Nagorno-Karabakh Getting Ready To Be Integrate Into Azerbaijan! (Map)
Following the announcement of a temporary ceasefire between the Republic of Azerbaijan and Nagorno-Karabakh, negotiations will be held on September 21 in the Azerbaijani city of Yevlakh to determine the status of this region; talks that pave the way for Nagorno-Karabakh to join the body of the Republic of Azerbaijan.
From 13:00 local time on September 20, a temporary ceasefire was established as a result of Russian mediation between the Republic of Azerbaijan and the forces of the Republic of Artsakh or the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic. However, this ceasefire has been established at the repeated request of the Armenians of Nagorno-Karabakh, while the Azerbaijani army forces did not have much desire for it.
After the Azerbaijani army launched a widespread operation from land and air against Nagorno-Karabakh on Tuesday, the so-called Artsakh forces came under severe pressure and many of their military and defensive positions were destroyed. Also, the ground units of the Azerbaijani army easily captured new areas of Nagorno-Karabakh.
In the second Karabakh war, despite the air superiority of the Republic of Azerbaijan, the Azerbaijani army suffered very high casualties of about 2,700 people and on the other side about 3,700 people were killed. Azerbaijan learned from this.
In fact, after the second Karabakh war and due to the delivery of vast areas of western Nagorno-Karabakh and also Lachin corridor to Baku government, all logistical routes from Armenian soil to Nagorno-Karabakh region were cut off and Artsakh forces were completely besieged and became very weak in terms of logistics and forces. Therefore, it was predicted that in the future war, Nagorno-Karabakh would have no chance against a new onslaught and Azerbaijani army casualties would also be negligible.
This issue was clearly seen on the ground and during 24 hours of military operations of Azerbaijani army in Nagorno-Karabakh, significant areas came under Baku government control. In western Nagorno-Karabakh and on Kalbajar district, Azerbaijani army easily took control of Charektar and Getavan areas and advanced near Heyvali in central northern areas. In eastern Nagorno-Karabakh and on Agdam axis, Kashen mine came under control of Azerbaijani forces. On Fuzuli axis, the Amaras and its monastery came under control of Azerbaijani forces as well.
Therefore, before losing all areas in the Nagorno-Karabakh region with high casualties, Artsakh forces requested a ceasefire.
Now government in Baku has upper hand in negotiations. In these negotiations, Armenian government of Nagorno-Karabakh must be dissolved, its military forces must be disarmed and move to the Armenian mainland and deliver all their positions to Russian peacekeeping forces. And ultimately in continuation of this process, all Nagorno-Karabakh region must be annexed to mainland of Republic of Azerbaijan.
It is noteworthy that Iran and Russia also consider Nagorno-Karabakh region as part of Republic of Azerbaijan and support its annexation to Azerbaijani soil while respecting citizenship rights of Armenians in Nagorno-Karabakh.