Upset Azerbaijani Troops Try To Provoke Russian Peacekeepers In Dadivank

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On November 25, Azerbaijani troops entered the district of Kalbajar in the Nagorno-Karabakh region. Under the Russia-brokered ceasefire deal reached between Baku and Yerevan, Azerbaijni forces have already entered Agdam and Kalbajar districts and will enter Lachin district. However, the Lachin corridor, which links Armenia and Nagorno-Karabakh, as well as a large part of Nagorno-Karabakh will remain under control of Russian forces.

Upset Azerbaijani Troops Try To Provoke Russian Peacekeepers In Dadivank

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At the same time, the presence of Russian peacekeepers in the region and the limitations imposed by this presence apparently make at least a part of Azerbaijani officers and soldiers upset. In particular a post of the Russian peacekeeping force remains in the area of Dadivank Monastery in order to prevent the destruction of this site. Despite claims of the Azerbaijani leadership about the ‘tolerant and honorable position’ of its forces, in fact, Azerbaijani troops destroy and loot Armenian churches, graves and properties that they captured en mass.

Proud Azerbaijani troops destroy Armenian graves:

Therefore, the lack of access to the Armenian Davidank monastery make Azerbaijani forces unhappy and the tried to provoke Russian peacekeepers deployed there. The aggressive position of Azerbaijani troops can be seen on the video (above) and the following screenshots.

The video shows a demonstrative aggressive behavior of Azerbaijani troops. Two Russian negotiators talk with three Azerbaijani personnel (one with a flag on a stick). Behind the Azerbaijani negotiators, it is possible two see a large group of troops demonstratively holding weapons. Are they afraid that these two Russians will suddenly kill them?

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The officer representing the Azerbaijani side pretends that he does not speak Russian. There are two possible explanation: a) He’s a Turk b) This is a demonstrative move to show the position.

Upset Azerbaijani Troops Try To Provoke Russian Peacekeepers In Dadivank

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After the end of the conversation, a Russian officer gives a salute, to which, in response, he receives a careless wave of hand by the translator. The Azerbaijani (Turkish?) officer ignores it.

Upset Azerbaijani Troops Try To Provoke Russian Peacekeepers In Dadivank

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Upset Azerbaijani Troops Try To Provoke Russian Peacekeepers In Dadivank

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Mighty Azerbaijani troops are scared by two Russians:

Upset Azerbaijani Troops Try To Provoke Russian Peacekeepers In Dadivank

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It looks that Azerbaijan (Turkey) intentionally staged this local provocation for propaganda purposes to demonstrate the ‘military might and dominance’ over the Russians. Such moves could work well for the internal and event international media consumption. The important thing, when somebody acts this way, is to not forget the modern history. There already was a political regime that thought that it can attack Russian peacekeepers. Than, in 2008, the proud Georgian leader, Mikheil Saakashvili, eat his tie and lost the 8-day war. As a result of the war, Georgian forces were destroyed and Russia recognized South Ossetia and Abkhazia as independent states.

Upset Azerbaijani Troops Try To Provoke Russian Peacekeepers In Dadivank

Mikheil Saakashvili receives news about the Russian response to an attack on peacekeepers in South Ossetia

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