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NI citing an Azerbaijani researcher: Kosovo cannot be considered an example for Nagorno-Karabakh

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Photo taken during the fighting in Karabakh



Both Kosovo and Nagorno-Karabakh are breakaway territories that were previously part of other countries. Despite the apparent similarities, the situation around them is fundamentally different. At least, this is what Ayaz Rzayev, a researcher at the Topchubashev Center in the Azerbaijani capital, says. With reference to him, the American edition of The National Interest (NI) published an article.

He declares that Kosovo cannot be considered an example for Nagorno-Karabakh. Speaking from the position of Baku’s interests, Rzayev suggests the West to be more actively involved in resolving the Karabakh issue, not taking into account the Kosovo precedent.

The author recalls: at the time of the recognition of Kosovo's independence, it was agreed that this case is unique and should not become a legal precedent. On the other hand, if there is one unique case, then why can't there be more. This idea was most accurately expressed by the British historian Timothy Garton Ash:

Kosovo was unique in its time, and there will be other cases like Kosovo in the future.

And the further development of events in the world showed that the introduction of exceptions to the norms of international law entails serious consequences. It inevitably creates precedents, which are then referred to by all who are interested in it.

Of course, in Yerevan, they could not fail to mention Kosovo, discussing the further fate of Nagorno-Karabakh. In particular, Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan appealed to the international community with a proposal to recognize the independence of the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic (NKR), using the Kosovo formula of "secession for the sake of salvation", which the Baku expert calls a "myth". He accuses Western countries of double standards and a different attitude towards the problems of Kiev and Baku:

Although the West rightly supports the territorial integrity of Ukraine, it is not so unambiguous about the territorial integrity of Azerbaijan.

Rzayev calls on the United States and Europe to help in the long-term settlement of the Karabakh problem, but believes that the West must strictly suppress all attempts to recognize the independence of Nagorno-Karabakh.

At the same time, the US press reminds that Armenia itself, urging others to recognize Artsakh, has not yet done this.
Photos used:
Facebook / MFA of the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic
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  1. SaLaR
    SaLaR 1 December 2020 13: 40
    -4
    Late to drink Borjomi .....
  2. Alex Nevs
    Alex Nevs 1 December 2020 13: 42
    +3
    The precedent for the fragmentation of Yugoslavia, period. Now everything will be unique and ... fragmented.
    1. credo
      credo 1 December 2020 13: 52
      +9
      Quote: Alex Nevs
      The precedent for the fragmentation of Yugoslavia, period. Now everything will be unique and ... fragmented.

      It's time to start splitting up the USA, Great Britain, France, Belgium, Germany, Italy, Spain and other exceptional ones, so that all "trendsetters" will try this process on their own skin. It is said to be very useful for treating prostatitis and other diseases from a sedentary lifestyle.
      1. ioan-e
        ioan-e 1 December 2020 14: 52
        0
        Quote: credo
        Quote: Alex Nevs
        The precedent for the fragmentation of Yugoslavia, period. Now everything will be unique and ... fragmented.

        It's time to start splitting up the USA, Great Britain, France, Belgium, Germany, Italy, Spain and other exceptional

        And crushed not into gravel, but into dust!
        1. Paul Siebert
          Paul Siebert 2 December 2020 14: 29
          0
          Quote: ioan-e
          And crushed not into gravel, but into dust!

          Yes Yes. Apparently - into radioactive dust ... wink
          1. ioan-e
            ioan-e 2 December 2020 16: 18
            0
            Quote: Paul Siebert
            Quote: ioan-e
            And crushed not into gravel, but into dust!

            Yes Yes. Apparently - into radioactive dust ... wink

            Nikolai Ivanovich, not so radical. hi
            1. Paul Siebert
              Paul Siebert 2 December 2020 17: 03
              0
              Boris, respect!drinks !
    2. antivirus
      antivirus 1 December 2020 15: 19
      -1
      unique - the markets in Russia for the Azerbaijani tomatoes. everything else is secondary.
  3. ccsr
    ccsr 1 December 2020 13: 43
    +4
    An expert can consider anything, but it is unlikely that those who in Western countries analyze the situation in terms of repeating the Kosovo precedent in the Caucasus will listen to his advice. And if they consider that this needs to be done, then they will have the strength and means to bend both leaders of these two republics - they and their elite keep too much money in the West. So, in their grip, both Armenian and Azerbaijani eggs will always be screwed, if necessary ...
    1. Lech from Android.
      Lech from Android. 1 December 2020 13: 56
      +4
      The Anglo-Saxons, as always, in their role ... They are trying to substitute concepts. Serbia was taken away from its territory without asking the Serbs living there and declared it a unique case ... Here are crooks.
      Gentlemen play by their own rules ... heh heh thieves, unique
  4. Daniil Konovalenko
    Daniil Konovalenko 1 December 2020 13: 48
    +5
    At the same time, the US press reminds that Armenia itself, urging others to recognize Artsakh, has not yet done this.
    A purely Armenian version, so that it would be more convenient to hide behind other people's backs. laughing Nobody recognizes the NKR. Following this recognition, the world will have to recognize South Ossetia, Abkhazia, Crimea and more ... And this is a revision of borders, instability in the whole world ... Former allies will become enemies, enemies will make peace, etc.
    1. Avior
      Avior 1 December 2020 14: 10
      +2
      not so simple. Do you know how many people are interested in the world?
      In the case of Kosovo, it was considered
      1. a set of reasons associated with the persecution of the population.
      2 desire will unite within the EU
      3. The EU is ready to pay for everything.
      4. non-alignment with other countries.
    2. Humpty
      Humpty 1 December 2020 14: 41
      +2
      Quote: Daniil Konovalenko
      Following this recognition, the world will have to recognize South Ossetia, Abkhazia, Crimea and more ... And this is a revision of borders, instability in the whole world ... Former allies will become enemies, enemies will make peace, etc.

      Borders change frequently. What is there "in the world do not recognize," we still do not pay.
      Looking at the map, I get the impression that Russia itself does not want to recognize its own territorial integrity.
      1. Daniil Konovalenko
        Daniil Konovalenko 1 December 2020 14: 45
        +2
        Looking at the map, I get the impression that Russia itself does not want to recognize its own territorial integrity.
        But what about the amendments to the Constitution? They guarantee everything there, and the world must reckon with this. smile
  5. Max Lebedev
    Max Lebedev 1 December 2020 13: 49
    +21
    He accuses Western countries of double standards and a different attitude towards the problems of Kiev and Baku

    Western countries only recognize what is beneficial to them
  6. Avior
    Avior 1 December 2020 13: 54
    +3
    the question of similarity to Kosovo could be raised if the Azeris began to persecute the remaining Armenians.
    but they do not seem to have made this mistake.
    1. DAQ
      DAQ 1 December 2020 14: 03
      +2
      Sure. In those territories where Azerbaijanis rule, Armenians will not be persecuted. Because there are no Armenians there. The evacuation was carried out before the arrival of the Azerbaijanis.
      1. Avior
        Avior 1 December 2020 14: 07
        +4
        this will not be an argument, Baku will say that they left themselves, no one touched them.
  7. KVU-NSVD
    KVU-NSVD 1 December 2020 13: 59
    +4
    They wanted to crush and split Yugoslavia, easily agreeing to any "exceptions". According to the same scheme, if necessary, they will act with any country without asking its opinion. It's just not necessary yet.
  8. Nychego
    Nychego 1 December 2020 14: 03
    +2
    NI is one of the most biased and weak sources, in fact, a propaganda publication, made by domestic propaganda "masters" supposedly to form something "in the West" there.
    Why does the respected VO portal so often refer to this publication ... I would like to believe that it is not in order to sink to its level of handling information.
  9. Zaurbek
    Zaurbek 1 December 2020 14: 14
    +1
    This is generally a rhetorical question .... What is Kosovo an example, and who is not. The main thing is that the judge is not alone. Turks decide in their own way in Syria, and vice versa in Azerbaijan. Everything was confused. If the Armenians gave Azerbaijan a hat, they would remember Kosovo too.
  10. Turist1996
    Turist1996 1 December 2020 14: 21
    +1
    Yes Yes! This is different! Kindergarten, Ely-Pali!
  11. Gennady Fomkin
    Gennady Fomkin 1 December 2020 15: 07
    0
    And ..... I do not exclude that the VPR of Armenia decided to simply "merge" Karabakh. It cost them too much, and no exhaust was expected in the foreseeable future ... And so, they say, they did what they could, they fought like a herd of lions, but there were more "damned Turkes" and "Syrian homeless people". laughing

    Well, a few thousand rabid people will be scared in Yerevan for six months or a year, well, the nightingale droppings will squeal ... and that's it.

    Some Armenians write over there that it is necessary to open a railway to Turkey, through Kars to the ports of the Mediterranean Sea, to restore a railway to Azerbaijan (the Ijevan-Kazakh section) ... I'm afraid it won't be soon, the level of hostility there is extremely high ... Until now, they place the rollers in the cart as they cut each other. laughing
  12. Gennady Fomkin
    Gennady Fomkin 1 December 2020 15: 10
    0
    They are all the same. Anyway, you will be deceived, sooner or later. There is a saying in which there is a lot of truth: "If an Armenian called you a friend, then he wants to fool you, but if he is a brother, then he already fooled you." Much is far-fetched, sorry ..
  13. APASUS
    APASUS 1 December 2020 19: 42
    0
    It's not about Karabakh, it's about who made the decision on Kosovo, but the West took it alone. What other questions can there be?
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  15. Kara
    Kara 1 December 2020 22: 45
    +17
    The rule "Who is stronger is right" has not been canceled. And if there is enough strength, then everyone does so.
  16. Cottodraton
    Cottodraton 2 December 2020 03: 18
    0
    As usual everything: - "this is different" ...
    they can't even think of an excuse, or they just don't care. Like everything is possible