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REPORTAGE. Attacked again by Azerbaijan on September 13, the Armenian Republic fears for its survival. In the silence of his allies.
By Marine de Tillyspecial envoy to Armenia
Ilham Aliyev is a dictator who imprisoned any opponent in Azerbaijan for nineteen years; a warlord who exalts the crimes perpetrated by his army – and even makes museums of them; a neo-sultan who entertains the West with secular hymns while encouraging religious extremists to act as political proxies; and a history-less revenge who considers Armenia a “occupied territory that must be liberated” ; but he is not a secretive. On September 22 in Lachin, a vital corridor that once linked Armenia to Nagorno-Karabakh (and which his army seized by force during a lightning offensive at the beginning of August), he made no secret of his his ambitions.
“No phone call, no statement or initiative, nothing and no one can stop us…
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