Armenia and NK are back in the news- Timing is critical

NK is Nagarno Karbakh. Recall my report from the other day?

The Russian Foreign Ministry was not impressed with Pashinian’s remarks- Because Pashinian is duplicitous.

The idea that an Armenia led by this man is allied with Russia, is crackers.

Check out the latest;

Any instability in that region affects Russia, Turkey, Iran and Azerbaijan- PKK is embedded in that area already. (PKK and Armenian terror groups go way back) France plays a very loaded hand in Armenia-

Armenia Maintains Preconditions for CSTO Border Mission

Armenia effectively dismissed on Thursday Russia’s latest calls to drop its preconditions for the deployment of Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) monitors to the Armenian-Azerbaijani border.

Russia and other CSTO member states first proposed such a deployment during a summit in Yerevan last November. Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan turned down the offer on the grounds that they refused to condemn Azerbaijan’s offensive military operations along the border carried out in September 2022. He gave the same reason for refusing “military-technical assistance” offered by Armenia’s CSTO allies.

Recall what Zakharova stated?

“And generally speaking, after the Armenian leadership recognized Nagorno-Karabakh as Azerbaijani territory, any complains about Russia not making enough efforts look all the more inappropriate,” added Zakharova.

Pashinyan and other Armenian officials have repeatedly said since then that the Russian-led military alliance must condemn the Azerbaijani “aggression” before it can launch the monitoring mission.

“The position of the Armenian side regarding the deployment of the CSTO monitoring mission on the international border of Armenia and Azerbaijan has been presented and voiced in different formats and there is no change in this matter at the moment,” the Armenian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman, Ani Badalian, told

Badalyan made this clear one day after a senior Russian Foreign Ministry official, Mikael Agasandyan, said the CSTO is ready to revisit the issue and “use the organization’s broad capabilities with the maximum benefit for our Armenian friends.”

Badalyan made this clear one day after a senior Russian Foreign Ministry official, Mikael Agasandyan, said the CSTO is ready to revisit the issue and “use the organization’s broad capabilities with the maximum benefit for our Armenian friends.”

“We continue to expect a positive response from Yerevan and are ready to resume substantive work on the proposal to deploy a CSTO monitoring mission in the border regions of Armenia as well as other joint measures to help our ally,” he told the RIA Novosti news agency.

Armenia does not want the CSTO monitoring mission present and engaged

Agasandyan claimed in this regard that the West is trying to end Russian presence in the South Caucasus through “economic and political pressure” exerted on Armenia. (YES)

“In order to achieve this objective, they are trying to undermine the existing mechanisms of regional security, including those based on the CSTO capabilities. (YES) We hope that Yerevan understands this well,” warned the ethnic Armenian diplomat. (Yerevan understands this)

Russian officials have chided Yerevan for agreeing to a similar monitoring mission launched by the European Union in February. They claim that the deployment is part of the U.S. and European Union efforts to drive Russia out of the region.

Early this year, the Armenian government also cancelled a CSTO military exercise planned in Armenia and refused to appoint a deputy secretary-general of the military alliance. Pashinyan said afterwards that he will pull his country out of the alliance “if we conclude that the CSTO has left Armenia.” The Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman, Maria Zakharova, scoffed at his remarks and warned of their potentially “dangerous” consequences.

Armenia’s estrangement from the bloc comprising Russia and five other ex-Soviet states is part of a broader rift between Moscow and Yerevan. On Wednesday, Zakharova lambasted Pashinyan for questioning the continued presence of Russian peacekeepers in Nagorno-Karabakh and claiming that Moscow has scaled back its involvement in Armenian-Azerbaijani peace talks because of the war in Ukraine.

For his part, Pashinyan said on Thursday that the peacekeepers must “clarify” why a food aid convoy sent by the Armenian government last week is still unable to reach Karabakh through Lachin corridor. He pointed to Baku’s claims that it is not blocking traffic through the corridor.

Pashinyan claim cannot be taken at face value. If he was legitimately concerned he would be way more cooperative. He isn’t!

Azerbaijan slams Armenia for stalling peace efforts in Karabakh

Azerbaijan-Armenian ties remain strained despite peace efforts after the Karabakh War. A senior Azerbaijani official has expressed concern over the rejection by the self-proclaimed Armenian leaders in Karabakh of Baku’s proposed path for shipments.

Ali Huseynli, the chairperson of the Azerbaijani National Assembly Law Commission, said this refusal presents “a significant risk to achieving a peaceful resolution of disputes between Azerbaijan and Armenia and hampers the efforts to establish lasting peace in the region.”

Huseynli told Anadolu Agency (AA) that Armenia was trying to carry cargo to Karabakh using the Lachin-Khankendi road under the guise of “humanitarian aid.” He stressed that the Lachin corridor lies in Azerbaijan’s territory and so Baku proposed using the Aghdam-Khankendi road for shipments.

“The so-called leaders of the separatist regime in Karabakh oppose shipments through the Aghdam-Khankendi road because accepting it would mean recognizing Azerbaijan’s territorial integrity,” he said.

So called leaders of the separatist regime in Karabakh oppose the shipments because acceptance of them would be tantamount to recognizing Azerbaijan’s territorial integrity. That’s why the shipment has not gotten through. The is the shipment referenced by Pashinian.

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