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Greece, Russia and Turkey readying for war over Nogorno-Karabakh

Greece, Russia and Turkey readying for war over Nogorno-Karabakh

October 23
21:50 2020

- On 21 October 2020, the Greek Navy mobilized around 60 boats to protect the Aegean Islands in the event of a Turkish attack.

- Konstantin Zatulin, deputy chairman of the Russian Federation State Duma, alluded to a possible Russian landing in Azerbaijan to hunt down the jihadists. The Russian Navy has been engaged in exercises off Baku since 16 October.

- Turkish Vice-President Fuat Oktay, on his part, has publicly considered a possible military intervention by his country to safeguard the rights of Azerbaijan.

- Speaking at the end of an interview with the Armenian president on the sidelines of NATO defense ministers’ virtual meeting, NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg assured that his organization supports a strict ceasefire application and highlighted its good relations with both parties in the conflict.

- Turkish Vice-President Fuat Oktay stressed that NATO would probably not intervene if Turkey were to enter the war in Azerbaijan.

- Armenian President Armen Sarkissian stressed that Azerbaijan will continue to violate the ceasefire as long as he is confident of Turkey’s support.

- Germany has rejected a Greek request to stop arms exports to Turkey during this time of crisis.

- Members of the UN Security Council continued their contacts behind closed doors.

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