YEREVAN (Realist English). On December 12, at 10:30, the special services of the Baku mini Sultanate blocked the Stepanakert-Goris highway, hiding behind environmental justification.
The problem is being settled by Russian servicemen who are responsible for the safety of this road and the Lachin corridor.
The Editor-in-Chief of the Realist News Agency, Sarkis Tsaturyan, commented on the situation, suggesting that it should be settled at the international level:
“The new provocation of the Baku gangs in Artsakh says one thing: it’s time to raise the issue of the deployment of international peacekeepers under the auspices of the OSCE Minsk Group.
My like-minded people and I have many times spoken out on this topic, but the authorities of Artsakh and Armenia continue to ignore it and even harm the cause by offering an international mandate exclusively for Russian servicemen. Why on earth are you doing this? For three decades, you and your predecessors negotiated through the Minsk Group, but for some reason you are now offering a mandate not to three countries, but to one only.
Instead of discussing the issue with Paris and Washington, Pashinyan buries his head in the sand. What is he waiting for? The problem will not be solved by itself! One should solve it!
Regardless of how Russian servicemen feel about Baku’s provocations, the deployment of French and American peacekeepers actually meets their security interests.
I explain why: the Baku gangs will be afraid to attack the joint peacekeeping mission of the Russian Federation, the USA and France. But they can attack the very mission of the Russian Federation in Artsakh. And this took place relatively recently, if anyone does not remember.
At a time when the Armenian ruling class has withdrawn itself from the fate of Artsakh, the deployment of international peacekeepers is the only guarantee that the Baku gangs would not attack the indigenous residents of Artsakh and the Russian servicemen themselves, who in every possible way avoid conflict with the Aliyev regime, since they pursue other goals in the region”.