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Azerbaijan has praised the effectiveness of the Israeli drones after Israel sent two planes full of weapons to Baku.
Armenia could trigger its collective defense pact with Russia, the latter which also has a sprawling military base at Gyumri in the northwest part of the country, but on Monday the Armenian Ambassador to Moscow, Vardan Toganyan, has said the escalation of fighting with Azerbaijan has not reached that point yet.
MOSCOW, Oct 10 - RIA Novosti. Azerbaijan and Armenia agreed to a ceasefire in Karabakh from 12: 00 on October 10, Russian foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said after ten-hour talks in Moscow.
"In response to the appeal of the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin and in accordance with the agreements of the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin, the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan (Ilham - ed.) Aliyev and the Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia (Nikola - ed.) Pashinyan, the parties agreed on the following steps. First: a cease - fire is announced from 12:00 on October 10, 2020 for humanitarian purposes for the exchange of prisoners of war and other detained persons and the bodies of the dead through the mediation of the ICRC," Lavrov said.
Baku and Yerevan also agreed to start "substantive negotiations with the aim of reaching a peaceful settlement as soon as possible." At the same time, the parties confirmed the immutability of the format of the negotiation process on Karabakh.
As follows from the text of the joint document, specific parameters of the ceasefire will be agreed upon additionally.
The talks between Russian, Armenian and Azerbaijani foreign Ministers Sergey Lavrov, Zohrab Mnatsakanyan and Jeyhun Bayramov on the situation in Nagorno-Karabakh were held in a completely closed format. Before the meeting, the parties refrained from making statements.
The Azerbaijani leadership has shown its true colors. They're about as committed to upholding ceasefires as Ukraine. Russian peacekeepers would be ideal as it would be far from a toothless UN peacekeeping operation. They will be well able to defend themselves if attacked. However, it would take agreement by both Armenia and Azerbaijan to allow a deployment of Russian peacekeepers and I can't see the Azerbaijani military agreeing as long as they feel they can make more territorial gains. Russia may have no choice but to intervene anyway if the situation continues to escalate.Well played by Russia, but I think that it should be obvious by now that Azerbeidzjan only used the ceasefire to rearm and bomb Armenian anti-air defenses who didn't expected to be attacked.
Armenia has violated the truce for the second time. They are breaking the truce by attacking the areas where civilians live, by making missile attacks.
And I repeat, the videos seen on twitter belong to old times, these are the wrong sources.
Armenian forces on Oct. 19, in violation of the new humanitarian cease-fire, shelled a cotton receiving and processing factory in Azerbaijan's western Terter region.www.hurriyetdailynews.com
The US has suggested to send Scandinavian peacekeepers (i.e. US forces) to Nagorno-Karabakh.
30 October 2020Russian President Vladimir Putin says Moscow is open to the return of the occupied lands of Karabakh to Azerbaijan.www.presstv.com
A return to Azerbaijan of the surrounding territories was first agreed in 2007, under the so-called Madrid Principles, in exchange for a self-proclaimed government of Karabakh with a corridor linking the region to Armenia.
The tide may be turning for Turkish armed drones in the warfare against Armenia. It seems that Russia has start using it cutting edge electronic warfare weapons. Reports state that at least 9 so far this week have been knocked out of the sky.
At present, a Russian contingent enjoys almost full control over the Armenian air and air defense operations, especially at higher echelons. This control extends to the SAM-centric air defense of Armenia, married to the Russian SAM composition in the 102nd base, as well as the forward-deployed Mig-29 air-wing of the Russian Aerospace Forces.
This may indeed be the turn of the tide since the Turks have indeed made fun of the famous S-300 system by playing cheap tricks on it and taking it out.
It will be hard for Russia to keep on playing a neutral role now, I guess.