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Almost all of Nagorno-Karabakh's people have left, Armenia's government says

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Nothing says “popular mandate” like the entire population fleeing for their lives rather than living under your rule.

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Well, lets see here, where to begin?

From easily googled Wikipedia.....

In the aftermath of the 2020 Nagorno-Karabakh war, peacekeeping operations were initiated by Russia in the Nagorno-Karabakh region to monitor the ceasefire between the Armenian and Azerbaijani forces. 

So it was the Russians' responsibility.....

The ongoing blockade of Nagorno-Karabakh has drawn international criticism and raised doubts in the ability and willingness of the peacekeepers to fulfil their mission to ensure freedom and security of movement along the Lachin corridor in line with the trilateral ceasefire agreement of 9 November 2020.

They weren't doing their job.....

Between 19 and 20 September 2023, Azerbaijan initiated a military offensive against Nagorno-Karabakh. The attacks occurred in the midst of an escalating crisis caused by Azerbaijan blockading the Republic of Artsakh. Targeting of civilian buildings and infrastructure was reported, including shelling and artillery fire in the capital city of Stepanakert.[94][95] A ceasefire was negotiated by the Russian peacekeeping command on the second day after the surrender of the Nagorno-Kharabakh forces.[96]

They did nothing, didn't even serve as traffic cones.

I guess either the Armenians didn't bribe them enough or they gave them too much booze.

Because they objectively sucked at peacekeeping.

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Ethnic cleansing for sure. Just like the Rohingya fleeing Myanmar, and the ethnic warfare of the Yugoslavia wars and in central Africa. Sad that it had to come down like this. At least when they were in the Soviet Union they all got along, even if the USSR Politburo dictated it to them.

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I hope Armenia is ready for any additional aggression that comes its way.

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This conflict is not over. Azerbeijan now will want a permant corridor to its own enclave in south Armenia, and the Armenian president, who sold out his country order to move in the US camp with promises of Nato and EU membership, has no way to do anything about it. He made his bed, now he has to lay in it.

And like with the Ukrainian situation, the mainstream media does not give any background to this.

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ZaphodToday 03:40 pm JST

This conflict is not over. Azerbeijan now will want a permant corridor to its own enclave in south Armenia, and the Armenian president, who sold out his country order to move in the US camp with promises of Nato and EU membership, has no way to do anything about it. He made his bed, now he has to lay in it.

And like with the Ukrainian situation, the mainstream media does not give any background to this.

What is it with the apologist thinking that land can rightfully be stolen from countries if they don't have the right alliances? Just another variation of Might is Right a.k.a. Fascism. People tend to fight like the dickens to avoid enslavement, fyi.

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Boy, those Ruskie peacekeepers did the same bang up job that their Army brethren did in Ukraine.

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There was no ethnic cleaning! Not even a hint of ethnic cleansing during the days of the Armenians leaving Karabakh. 

Yeah, because they all ran away before the Azerbaijani's got a chance to kill them. They could see the writing on the wall and the Russians turning a drunken blind eye and the got out while they could.

I know enough to know that you lot didn't do their damn jobs and that 5/6 of the population ran for their lives because of Azer aggression.

That much is obvious to all but the most clueless.

So I guess that gives you a pass.

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Why do these articles never have a single damned word about the ethnic and politcal demographics?

Utterly irresponsible reporting. Its like they don't want you to choose a side UNTIL our governments have chosen a side. So they want you a bit confused about the situation, as well as believing that your only concern is who won on the battlefield....oh...they will tell you about that bit.

I just checked. Nagorno-Kabarak was 77 percent Armenian in 1989. But no new stats on Wiki. But half the Armenian population has left since 2020.

So one has to ask, why in the ever loving F was Azerbaijani control of Nagorno-Kabarak recognized internationally? What the HELL is wrong with world leaders??? The clear majority were Armenians!

Its almost like world leaders want war isn't it? Its like they don't give a damn about people and only care about land and control.

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armenians have very good allies .as same as Poland in september of 1938 or Czehoslovakia sep 1938.

Pasinyan wanted sit at two chairs,have betrayed Russia now you eat what you deserved.

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EFD, You know nothing about the history of Armenian-Azerbaijani relations.

Your task is to pour out as much dirt as possible on the Russkis.

You don’t care about Armenians and Azerbaijanis

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There was no ethnic cleaning! Not even a hint of ethnic cleansing during the days of the Armenians leaving Karabakh. Despite all my closeness to the Armenians by faith, I have not come across a single fact about crimes of Azerbaijanis against Armenians. And the fact that they decided to leave Karabakh... is a herd instinct under the propaganda of Pashinyan’s team about possible genocide.

I have one irreconcilable complaint against the Azers - that they shot 6 Russian peacekeepers.

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Boy, those Ruskie peacekeepers did the same bang up job that their Army brethren did in Ukraine.

What kind of job? Detail. And where did you read about it?

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