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Russian flag and local militias: footage from the Amaras monastery of Nagorno-Karabakh is shown

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Russian flag and local militias: footage from the Amaras monastery of Nagorno-Karabakh is shown

A video was posted on the Internet demonstrating the deployment of Armenian militias at one of the facilities under the jurisdiction of the Russian peacekeepers.


The video footage shows a combat post at the Amaras monastery. It was built in the southeastern part of Nagorno-Karabakh during the early Middle Ages. Currently, close to this Christian shrine is the village of Machkalashen, which belonged to the Martuni region in the unrecognized NKR.

On the footage on the outskirts of the monastery, you can see the BTR-82A / AM under the Russian flag. The peacekeepers of the 15th motorized rifle brigade are equipped with this type of armored personnel carriers, some units of which were transferred to Nagorno-Karabakh.

In addition, the Russian flag flies on the upper tiers of the monastery itself, but only militias and civilians are visible there, apparently journalists. The Armenians enter the monastery through an opening in the wall, which was made by explosives due to the insecurity of the main entrance.

No other state paraphernalia was seen on the footage - neither Armenian nor unrecognized NKR.



As the video explains, in order to avoid possible encroachments on this landmark, a small garrison of local militias was deployed on the approaches to the monastery and its territory under the command of the head of the village of Lernik Hovhannisyan. That is, we are not talking about professional military personnel, as it was originally assumed in the network.

According to Hovhannisyan, he himself was wounded defending Amaras during repeated attacks by Azerbaijani troops. After the ceasefire, he claims, the Azeris again tried to seize the heights near Amaras, but they repulsed the attacks and called on Russian peacekeepers. It is indicated that there were already precedents of vandalism against Christian shrines by the military controlled by Baku.

The footage captures the observation post of Russian peacekeepers, assisted by local residents. According to the tripartite agreements, "the Russian peacekeeping contingent is deployed in parallel with the withdrawal of the Armenian armed forces." The other day, an official announcement was made on the completion of the deployment of the Russian contingent.

However, local militias living in Karabakh are not servicemen of the Armenian troops and therefore were not obliged to leave the area of ​​their settlement. They have stopped armed struggle with the Azerbaijani army and are performing exclusively as a guard service, being worried about the safety of their shrines.

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  1. Hunter 2
    Hunter 2 26 November 2020 09: 21
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    The main thing is that the Russian Flag is not Turkish! In Turkey itself, there are already questions to Erdogan, why he asked for permission to send troops ... which are not and will not be in Karabakh.
    1. Aerodrome
      Aerodrome 26 November 2020 09: 26
      0
      and then the cunning Armenians covered their ass with someone else's flag, not hoping for their
      1. Hunter 2
        Hunter 2 26 November 2020 09: 31
        +7
        This is the zone of responsibility of the Russian Peacekeepers! Accordingly, the Flag is Russian!
        Quote: Aerodrome
        and then the cunning Armenians covered their ass with someone else's flag, not hoping for their

        So why this passage?
      2. Victorio
        Victorio 26 November 2020 09: 31
        +16
        Quote: Aerodrome
        and then the cunning Armenians covered their ass with someone else's flag, not hoping for their

        ===
        cunning in yerevan, what are the claims to the Karabakh peasant opochets.
        1. Eugene-Eugene
          26 November 2020 09: 37
          +9
          That's right, they look like the so-called "peasant army". It is surprising that they still gave a rebuff to a well-equipped enemy with air superiority.
          1. paco.soto
            paco.soto 26 November 2020 10: 35
            +2
            Eugene-Eugene
            Today, 09: 37

            +7
            That's right, they look like the so-called "peasant army". It is surprising that they still gave a rebuff to a well-equipped enemy with air superiority.
            Reply ©
            Evgeniy Good afternoon. And what "did they fight back?" Can it be concrete, because this conflict is illustrated as never before?
          2. Yujanin
            Yujanin 26 November 2020 14: 11
            -3

            It is surprising that they still gave a rebuff to a well-equipped enemy with air superiority.

            All the time they covered themselves behind other people's backs while threateningly swung towards the enemy.
            And today they hide behind the expense of faith. Under the guise of wanting to preserve a church that, in all likelihood, was not looked after. At the same time, they don't give a damn about what the temple of the Lord will turn into during the assault of the Basurman. Can true believers fall so low?
            Py.Sy
            And this is a masterpiece.
            In addition, the Armenian army is hiding behind the Russian flag. Do you want me to believe that it was the peacekeepers who hung the mutilated standard?
            In all likelihood, the Armenians also did not let the peacekeepers come close.
        2. Slon_on
          Slon_on 26 November 2020 09: 57
          +9
          So, ask any citizen of Yerevan "Were you THERE?" He will say "Wah! I shot down a drone there, net three! And 5 more tanks! Eli!"
    2. vVvAD
      vVvAD 26 November 2020 19: 11
      +1
      Quote: Hunter 2
      In Turkey itself, there are already questions to Erdogan, why did he ask permission to send troops ...

      Erdogan was just planning something different - for that, and permission was needed.
      It's just that Russia has worked masterfully. Because
      Quote: Hunter 2
      which are not and will not be in Karabakh.
  2. Stirbjorn
    Stirbjorn 26 November 2020 09: 50
    +3
    It is indicated that there were already precedents of vandalism against Christian shrines by the military controlled by Baku.
    Are there any details? What is there specifically vandalized? And so far, somehow it turns out the other way around
    Article for 2009, about Aghdam region
    http://neobychno.com/1461/goroda-prizraki-agdam-zhertva-mesti-pamyatnik-gluposti/
    well, at the end there is a photo report
    1. Eugene-Eugene
      26 November 2020 10: 04
      -5
      Some pigs are kosher, current for jellied meat
    2. Dym71
      Dym71 26 November 2020 10: 14
      +4
      Quote: Stirbjorn
      Are there any details? What is there specifically vandalized?

      Do you doubt it? Do you think the Azeri do not respond to the Armenians in the same spirit?
      https://vk.com/video-92523713_456241767
      1. Yujanin
        Yujanin 26 November 2020 10: 46
        -4

        Do you think Azeri meet Armenians in the same spirit?

        The keyword is "answer". Although these actions can in no way be justified. Nonetheless.
        1. Dym71
          Dym71 26 November 2020 11: 42
          +2
          Quote: Yujanin
          The keyword is "answer".

          Until the clarification of the child's question “who started first?” Is over, there will be no peace in Karabakh.
          1. Yujanin
            Yujanin 26 November 2020 11: 49
            -5

            Until the clarification of the child's question “who started first?” Is over, there will be no peace in Karabakh.

            Most likely, the kneading will begin here due to the departure of obligations, which the Russian Federation allows.
            The Armenian paramilitary forces must leave Azerbaijan by December 1. And these are not childish games.
            Why are you keeping them there? Want to blow up the region ??? Do you need it so badly?
            1. Dym71
              Dym71 26 November 2020 12: 08
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              Quote: Yujanin
              The Armenian paramilitary forces must leave Azerbaijan by December 1.

              Before presenting to throw, find and carefully read the text of the trilateral agreement, there is no term "Armenian paramilitary forces", but there is "Armenian armed forces".
              Quote: Yujanin
              Why are you keeping them there? Want to blow up the region ??? Do you need it so badly?

              They are not kept there, they live there, it is the competence of the Azerbaijani Ministry of Internal Affairs to check their registration, but we will not allow the local Armenians to genocide, for this our contingent is there, they are peacekeepers, not policemen, is that clear, dear?
              1. Yujanin
                Yujanin 26 November 2020 12: 34
                -2

                We will not allow the local Armenians to genocide, for that is why our contingent is there, they are peacekeepers, not policemen, is that clear, dear?

                Wait, isn't it enough to find the Russian peacekeepers so that the ARF would not approach the Amaras monastery. Yesterday, TASS showed a video of how the Armed Forces of the AR approached the Russian peacekeepers who had covered the road to the Didivanik monastery. We talked, clarified the details and our soldiers left. I think it will also be possible to solve the Amaras issue.
                But if the Russian peacekeepers cannot drive the Armenian armed forces out of this fort, then I think this issue can be resolved by the AR
                1. Dym71
                  Dym71 26 November 2020 12: 51
                  +1
                  Quote: Yujanin
                  I think it will also be possible to resolve the Amaras issue.

                  On Azerbaijani soil, all issues should be resolved by the Azerbaijani authorities, and not by the ARF or someone else, and our peacekeepers only monitor the legal administration of justice, our task is to extinguish conflicts that are inevitable, ideally with preventive methods.
                  1. Yujanin
                    Yujanin 26 November 2020 13: 36
                    -1

                    On Azerbaijani soil, all issues should be resolved by the Azerbaijani authorities, and not by the ARF or someone else, and our peacekeepers only monitor the legal administration of justice, our task is to extinguish conflicts that are inevitable, ideally with preventive methods.

                    In that case, why did Putin sign this clause as well?

                    Shouldn't the peacekeepers be busy with the withdrawal of the Armenian armed forces from the territories of Azerbaijan? If tomorrow the Armed Forces of Azerbaijan will have to clear the territory of the Armed Forces, then why did the Russian peacekeepers appear there ???
                    1. Dym71
                      Dym71 26 November 2020 13: 51
                      -1
                      Quote: Yujanin
                      Shouldn't the peacekeepers be busy with the withdrawal of the Armenian armed forces from the territories of Azerbaijan?

                      Are the Armed Forces small children? The agreement was signed by Pashinyan, they are obliged to fulfill, but what would they do with the Armed Forces of Azerbaijan, the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation would not fight there again and would look after.
                      1. Yujanin
                        Yujanin 26 November 2020 14: 29
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                        but what would they do with the Armed Forces of Azerbaijan there again did not clash with the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation and look after.

                        As I understand it, this is already your problem.
                        Sama sama

                        By the way, it seems that the abandoned temple is actually Albanian. And the cross is not Orthodox.
                      2. Dym71
                        Dym71 26 November 2020 15: 10
                        -1
                        Quote: Yujanin
                        By the way, it seems that the abandoned temple is actually Albanian. And the cross is not Orthodox.

                        Caucasian Albanians baptized by Saint Gregory (the Illuminator)
  • Avior
    Avior 26 November 2020 10: 04
    +4
    ... the local militias living in Karabakh are not servicemen of the Armenian troops and therefore were not obliged to leave the area of ​​their settlement. They stopped armed struggle with the Azerbaijani army and are exclusively guarding


    Dangerous neighborhood
    Firstly, it is fraught with accusations of Russian peacekeepers in supporting one of the parties, and secondly, it is dangerous that "Azerbaijani militias" with drones will appear to fight "Armenian militias", and peacekeepers may suffer or get involved in hostilities.
    Or Turkish drones "in order to help the Russian peacekeepers" will strike at the "Armenian troops".
    Or some kind of aggravation of the conflict, into which the peacekeepers will be drawn.
    It is beneficial for the Armenians, of course, to show that the armed struggle continues, they are still full of desire to give back after the fight, and that the Russians are with them, but this is a dangerous activity from the point of view of renewing the conflict and drawing peacekeepers into it ...
  • paco.soto
    paco.soto 26 November 2020 10: 28
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    According to Hovhannisyan, he himself was wounded defending Amaras during repeated attacks by Azerbaijani troops. According to him, after the ceasefire, the Azerbaijanis again tried to seize the heights near Amaras, but they repelled the attacks and called on Russian peacekeepers. © ®
    After reading the article, what is this "set of words?"
    Who and at what level of command is calling the peacekeepers? Who obeys the mission?
    1. Yujanin
      Yujanin 26 November 2020 12: 08
      -3

      According to Hovhannisyan, he himself was wounded defending Amaras

      It seems that Amaras was not so dear to the Armenians, if they still did not restore the flying stone fragments of the cross on the wall of the temple.
      Or maybe it's still an Albanian church?

      1. paco.soto
        paco.soto 26 November 2020 12: 21
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        It seems that Amaras was not so dear to the Armenians, if the fragments of the cross on the wall of the temple had not been restored until now.
        Or maybe it's still an Albanian church? ©
        Yes, rightly spotted in this controversial video. But I want to say more: the mission of peacekeepers has already been compromised - no? An interesting mnogohodovochka ™ begins, considering the possibility of closure due to disruption of the air supply corridors of the Russian peacekeeping corps.
        Now the question is: "Does the tail wag the dog ™?"
        1. Yujanin
          Yujanin 26 November 2020 13: 16
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          An interesting mnogohodovochka ™ begins, considering the possibility of closure due to disruption of the air supply corridors of the Russian peacekeeping corps.

          The agreement did not seem to have a clause that the peacekeepers would take with them the MLRS, the Pantsir air defense system, the TOR air defense system, the electronic warfare and the electronic warfare system. There was no agreement about the Russian Emergencies Ministry either.
          So who's busy with the multi-pass now?
          You are here trying to create an echeloned air defense system. What for?
          1. paco.soto
            paco.soto 26 November 2020 13: 42
            +2
            The agreement did not seem to have a clause that the peacekeepers would take with them the MLRS, the Pantsir air defense system, the TOR air defense system, the electronic warfare and the electronic warfare system. There was no agreement about the Russian Emergencies Ministry either.
            So who's busy with the multi-pass now?
            You are here trying to create an echeloned air defense system. What for?
            Reply ©
            Well, I don't know how to answer you. In my opinion, this video finally discredited the entry of Russian peacekeepers in advance. And from the "worried" international opinion, we have a universal answer
  • Yujanin
    Yujanin 26 November 2020 10: 55
    -3
    Here, of course, many arguments can be made to justify the Armenians. But there is a clear sign of a departure from the tripartite agreement. According to the agreement, all Armenian soldiers must liberate the territories of Azerbaijan by December 1. And the photo is far from an Armenian militia. Even if the chevron of the Armenian army was covered with editing.
    1. Victorio
      Victorio 26 November 2020 11: 18
      -2
      Quote: Yujanin
      And the photo is far from an Armenian militia. Even if the chevron of the Armenian army was covered with editing.

      ===
      I think that they had, then they dressed. would be Russian camouflage, different, then they would be used too ..
      1. Yujanin
        Yujanin 26 November 2020 11: 42
        -2

        I think that they had, then they dressed. would be Russian camouflage, different, then they would be used too ..

        In any case, from the beginning of December there should be no other military formations in the conflict zone besides Russian troops.
        Otherwise, it will directly lead to the breakdown of the contract.
        1. Victorio
          Victorio 26 November 2020 11: 46
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          Quote: Yujanin

          I think that they had, then they dressed. would be Russian camouflage, different, then they would be used too ..

          In any case, from the beginning of December there should be no other military formations in the conflict zone besides Russian troops.
          Otherwise, it will directly lead to the breakdown of the contract.

          ===
          armed guards, the armed militia is not quite a military formation, probably
          1. Yujanin
            Yujanin 26 November 2020 12: 15
            -1

            armed guards, the armed militia is not quite a military formation, probably

            The essence does not change.
          2. paco.soto
            paco.soto 26 November 2020 12: 30
            0
            armed guards, the armed militia is not quite a military formation, probably ©
            From my sofa to your sofa: maybe even "probably". What the hell are you doing ?!
            1. Victorio
              Victorio 26 November 2020 12: 37
              +2
              Quote: paco.soto
              armed guards, the armed militia is not quite a military formation, probably ©
              From my sofa to your sofa: maybe even "probably". What the hell are you doing ?!

              ===
              ? look for the definition and term "military formation". well, and the content of the term too.
              1. paco.soto
                paco.soto 26 November 2020 13: 00
                0
                ? look for the definition and term "military formation". well, and the content of the term too.
                Reply ©
                Viktor, I do not argue with you - there is no time to search for filling the term now, I'm sure the Foreign Ministry will probably try to explain.
                My comment was about something else.
            2. Yujanin
              Yujanin 26 November 2020 13: 21
              -1

              From my sofa to your sofa: maybe even "probably". What the hell are you doing ?!

              Do you want me to believe the words of a stranger, or is it what I see? The Armenian army has settled in the monastery, this can be seen from the video, no matter how you try to distort reality. hi
              1. paco.soto
                paco.soto 26 November 2020 13: 28
                +2
                The Armenian army has settled in the monastery, it can be seen from the video, no matter how you try to distort reality. hi ©
                You probably haven't figured out how to address responses to comments?
                And answer me?
                Regards to you.
    2. Dym71
      Dym71 26 November 2020 11: 39
      +1
      Quote: Yujanin
      Even if the chevron of the Armenian army was covered with editing.

      And you do not admit that he could cover up himself?
      1. Yujanin
        Yujanin 26 November 2020 12: 20
        0

        And you do not admit that he could cover up himself?

        It can cover up, but it is not easy to get rid of the officer's bearing.
        1. Hunter 2
          Hunter 2 26 November 2020 12: 26
          -4
          Quote: Yujanin

          And you do not admit that he could cover up himself?

          It can cover up, but it is not easy to get rid of the officer's bearing.

          Excuse me, did you plan to meet some "shepherds" and "winegrowers" there? belay Has anyone ever written that there are no Professional Military men from the side of the Karabakh Armenians? Retirees, Volunteers, actually trained fighters in Karabakh ??? You are somehow disingenuous and simplify everything very much.
          1. Yujanin
            Yujanin 26 November 2020 12: 53
            -1

            You are somehow disingenuous and simplify everything very much.

            And it seems to me that the Armenian army is cunning. They sat down in an Albanian monastery, so that during the storming of the monastery they howl to the whole world that the "barbarians" are destroying Christian values, and at the same time killing peasants in disguised military uniforms, whose villagers, unknown to which side, provided AK-103, which Armenia produces under a license.
            For this reason, as a matter of fact, the peacekeepers do not approach the monastery, as well as in the Didivanik temple, where Armenian troops also settled.

            from the side of the Karabakh Armenians there are no Professional Military ...
  • Scorpio05
    Scorpio05 26 November 2020 18: 32
    +1
    Quote: Eugene-Eugene
    That's right, they look like the so-called "peasant army". It is surprising that they still gave a rebuff to a well-equipped enemy with air superiority.

    Yes, of course, the "peasant" army, with as many as a dozen, if not more, generals, with "Tochka U" OTRK, electronic warfare. Tornadoes, and up to a heap of 316 tanks. Do you perform in stand-up, with Martirosyan and others?
  • Scorpio05
    Scorpio05 26 November 2020 18: 47
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    Quote: Dym71
    Quote: Yujanin
    I think it will also be possible to resolve the Amaras issue.

    On Azerbaijani soil, all issues should be resolved by the Azerbaijani authorities, and not by the ARF or someone else, and our peacekeepers only monitor the legal administration of justice, our task is to extinguish conflicts that are inevitable, ideally with preventive methods.

    What kind of justice? You are confusing peacekeepers with bailiffs.
  • Scorpio05
    Scorpio05 26 November 2020 18: 48
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    I’m just wondering, what were they not guarding? The Armenians have practically resolved the issue (for themselves, of course) with Azerbaijani mosques.
    "First Deputy Chairman of the Spiritual Directorate of Muslims of the Russian Federation (DUM RF) Damir Mukhetdinov:" ... without a shadow of hesitation, turning a blind eye to the desecration and destruction of Muslim monuments. Over the decades of their stay on the territory of the unrecognized Nagorno-Karabakh Republic, 63 out of 67 mosques in the region were destroyed! " - said Mukhetdinov. "
    IA Red Spring
    Read the full article here:
    https://rossaprimavera.ru/news/026a25b8
  • Scorpio05
    Scorpio05 26 November 2020 18: 51
    +1
    Quote: Dym71
    Quote: Yujanin
    By the way, it seems that the abandoned temple is actually Albanian. And the cross is not Orthodox.

    Caucasian Albanians baptized by Saint Gregory (the Illuminator)

    Don't know what nationality he was?)
  • Scorpio05
    Scorpio05 26 November 2020 19: 02
    0
    Quote: paco.soto
    It seems that Amaras was not so dear to the Armenians, if the fragments of the cross on the wall of the temple had not been restored until now.
    Or maybe it's still an Albanian church? ©
    Yes, rightly spotted in this controversial video. But I want to say more: the mission of peacekeepers has already been compromised - no? An interesting mnogohodovochka ™ begins, considering the possibility of closure due to disruption of the air supply corridors of the Russian peacekeeping corps.
    Now the question is: "Does the tail wag the dog ™?"

    1. Arshakid dynasty of Caucasian Albania.
    "The Arshakid dynasty was a dynasty of Parthian origin, which ruled the kingdom of Caucasian Albania from the 3rd to the 6th century. They were a branch of the Parthian dynasty of Arshakids and, together with the rulers of the Arshakids of neighboring Armenia and Iberia, formed a family federation of pan-Arshakids. Starting from Urnair, the Arshakids have repeatedly married the ruling family. Sassanian kings of Iran. "
    Sources:
    1.1 Chaumont, ML (1985). Albania. Encyclopedia Iranica, Vol. I, Fask. eight . S. 8-806.
    1.2 Tumanov, K. (1986). “Arshakids VII. The Arshakid Dynasty in Armenia ”. Encyclopedia Iranica, Vol. II, front. five . S. 5-543.
    Arshakid Dynasty of Caucasian Albania - https://ru.qaz.wiki/wiki/Arsacid_Dynasty_of_Caucasian_Albania

    2. Amaras: "King of Albania Vachagan III Pious from the local branch of the Parthian dynasty of Arshakids [8] [9] finds the already forgotten grave of St. Grigoris [5]. His relics were placed in a tomb. This is a semi-underground structure located under the altar of the church, in 1858, thanks to its structure - masonry of hewn basalt blocks and carved decoration, it makes it possible to date it to the period of King Vachagan. "
    Source: Orthodox Encyclopedia. Albania Caucasian

    3. Gregory the Illuminator belonged to the Parthian royal family - a branch of the Arshakid dynasty that ruled in Armenia at that time.
    Source: Official website of the Moscow Patriarchate. http://www.patriarchia.ru/db/text/1115591.html
  • Scorpio05
    Scorpio05 26 November 2020 19: 09
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    Quote: Yujanin

    You are somehow disingenuous and simplify everything very much.

    And it seems to me that the Armenian army is cunning. They sat down in an Albanian monastery, so that during the storming of the monastery they howl to the whole world that the "barbarians" are destroying Christian values, and at the same time killing peasants in disguised military uniforms, whose villagers, unknown to which side, provided AK-103, which Armenia produces under a license.
    For this reason, as a matter of fact, the peacekeepers do not approach the monastery, as well as in the Didivanik temple, where Armenian troops also settled.

    from the side of the Karabakh Armenians there are no Professional Military ...

    Another provocation of the "long-suffering". They are going to start another universal howl about "barbarism" and so on (under this sauce to keep their troops on the territory of Azerbaijan, under protection). and they need peacekeepers for this.