Joint exercises of the Azerbaijani and Turkish troops. Photo: official website of the Ministry of Defence of Azerbaijan, http://mod.gov.az

08 September 2021, 21:27

Military experts treat exercises of troops of Azerbaijan and Turkey as ordinary

Russian military experts, interviewed by the “Caucasian Knot”, suggest that like the manoeuvres of Russian peacekeepers, the joint exercises of the Azerbaijani and Turkish troops in the Lachin District do not pose any threat of an aggravation of the conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh.

The “Caucasian Knot” has reported that on September 6, the joint tactical exercises of the Azerbaijani and Turkish troops with live fire began in the Lachin District, through which the corridor between Yerevan and Stepanakert passes.

The Azerbaijani-Turkish military exercises in the Lachin District are medium-sized and tactical in their nature, and “something similar” had been conducted by the Russian peacekeepers a little earlier, the “Caucasian Knot” correspondent was told by Pavel Felgengauer, a military observer of the newspaper “Novaya Gazeta”.

According to the expert, “it is hardly worth expecting” a reaction to the exercises of Azerbaijan and Turkey in the form of the Armenian-Russian exercises. “Russia will not react in any way, because Moscow will not benefit from quarrelling with Baku or Ankara. It is not worth expecting an escalation of the conflict because of the exercises as well,” Pavel Felgengauer explained.

“Russia will not benefit from an armed conflict. Especially the one provoked by some exercises,” military political analyst Alexander Perendjiev believes. “Moscow will not allow anything like that. We (Russia) call for cooperation, drawing up a road map, work to resolve the conflict, and to peace agreements in the future. Russia won't allow Armenia ‘to take revenge’ and Azerbaijan ‘to flex its muscles’,” Alexander Perendjiev emphasized.

This article was originally published on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’ on September 8, 2021 at 03:07 pm MSK. To access the full text of the article, click here.

Author: Oleg Krasnov; Source: CK correspondent

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