Armenia is the only remaining country Russia has military base and influance. Only country that sees Russia not as foe but a friend.
You say that, but the actions of your leadership seem to suggest something else... they run to the US for help and complain about the assistance they get from Russia despite not helping Russia to help them.
This was of course the case until 2020 when entire country realized the fact that Putin sold Armenia to Turks. It was certainly a big shock as Armenians had confidence that Russia would never allow a war in the region. It was of surely stupid to think that as countries have their interests and things never stay the same in the dynamic world.
Putin is prepared to deal with anyone, but that does not mean he would deliberately throw allies under the bus.
I remember Putin’s speech when he was saying that it’s not Armenia’s proper that got attacked, if it was Russia will defend Armenia. 2 years later Armsnia got invaded by the same Azerbaijan, Russia didn’t even condemned the attack. CSTO receiving formal request of help, didn’t do a damn thing and just sent some commender for monitoring Smile it was like having fun with Armenians, people that lost 207 of their kids in 2 days against Turkish drones.
What is he supposed to do... if Armenia wont claim NK as their own territory then why should Russia protect them?
It is not hard and happens quite often these days... organise a referendum in NK to get autonomy or to join Armenia... once the results are in then there is something to work with.
The current situation would be like some Japanese people on the Kurile islands upset because the locals live by Russian law and want the US to come in and teach these stupid Russians a lesson... well by international law the Kurile islands are Russian... without all the locals voting independence from Russia there is not much the US could do... especially when Japan wont do anything either and they are japanese people in question.
Outcome? Russia made their decision to stand with Turkish block and betrayed an entire nation. I would understand it if this was in Russia’s interest but I just have the impression that Turks played Putin, again.
Russia has better relations with Turkey than with any other HATO country and certainly any EU country... they are the only "western" country that is not imposing sanctions on Russia.
Now US found the chance to take the region from Russia for good. Armenia knowing that Russia is not willing to protect them(even though there is a mutual defence pact) now is forced to side with the US. Recent pools shows that Armenians support to Russia decresed from %80 to %30. So people will be defiantly fine to have security instead of humiliation.
What security is the US offering you... are they going to bomb Turkey? Or are they interested in a military base on Irans border?
Yes Pashinyan isn’t reliable figure, he is not Pro-American or Pro-NATO, he is just and idiot who Armenians trusted that can deal with corruption. Not liking him doens’t mean that it’s fine to punish an entire country.
He is the guy the Russians have to work with and he is essentially thumbing his nose... your nose at Russia by jumping around claiming the sky is falling because the Azeris are attacking but not committing any Armenian forces to help NK.
Losing the last remaining ally? For what, for two-faced Turks that always backstabbed Russia?
Good job Putin and kudos to everyone who didn’t give the slightest damn to Armenia which stood with Russia even during the Syrian conflict. Russia is great for turning their friends into their enemies. That I can give.
Russia will work with anyone... including Pakistan and Saudi Arabia... they even tried to work with the UK and France and Germany and the US, but when the other side is not interested then nothing happens and that seems to be what is happening with Armenias current leadership.
My understanding of the defense pact was that Russia did not recognize Karabakh as being part of Armenia? Correct me if I'm wrong.
Nobody seems to recognise NK as part of Armenia including Armenia it seems, which is why it is so tricky to defend them.
Russia didn't send troops except peace keepers but that appears to be more than Armenia sent officially as Armenian military forces.
Edit: I know Armenians have been asleep for the last decade, but do they really, truly think the US will actually help them and abandon both Azerbaijan (they need Azeri oil now more than ever) and Turkey who is still NATO?
That might be part of Americas plan to take down the EU... cutting off Azeri gas supplies and somehow getting Iran involved so Europe can't buy their gas either would be a good way to strangle the EU if that is what they wanted.
The solution for Armenia is pretty clear and obvious... get a referendum started in the NK region for autonomy and for joining Armenia... if they vote for those then once they join Armenia then the CSTO security guarantees kick in and Russia can protect them properly.
Why have they not already done this?
There is a very powerful Armenian diaspora in California.
Aren't the Kardashians Armenian?
Could be the next president of the US of A....
It isn't so much Americans not giving a complete crap about Armenia. It's Armenians who care about the American influence in their country.
I am sure the Yanks would love some military bases on the border of Iran... especially if they were Former Russian bases.
Just excuses. We all know that the war couldn’t have started if Putin didn’t give his OK for it.
The all powerful puppet master... how did he manage that?
Are you all aware that Armenia’s PROPER got invided by Azerbaijan just about 2 weeks ago? Are you aware that Azeris killed more than 200 Armenian soldiers, 3 civilians, got 7.5 km deep into Armenia’s sovereign territory?
So up until two weeks ago everything was just fine and now all of a sudden Putin is to blame for relations and the current situation.
I hear you, but please understand if I don't agree.