アルメニアとアゼルバイジャンが国境で軍事衝突: ずくなしの冷や水

2020年07月15日

アルメニアとアゼルバイジャンが国境で軍事衝突

※ RT2020/7/12
Azerbaijan says 3 of its soldiers killed in border clash with Armenian troops, sparking fears of new escalation
At least three soldiers have been killed in a border clash between Armenia and Azerbaijan, Baku has said. It is the latest flareup in a decades-old conflict between the two states.
The clash happened on the Armenian-Azeri border on Sunday at about midday local time, both sides confirmed.
The Azeri side said Armenian military broke a ceasefire agreement and shelled its positions with artillery, prompting retaliation. It said both sides suffered casualties, adding that two of its troops were killed and five others injured. One soldier later succumbed to his wounds in hospital.
According to the Armenian Defense Ministry, the flareup started after soldiers from the other side attempted to cross the border in a vehicle.

カスピ海の西に位置するアゼルバイジャンには、アルメニア人の多いナゴルノ・カラバフの独立問題があります。アルメニアとアゼルバイジャンは、国境で武器を使わないという協定がありますが、守られませんでした。どちらが先に仕掛けたのかははっきりしません。

日曜の日中に衝突が発生し、夜もアゼルバイジャンからの砲撃が続いたようです。

アルメニアは世界最古のキリスク教国、アゼルバイジャンはイスラム教徒が多いとされているが、モスクで礼拝する人は少なく世俗国家だとされている。

2020/7/13、ラブロフがアルメニアとアゼルバイジャン両国の外相と電話会談。

On July 13, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov had separate telephone conversations with Foreign Minister of Armenia Zohrab Mnatsakanyan and Foreign Minister of Azerbaijan Elmar Mammadyarov. The officials discussed the escalation on the Armenian-Azerbaijani border. Sergey Lavrov called for an immediate ceasefire and for the sides to show restraint, taking into consideration their assumed obligations and the proposals of the Russian, US and French representatives as Co-Chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group and the Personal Representative of the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office.

The Russian Foreign Minister stressed that Russia would continue carrying out its mediation mission in contacts with Baku and Yerevan both as a country and as a Co-Chair of the OSCE Minsk Group. He also pointed out the importance of all members of the Minsk Group showing a responsible approach in assessing the unfolding situation and avoiding declarations or actions that could provoke a further escalation of tensions.

ラブロフの側から電話会談を申し入れた感じです。





戦況がよくわかりませんが。

Israeli Spike NLOS 多目的誘導弾システム のことです。日本も検討しているらしい。
イスラエルのSpike NLOS

TASS2020/7/16
Baku, Yerevan exchange statements on possibility of striking critical infrastructure
Tensions on Armenian-Azerbaijani border flared up on July 12
MOSCOW, July 16. /TASS/. Against the backdrop of the ongoing border conflict, Azerbaijan and Armenia exchanged harsh statements about the possibility of striking strategically important facilities on each other’s territory on Thursday.

"The Armenian side should keep in mind that our armed forces have advanced missile systems in service, capable of conducting high-precision strikes on the Metsamor Nuclear Power Plant, which may result in a huge disaster for Armenia," Vagif Dargyakhly said.

He added that "land topography of the Mingachevir water reservoir, protective land works in the area and advanced air defense systems in service with the country’s missile defense troops make a strike on this strategically important facility impossible."

Yerevan described the Azerbaijani defense ministry’s statement as "a crime."

"I would like to stress that Armenian officials have never mentioned the possibility of attacking Azerbaijan’s civilian infrastructure. We even avoid shelling houses. Our diplomats and politicians are already working on a statement about the possible strike on the Metsamor NPP. Statements of this kind are a crime," Armenian Defense Ministry spokesman Artsrun Ovannisyan told reporters.
Border crisis

The conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan over the highland region of Nagorno-Karabakh, a disputed territory that had been part of Azerbaijan before the Soviet Union break-up, but primarily populated by ethnic Armenians, broke out in February 1988 after the Nagorno-Karabakh Autonomous Region announced its withdrawal from the Azerbaijan Soviet Socialist Republic. In 1992-1994, tensions boiled over and exploded into large-scale military action for control over the enclave and seven adjacent territories after Azerbaijan lost control of them. Talks on the Nagorno-Karabakh settlement have been ongoing since 1992 under the OSCE Minsk Group, led by its three co-chairs - Russia, France and the United States.

On July 12, the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry accused the Armenian Armed Forces of an attempt to shell the republic’s positions in the border sector of Tovuz (known as Tavush in Armenia). According to the ministry, the attacks continued throughout the night. Baku said 11 Azerbaijani servicemen had been killed since the clashes had begun.

For its part, the Armenian Defense Ministry said four servicemen were killed and 10 injured, adding that border tensions had escalated after an attempted breach from the side of Azerbaijan.
Critically important facilities

Azerbaijan’s Mingachevir water reservoir was built on the Kura River to enable the construction of the Mingachevir Hydroelectric Power Plant. The facility is critical for the country’s power generation sector and agriculture. The security of the Mingachevir dam is among Azerbaijan’s most important national security issues. According to experts, a vast section of the country’s territory will be flooded if the dam breaks.

The Metsamor Nuclear Power Plant, the only nuclear power generation facility in Armenia, went onstream in 1979. It was halted in 1989, in the wake of the devastating 1988 Spitak earthquake, but resumed its operations in 1995. The plant’s Unit Two, the only active reactor at the station at the moment, accounts for one third of Armenia’s power generation.
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旧ソ連邦のアルメニアとアゼルバイジャンの軍事衝突は、ロシアのプーチン大統領が平和の調停を行いますね。彼なら簡単にできますね。ロシア連邦軍は、アルメニアに駐留しています、そしてロシア連邦は、旧ソ連邦の共和国に強力な情報網を持つています。やはり復活したロシア連邦軍の強力な力が必要ですね。
Posted by 西 亨 at 2020年07月17日 20:37
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