Garry, Let’s forget NKR for a second if you don’t mind.
Azerbaijan attacked Armenia 2 weeks ago, killed 207 soldiers, 3 civillians and advanced 7.5 km deep into Armenia’s soverign terretory.
Now can you please answer this question. Armenia has a defance pact signed with Russia in 1997 according to which Russia should defend Armenia.
Armenia formally requested military help from Russia right after the attack. Forget about help Russia didn’t even condemn the attack.
Now, let be direct. Should Russia help or no? That’s a very simple question that needs a simple answer.
From the information provided and ignoring NKR, yes you are right, Russia should have at the very least condemned the attack and promised help... but what information is not being provided?
You admit your leader is only in power because the alternatives, while more pro Russia, are in your words corrupt... do you trust the information coming from your government?
I mean the fact that they received Nancy Pelosi... a venomous anti Russian psycho bitch... and smiled and got photos with her... suggests Armenia is on the turn.
Is your loyalty fully based on what Russia can do for you now and if you get a better offer then that loyalty is thrown in their faces?
I suspect rather than just being leader, that there are CIA minions working feverishly for him making him and the US look good and Russia and everyone else to look bad... if you ignore that well of course you will end up like the Ukraine... everything is Russias fault... why didn't they save us when we needed our white knight.
I come from a tiny country too and I understand that fear of not being defended by a big power... near where I live money was spent two centuries ago to build a coastal artillery emplacement because we were not given assurances from the British that the royal navy would always be here to defend us, and our tiny population at the time could not support a navy that could do any better... so we build guns in harbours... to defend us from the Russians.
When they did finally come they wanted to trade and were less trouble than the Americans were.
If you want fast and fierce Russian support then you need to align more with Russia and stop playing the turk game of playing one superpower off another for your advantage.
If Armenia wants Russian support they need to clarify their position on a few things and NK is the main one as that seems to be a large part of the issue between Azeri and Armenia.
It is like the Minsk agreements... never anything other than a temporary mechanism for the aggressor to build up forces to escalate later on when they are better prepared.
In the Ukraine however the difference was that in 2014 these republics didn't see themselves as Russian, they saw themselves as Ukrainians who just spoke Russian and didn't want to change to Ukrainian. After being shelled by their fellow Ukrainians for the last 8 years however their loyalties and view of the world at large has shifted... it is not just getting shelled by your own country... but having the entire west not just turn a blind eye but to actually blame you for it all and encourage Kiev to shell you to get rid of so called Russian invaders... well a referendum just makes sense now.
What I don't understand is why a referendum in NK has not already been set up years ago... you should have done it in 2008 when Kosovo declared independence to minimise the BS from the west.
3: Armenia is an independent country and it’s in Russia’s interest to have Armenia as an independent country. It’s unbelievable and also sad still seeing people living with the Soviet Union fantasies. Saying staff like this and then asking why Armenia is trying to have different alliances is a bit ironic.
Russia is a federation... Armenia could retain its languages and customs and culture while being part of the Russian Federation... it is the only iron clad defence from western interference as it brings nuclear weapons in to the mix.
You could even do a Cuba and say that the US has nuclear weapons in Turkey so Armenia should have some nukes stored there until they are withdrawn...
Azerbaijan again attacked sovereign Armenia. 3 KIA so far.
To be clear I liked this post because you are sharing information with the forum.
Obviously I do not like that there is fighting between your two countries... maybe Russia should deliver some Russian made Iranian drones to Armenia...