09 September 2021, 16:39

Turkish-Azerbaijani exercises show vulnerability of Lachin Corridor to Armenia

The Turkish-Azerbaijani military exercises conducted in Karabakh are mastering various scenarios for the situation development in the region, including the closure of the Lachin Corridor, Mger Akopyan, a military expert, and Andrias Gukasyan, a political analyst, believe.

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 above exercises in the Lachin (the Armenian name is Berdzor) indicate the hostile attitude of the Turkish-Azerbaijani tandem towards Armenia and the Armenian people, Mr Akopyan told the "Caucasian Knot" correspondent, adding that by conducting the exercises, Turkey and Azerbaijan are trying to exert political and psychological pressure on Armenia.

At their joint exercises, Azerbaijan and Turkey are mastering possible offensive actions against Armenia, as well as the scenario of blocking the Lachin Corridor, Mr Gukasyan has stated.

"The exercises should create tension for the Armenian Armed Forces, moreover given the fact that the last year's joint exercises were followed by aggression against Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh) with the Turkish participation. The current exercises are viewed as a real threat and a demonstration of force and intimidation," Andrias Gukasyan told the "Caucasian Knot" correspondent.

This article was originally published on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’ on September 9, 2021 at 00:15 am MSK. To access the full text of the article, click here.

Author: Tigran Petrosyan; Source: CK correspondent

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