UN Security Council hold an emergency session on war over the breakaway Nagorno-Karabakh region. The joint statement of the 15 member states is laconic. The UN Security Council called on the conflicting parties to immediately cease fire and begin substantive ne***iations without preconditions. It also expressed full support for the central role of the OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs, acting with a mediating mission for the settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. The OSCE is ready to send its representatives to the conflict zone and resume monitoring as soon as the situation allows.
The delegates of the OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chair countries (the Russian Federation, the United States of America, and France) reaffirmed the call to immediately stop hostilities and resume ne***iations to find ways of a sustainable settlement of the conflict.
Obviously, Azerbaijan’s transition to a force-based scenario for solving the Karabakh problem does not find support among the world community. Baku gets in international isolation, which testifies to the complete failure of its diplomacy. It turned out to be unable to provide an appropriate political, diplomatic and informational cover for a new war in Nagorno-Karabakh.
It is likely that it was Turkey that pushed Azerbaijan to the resumption of hostilities.
Having acted as initiators of a new war, Azerbaijan and Turkey created a more favorable situation than before for the official recognition of Nagorno-Karabakh. However, the future prospects for the development of the region currently depend not so much on diplomatic activity as on the outcome of the armed confrontation on the battlefield.
Ankara intends to create a Caucasian front, detonate geopolitical mines laid in the Karabakh conflict, and include it in the axis of the Middle East - North Africa - Eastern Mediterranean confrontation. Azerbaijan is a passed pawn for Turkey in this grandmaster game on several arenas of battle at once. The war in Christian Nagorno-Karabakh is also a demonstration of Ankara's power, addressed to Christian Greece and the whole of Europe, with which Turkey is in conflict not only because of gas fields.