This week, the Armenian leadership has reached an unprecedented height in its state management achievements. Prime Minsiter Nikol Pashinayan and his government did not stop at the successful campaign to undermine the Armenian regional position and the epic loss in the Second Nagorno-Karabakh War. Now, they are losing their largest gold mine, which was controlled by the Armenians for the last few decades.
On November 26, Azerbaijani troops entered the Sotk gold mine, which is located in the Gegharkunik province of Armenia, right on the border with the disputed region of Nagorno-Karabakh. The mine reserves are estimated at more than 130 tons. GEOPROMINING GOLD, which operates this mine, is one of the largest taxpayers and employers in Armenia. According to Armenian sources, the company paid $34 million into the Armenian budget in the period just between January to September of 2020.
A total of over 80 Azerbaijani soldiers entered the gold mine and the nearby town, claiming that the area should be handed over to Baku and gave workers one hour to leave the mine. For years, the Armenian state border with Azerbaijan in this area did not exist and there was no established border line since the fall of the USSR, Baku is now claiming that at least a half of the gold mine belongs to it.
On November 25, Armenian forces returned control of the district of Kalbajar bordering Gegharkunik to Azerbaijan as a part of the ongoing implementation of the Armenian-Azerbaijani ceasefire deal reached to end the hostilities in Nagorno-Karabakh. Thus, the Azerbaijanis also obtained access to the Sotk mine.
The Armenian government tried to hide these developments from the public and the Defense Ministry even called reports about Azerbaijani troops in the Sotk area fake news. However, later, it had to change the official version claiming that ‘parts’ of the mine appear to be on the Azerbaijani side of the border and Azerbaijani troops entered only their side of the mine. How this became possible without any monitoring by the Armenian military and why the Defense Ministry was not aware about Azerbaijani troop movements remain a big secret. Now, Yerevan says that Azerbaijani forces established 3 posts near the gold mine, while the boundary settlement process is ongoing under the supervision of the Russians.
Armenia did not reveal who would operate the gold mine after this process, but according to claims of the Armenian General Staff the status of the mine is being settled in the Russian-Azerbaijani talks. By these claims, the Pashinyan government likely tries to lay blame for the fact that they somehow forgot to secure its largest gold mine and guarantee Armenian interests on the process of the settlement of this question.
In the current conditions, Baku is likely considering to push even further in an attempt to establish control of the entire mine. And the only factor that is preventing it from doing this is the presence of the Russian forces and business interests in this area.
More evidence that Pashinyan and his crew are just as dedicated to the destruction of Armenia as Boris Johnson and his friends are to the destruction of Britain.
Odd that citizen “elect” such hostile creatures to control their countries, isn’t it?
With the *right* voting machines you can elect anybody Soros wants.
The specimen of Pashinyan strikes me as a crossing between Modi and Erdogan. Modi’s prodigious incompetence and proclivity for national self-immolation combined with Erdogan’s talent for flat-out dishonesty.
From Azerbaijan’s point of view:
— With enemies such as Armenia, who needs friends?
There are some similarities, yes, between Pashinyan and Modi. Especially in the employment of online troll armies to spread misinformation and shout down dissent. But Narendrabhai Damodardasbhai Modi is fully owned by his fellow Gujarati corporate bosses Mukeshbhai Dhirubhai Ambani and Gautambhai Shantilalbhai Adani, while Pashinyan is owned by Soros. Modi is therefore an old style fascist – quite in the Mussolini mould – while Pashinyan is a fascist of the 21st century.
”But Narendrabhai Damodardasbhai Modi is fully owned by his fellow Gujarati corporate bosses Mukeshbhai Dhirubhai Ambani and Gautambhai Shantilalbhai Adani, while Pashinyan is owned by Soros.”
That’s another piece of bad news as far as the idiot in Yerevan is concerned, LOL. Modi at least has a very dependable base of strong, domestic, corporate power in a large country whereas this slob Pashinyan is just a puppet of a billionaire far away, ”ruling” on the latter’s behalf over a tiny land-locked country. I’d say that Modi’s backers have a genuine stake in his misrule. Soros, by contrast, can be expected to ditch Pashinyan at the drop of a hat.
We have an ex Armenian state premier down here, she is stupid corrupt, if the rest of her people are similarly inclined no surprise they’re losers, too bad ’cause it makes the ‘chosen’s’ winners, again. Oh well i suppose they know their market
I am indeed flabbergasted myself how gullible the masses can be and how susceptible to brain washing through media and Hollywood movies they really are.
Nation after nation they keep shooting themselves in the foot by electing or bring to power through mass unrest the globalist cabal which takes its orders from either Bruxelles, Berlin, London , Washington or Jerusalem.
It seems to me like they are all (Georgia first, then Ukraine, then Armenia and more recently Belarus) pervaded by ineluctable sense of self flagellation (economic, spiritual, cultural, the full spectrum). What the f..k is wrong with so many people that they can not foresee and anticipate the sense of destruction that they bring upon themselves!?
The never learn. Luckily in Belarus at least they have a tough nut to crack in Luckashenko who takes a tough stance on the idiots.
The really good news here is that the Maidan in Ukraine 7 years ago has helped galvanizing Belarus and Russia into staunch unbelievers although Lukashenko was vacillating for some time. Tikhanovskaya is finished, and the aborted Maidan stunt in Belarus could well be the last suchlike putsch attempt (rent-a-mob colour revolution template crafted by George Soros).
I do not know …but Lukasenko CANNOT BE TRUSTED.
He said two days ago that he is resigning after new Constitution is adopted.
And it is good. Now, Russia has to help power transition in Belarus.
Some strongly prorussian person is needed. I hope that they have somebody … another USA puppet in Minsk must not happen.
Sorry, but it seems to me that I put this comment on wrong place under wrong topic.
taking a gold mine seems easier than say in libya where rebels first action was to create a rothschild private central bank. it must be a poor economy when 130 tonnes deposit, is seen as worthy of being a prize.
i watch in interest as to see the isis family relocation. with UN/EU startup funds for bomb making schools and the then needed hospitals from jihadist mishaps. russia soft belly will have to harden up. all in line with the zionist program promoting “islam/terrorist” blur. maybe people forget the Netanyahu threat that terrorists would be attacking europe if israel was opposed. it seems to have occured
Like Nazi Germany before it, the West is bankrupt, and is out of gold. It cannot admit that gold is in short supply so suppresses the price with digital futures and other shell games which ultimately require a constant supply of gold from wherever. One thread that unifies many regime change operations over the last two decades is the theft of gold eg Venezuela was forced to sell and had the rest confiscated by the UK, and Ukraine’s gold was mysteriously exfiltrated never to be seen again. Sounds likes Armenia is the latest target. GATA.org may have more info
But the US needed that Ukrainian gold to repatriate the German gold they stole in 1945 and conveniently misplaced!
Being the looted has always been the loser prize.
Armenians were just forced to pick manager as Pashinyan as old elite was too corrupt& not ready to change anything.
Kicking dead horse like here serves nobody..if mocking of Armenia brings joy to you dear commrades, well this feeling is strait satanic force..there will be no next bodhisattva before we all change.
Love to Armenia from Slovenija!
Yes, let’s hope they’re happy that they changed everything – for the worse. People are also responsible for bad decisions. They didn’t want Russia as a friend? They have nothing now.