The Global Times reported on November 14 that Russian President Vladimir Putin revealed the day before that the Naka conflict caused a total of more than 4,000 deaths, more than 8,000 were injured, and tens of thousands of people became refugees, causing huge losses to the economies of the two countries.
Historically speaking, the Nagorno-Karabakh region (the “Naka” region) is indeed the birthplace of the Armenian nation. But at the beginning of the 20th century, due to various reasons, most of the Armenians had moved out of this land, and it was at that time that the Azerbaijanis entered and controlled the Naka region.
This piece of land was subsequently incorporated into Azerbaijan, and at the same time it was recognized by the world as a reasonable and legal territory of Azerbaijan. Now Armenia is asking Azerbaijan for the Naka region in the name of “ancestral home”, which is unreasonable both legally and morally.
Even setting aside the law and morality, Armenia is now the weakest economically among the three Caucasus countries. Today’s international society is still objectively a “jungle” of the weak and the strong.
Therefore, as the weaker Armenia, it really wants to fight for Naca The region should first strengthen itself and have enough “bargaining chips” to attack Azerbaijan. In the words of netizens: Truth is within the range of the cannon.
In terms of comparison between the two countries, the population of Azerbaijan is about 10.12 million, and Armenia is about 3 million; Azerbaijan’s GDP is 45.284 billion U.S. dollars, while Armenia is only about 13.444 billion U.S. dollars; Azerbaijan has more than 50 billion U.S. dollars, while Armenia has only 557 million dollars!
From the above comparison, it is not difficult to see that Armenia does not have sufficient economic and military strength, but it has to provoke strong neighbors, which is tantamount to death.
What’s more terrible is that Armenia even offended its most reliable backup Russia despite the fact that it was clearly weak in the country, and it was indeed not excessive that it ended in a disastrous defeat.
After the disintegration of the Soviet Union, the former Soviet Union republics have been infiltrated by Western culture and ideas, so there have been many examples of fierce anti-Russia, such as Ukraine, Georgia, and Armenia. However, history has proved that helping an outsider beat his own brother will not end well in the end. Ukraine is now in a state of de facto division.
Not only has East Uzbekistan been fighting continuously, Ukraine, a powerful industrial country that was enough to dominate the world in the past, is now left in ruins, and even Peru’s contract for an aircraft cannot be implemented. Not to mention in Georgia, the Saakashvili government was directly overthrown by Russian armed forces, and it took several days before and after.
Originally Armenia should become Russia’s most “hardcore” ally in the Caucasus, because the Armenian ancestors can also be traced back to the Slavs. At the same time, Armenia believes in the Orthodox Church like Russia and can be said to have the same ancestry.
However, the current Armenian government has been deceived by the West and has blatantly implemented an anti-Russian policy. It also asked Russia to withdraw from Armenia, which made Moscow very angry.
We have seen that Armenia has asked Russia for help many times during the Naka conflict, but Putin has always stood still. Russia expressed its dissatisfaction with Armenia in this way.
Although Russia participated in the mediation of the Asian-African War and mediation of the conflict, in the final peace agreement, Armenia was forced to cede the already controlled Kelbach and Lachin districts, and could only maintain a road between the capital of Naka and the mainland of Armenia. corridor.
This result is not surprising. As a small country, Armenia obviously does not recognize its own status. Armenia is not dominant in terms of morality or national strength in the Naka conflict.
At the same time, in terms of foreign relations, it has offended its big brother to death. Yes, it is inevitable to sign such a peace agreement that “destroys power and humiliates the country”. Thousands of people were killed or injured, and tens of thousands of people became refugees.
This bitter fruit can only be digested slowly.