12 September 2021, 11:34

Turkish-Azerbaijani exercises are over in Karabakh

In the Lachin District, militaries of Turkey and Azerbaijan have mastered the skills of conducting reconnaissance, setting ambushes and finding and liquidating saboteurs, the Azerbaijani Ministry of Defence (MoD) has informed.

The "Caucasian Knot" has reported that on September 6, in the Lachin (the Armenian name is Berdzor) District, which is crossed by the corridor connecting Yerevan with Stepanakert, Azerbaijani-Turkish military exercises with shooting began. They have demonstrated to Armenia the vulnerability of the Lachin Corridor, political analysts have noted.

Let us remind you that, according to Russian military experts, the Azerbaijani-Turkish exercises in the Lachin District were medium-sized and tactical in nature.

Andrias Gukasyan, a political analyst, has suggested that the aim of the Azerbaijani-Turkish joint exercises was to master offensive actions against Armenia and blocking the Lachin Corridor.

In the opinion of Azerbaijani analysts, the exercises will allow Azerbaijani and Turkish militaries to train in the combating terrorists, but they can also be regarded as a message about joint actions of the two countries in case of threats to Azerbaijan. "Revanchist ideas are still hatching in Armenia," said Azad Isazade, a former employee of the information-analytical department of the Azerbaijani MoD.

Telman Abilov, the head of the NGO "Military Lawyers", has pointed to the limited number of militaries at the exercises in the Lachin District. "These exercises indicate that the Shusha declaration on Azerbaijani-Turkish allied relations remains in force. The Armenian-Azerbaijani conflict has not yet been finally settled," Mr Abilov has concluded.

This article was originally published on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’ on September 11, 2021 at 03:07 pm MSK. To access the full text of the article, click here.

Source: CK correspondent

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