Wednesday, 31 May 2023

Russia declined to comment on Turkey’s involvement in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict

Russia declined to comment on Turkey’s alleged involvement in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. These words were made by the country’s Deputy foreign Minister Andrey Rudenko, as quoted by Interfax.

He noted that representatives of the Department can not comment on such information.
Earlier it was reported that Turkey transferred several thousand Syrian mercenaries to Azerbaijan. Armenian Ambassador to Russia Vardan Toganyan said that the militants are already involved in military operations in Nagorno-Karabakh.

The day before, on September 27, military operations began in the unrecognized Nagorno-Karabakh Republic, over which Azerbaijan has been fighting a territorial dispute with Armenia for 30 years. The parties accused each other of provocation, escalation of the conflict and shelling of localities.

Azerbaijan claims that it occupied several villages and favorable heights during the offensive. Nagorno-Karabakh claims that it has lost only some positions, some of which it has already regained.

In 1991, Nagorno-Karabakh, populated mainly by Armenians, declared independence from Azerbaijan. Baku tried to return the region by force, and a war broke out. In 1994, Azerbaijan, Armenia and the unrecognized Nagorno-Karabakh Republic signed a Protocol of truce with the mediation of Russia. Periodically, military operations resume.