Nagorno-Karabakh War: Russia scores at the expense of the EU
The Nagorno-Karabakh War is the most brutal war the continent of Europe has witnessed in its recent history.
The battle was between Armenia and Azerbaijan. Nagorno-Karabakh is a region located between these two countries. The region was controlled by ethnic Armenians, though was internationally recognized as a part of Azerbaijan. The conflict began, when Azerbaijan launched a military move to establish its recognised claim over the territory.
Azerbaijan had the support of Turkey and even the European Union.
When the war reached its final stage, Armenia, which enjoyed the indirect support of Russia, was at a losing end.
Generally speaking, Azerbaijan has won the war by establishing its authority of the majority of the land which were under the control of ethnic Armenians.
But, actually, the real winner is not Azerbaijan and Turkey; it is Russia.
It is Russia which has brokered a peace deal between Armenia and Azerbaijan.
What the development points at is the failure of the European Union – which is considered as the most powerful organisation based in Europe.
In reality, Russia has won where the European Union has miserably failed. What the incident exposes is the weakness of the union, which boats of its unity and stability, and is known for its peace-making framework.
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