On September 19, the Azerbaijani army launched a large-scale and unjustified offensive against the breakaway republic of Nagorno-Karabakh. Using Israeli and Turkish-made drones and Israeli Laura missiles, they attacked its defensive positions and air defenses, then cut off roads and isolated populated areas from each other.

One day of violent clashes was enough to force Karabakh’s leaders to sign an unconditional surrender, according to an agreement brokered by Russian peacekeeping forces stationed in the region.

Pre-meditated plan

This aggression has been prepared for a long time, or more precisely since December 12, 2022. It was on this day that Azerbaijan imposed a blockade, cutting off the only road connecting Nagorno-Karabakh with Armenia, passing through the Lachin corridor. Responsibility for blocking this road lies with the so-called “environmental activists” – in fact, agents of the Azerbaijani government.

Russian peacekeeping forces remained passive, although they were supposed to guarantee [la libre circulation] in this corridor.

As a result, about 120,000 residents of the enclave suffered from hunger, shortages of medicine, heating fuel and gasoline, including for ambulances and military equipment.

Meanwhile, Azerbaijan has resumed importing weapons, especially from Israel. [Depuis mars]eleven aircraft [de transport militaire] According to Ilyushin, 76 Azerbaijanis with a carrying capacity of 40 tons arrived in Israel to travel with weapons on board, including five in the first half of September alone. [le quotidien israélien Ha’Aretz].

Also in early September, Azerbaijan also began