Armenia needs Western training and equipment like Ukraine. The Americans and Europeans might not want to anger Turkey over an unrecognised territory, but any attack on Armenia proper would require a decisive response and clearly Russia can’t be trusted to provide that anymore.
“while Armenians in the breakaway territory fear ethnic cleansing if they are abandoned.”
Karma for the Armenians I feel, after they brutally ethnically cleansed muslims from all the areas of Azerbaijan that they took over. The stories are horrific. The Armenians should have used their superior position when they were backed by the Russians to negotiate with Azerbaijan. But they didn’t – and just sought revenge. The Azerbaijanis are now getting retribution, and taking back their own territory
Thanks for your report about this ancient nation.
I’m sure the Americans wont mind sticking their noses in if Vlad doesnt fancy it!
I think you have it backwards, the Mericans will only engage if they believe Russia might care about it…. if Moscow doesn’t care then neither will the West.
Armenia has always looked to Russia rather than the west, so the west aren’t going to get involved, simple as that
I wonder how Sergei Lavrov feels about Armenia’s plight, seeing as he is himself half Armenian.
Armenia has been held back by this conflict and by their “partnership” with Russia for some 30 years. If Armenia decides that today they are giving up on Karabakh and aiming all of their resources on becoming a prosperous country with a thriving economy then a decade or two from now Armenia will be an economical marvel. Could this be the moment everything changes?
‘‘You may have to fight when there is no hope of victory, because it is better to perish than live as slaves.””
There is NO NEED for either. Negotiate. Come on you Neo-Cons who refused any negotiating in Ukraine (Biden Boris) – do it here. Put out a couple Billion FOR PEACE this time.
No War. I do not even think the Neo-Cons care about this one, no real money in it, so obscure a place……
Ukraine is the covid – the way to make hundreds of Billions by un-necessary and corrupt war, this is monekypox, no money in it, no votes and $$$. So lets have peace.
“September, Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan indicated he could be about to secure a deal recognising Azerbaijani sovereignty over Nagorno-Karabakh.”
I would 100% say yes. Just do it – NO WAR. If warmongering Biden and Truss (what $70 billion + to Ukraine) would just give a couple Billion to resettle the displaced people – OR to buy their security from the Azeris with the money for them to remain and be protected – it could end without the bad wars that happen in the Caucuses.
Come on War-Monger Biden, this time buy some peace, it will be cheap.
Stop the War.
You are talking about what in the UK is called “Danegeld” where you put down a deposit for “peace” and then pay instalments for the rest of time.