“Every month Azerbaijan makes statement on being intended to win back the lost territories, while Karabakh every day continues to reinforce its own borders and trains a new generation of warriors. The solution to this conflict is beyond the policy sphere. One of the parties lives with the ambitions of imperial attainment, while the other is building a new life,” Stanislav Mudrii said in an article on Ridus.ru.
The author notes that in Nagorno-Karabakh lived mostly Christian – Armenians and the conflict arose with the Muslim – Azerbaijanis. “Over the years, the control over the territory of Nagorno-Karabakh passed from the Armenians to Azerbaijanis and back. Moscow played a big role in this, as during the Soviet period it was on Baku’s side (probably because of oil?),” the article said.
The collapse of the Soviet Union led to a war in 1992 – 1994, in the same time after the collapse of the USSR most of the military equipment went to Azerbaijan who in May 1992 received 237 tanks from Russia while Armenia only 54 on June 1, 1992. The same ratio was for other types of weapons that are listed in the article.
The author notes that, thanks to the NKR Foreign Ministry he managed to get on the first line of defense. According to local military defense units there are 7 lines in general. “Special thanks should be express to soldiers who fought in Karabakh war, who agree to let the journalists to appear in the front,” Stanislav Mudri said.
“As you know, Azerbaijan does not allow the observers of international organizations, including OSCE to be on its defence line (which is odd). Karabakh, just on the contrary, is open to all. The thing is that the war still goes on. It’s trench warfare. From time to time the snipers from Azerbaijan (young Ukrainian women as they believe) “remove” onlooker soldiers. As a result several people die in the response exchange of fire. And, of course, the Azerbaijani side does not want the observers to see the preparations for the immediate conflict escalation,” the article says.
The author notes that the soldiers of the NKR Defense Army, do not starve in their diet they have pomegranate juice, cookies / candy, canned food, canned meat. Salary of junior officers in the Karabakh army is $ 700. Conscripts called up for 2 years and go into army willingly, the service is considered as a national pride. According to the Karabakh servicemen, in a time of comparative lull in the mountains, many underground bunkers are dug in NKR, as well as transport tunnels, control points and deployment of troops, thus the Azerbaijanis will have no chance for revenge.
The author notes that the air defense of NKR Defense Army shot down more than one Azerbaijani fighter during the active phase of the war, and at one of the polygons, near the border they managed to find the remnants of the defeated Azerbaijani military equipment that was beaten in battles in Aghdam city. Summarizing S. Mudri notes that it would be better if the conflict was resolved without war as Karabakh is too friendly and beautiful territory for it.