machines controlled from a distance go into battle.
Read more at http://www.defenddemocracy.press/karabach-israeli-and-turkish-drones-in-action/
Trump increased 25 times military aid to Baku before the war
Jul 17, 2019
The Trump Administration has substantially ramped up security assistance to Azerbaijan, amounting to more than $100 million in fiscal years (FY) 2018-19, according to budget data compiled by the Security Assistance Monitor, part of the Center for International Policy, a Washington think tank. The assistance is offered in the context of U.S. policy to increase pressure on Iran and focuses on Azerbaijan’s Iranian border, but it also has implications for Armenia.
According to the data, under Section 333 “Building Partner Capacity” programs implemented by the Department of Defense (DoD), Azerbaijan was due to receive $58.6 million in FY 2018 and $42.9 million in FY2019. By comparison U.S. security aid to Azerbaijan in FY 2016-17 did not exceed $3 million a year.
Read more at http://www.defenddemocracy.press/trump-increased-25-times-military-aid-to-baku-before-the-war/