Moscow has stated that Russia’s agreement with five former Soviet republics, including Armenia, is not effective in the case of Qarabakh. On Wednesday, Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov described the situation in his country. According to a report by Turkish Media Anadolu Agency.
Armenia is a member of the Russian-led CSTO military alliance. This alliance ensures the protection of member countries from external aggression. However, Moscow said on Wednesday that the agreement was not effective in Qarabakh’s case.
Responding to a question about sending Russian troops to prison in support of Allied Armenia, Dmitry Peskov said the agreement promised to stand by any member state if it was attacked from outside. Here we are talking to Armenia. President Putin has clarified the matter.
Earlier, Putin stated that the ongoing conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan was not on Armenian soil.
In addition to membership in the Russian-led CSTO alliance, Armenia has a Russian military base. On the other hand, Turkish Muslim country is strongly supporting Azerbaijan. It is feared that if Armenia and Azerbaijan are embroiled in an all-out war, regional powers like Russia and Turkey may join. However, on Wednesday, Moscow clearly indicated that it was not directly involved in the conflict.
Although the Qarabakh region is part of Azerbaijan, it is controlled by Armenian separatists under the aegis of the Yerevan government. This is basically the beginning of conflict. On 26 September 2020, the two countries became embroiled in a war over the long-running dispute over the Nagorno-Karbakh region. It has so far claimed the lives of hundreds of people on both sides, including women and children. Most of the dead were identified as Armenian separatists. Azerbaijan and Armenia have blamed each other for the renewed conflict.