“The provocation of Aliyev’s propaganda mouthpiece Fatullayev, and in fact, a carefully prepared operation of the secret services of Turkey and Azerbaijan, was directed not so much against Artsakh, but against Russia and the Russian peacekeeping contingent in Artsakh. Eynulla has been conducting frantic anti-Russian propaganda on his resource khakkin.az for a very long time, and I don’t think that he did not come to the attention of the Russian special services, especially after the Ukrainian winter-spring tour and a number of anti-Russian Khakkin publications.
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THE QUESTION ARISES: HOW did the foster child of Ilkham and Zelensky, who actively spreads fakes about the actions of the Russian army, ridicules Russian soldiers and the Supreme Commander of the RF Armed Forces, accompanied by Russian officers, manage to penetrate Agavno and introduce himself as a correspondent for the international media? But all this is happening against the backdrop of the latest aggravation in Artsakh, after which a targeted campaign was launched aimed at provoking anti-Russian sentiments. Coincidence? I don’t think so,” Artsakh security expert Alen Ghulyan wrote on Facebook, attaching multiple screenshots of vehemently anti-Russian posts on the Fatullayev-led website.
The news of the appearance in the Artsakh villages of Ahavno and Berdzor, doomed by the Pashinyan junta to surrender to the enemy, Aliyev’s media favorite Eynulla Fatullayev, caused a storm in social networks and the media. How did the Azerbaijani journalist manage to visit the Artsakh villages on August 17, which remain under the control of Stepanakert and Russian peacekeepers at least until August 25? Are the authorities of Artsakh aware of this, was their consent obtained? Did Colonel Zimin, who accompanied Fatya (a humiliating nickname that Fatullayev was awarded after serving time in a Baku prison when he was an oppositionist), act personally or did the command of the RMK give the go-ahead? If the first assumption is true, then there are all signs of corruption.
Such questions and versions have been spinning and exaggerating in the Armenian segment of FB for the third day already, with the practical silence of the official Stepanakert (there is no need to talk about the absence of a reaction from Yerevan).
According to Radio Azatutyun, “Zimin is a colonel in the Russian peacekeeping forces whom Fatullayev told that he wanted to go to Berdzor and Aghavno “to promote reconciliation between the two peoples.” How exactly Fatya intends to promote reconciliation became known from his article entitled “Andranik and the Dashnaks are preparing for the last battle with Azerbaijan.” He described the inhabitants of Berdzor as “poorly dressed people”, and called the building of the administration of Aghavno “dirty and smoky” with a “stuffy and rotten Dashnak atmosphere.”
It can be seen that Fatya is very much afraid of the Dashnaktsakans, if with such hatred she describes the atmosphere in the village, whose inhabitants were doomed to deprivation of their homes and resettlement, many of them not for the first time. The article ends with this passage: “There are only a few days left. Soon we will return to Zabukh without Colonel Zimin … “. And, of course, without the Armenians, there is no other “reconciliation” for the Fatullayevs. Not to mention the fact that Fatya, out of habit, lied, introducing himself as a “correspondent of the international media”, spoke in English so that the locals would not recognize him as an Azerbaijani, and, according to the residents of Ahavno, distorted in his article the conversation with them and the head of the community Andranik Chavushyan.
HOWEVER, THE TRUE ESSENCE OF “PEACEFUL” DESIRES Baku is unlikely to evoke any illusions in sane people. In this story, something else is more important: how did Fatullayev get to Berdzor? In the mentioned publication, local residents claim that “the Russian military got alarmed, set up a large guard post there, established control,” which suggests that the RCC command was either not in the know, or Fatya deceived them. To swindle him – just spit, or rather, lies, falsifications, dirty scams and provocations have always been the main weapon in the “journalistic” arsenal of this character, for which there are countless confirmations.
Otherwise, it remains to be thought that Moscow gave permission to enter Ahavno and Berdzor not only to the well-known and ardent Russophobe, but also to the editor-in-chief of the site, from March 17, 2022. officially banned on the territory of the Russian Federation.
Recall that the pro-government and financed by the Aliyev administration resource hakkin.az has always been distinguished by a truly rabid anti-Russian position, which has sharply increased since the beginning of the war in Ukraine. This site is constantly used by the Azerbaijani authorities to leak anti-Russian information and replicate relevant propaganda materials. And his editor-in-chief more than once got into scandalous stories related to Russia.
For example, 7 years ago he was detained at the Moscow airport and thoroughly searched (down to his underpants, in his own words) on suspicion of drug trafficking, after which he was forced to return to Baku. Around the same period, Fatullayev organized anti-Russian and anti-Putin actions in front of the Council of Europe in Strasbourg. And now Colonel Zimin is helping this Russophobe in “reconciliation of the two peoples”, but in fact – in an open provocation against the population of Artsakh villages. What does it mean? Especially against the backdrop of reports that some Yerevan journalists were banned from entering these villages.
So far, no clarification has been received from the command of the RMK. However, on August 19, a message appeared, according to which, “SC Secretary Vitaly Balasanyan appealed to the commander of the Russian peacekeeping contingent with a demand to prohibit Azerbaijani journalists and media representatives from other countries from entering the zone of responsibility of the peacekeeping forces without the consent of the Security Council of the Republic of Artsakh.”
WHAT THE RESPONSE OF THE RCC COMMAND WILL BE, and whether it will be at all, is difficult to say. It is possible that the reaction will not follow in a public and indirect form, for example, by applying some measures against Russian officers involved in the story. In any case, I repeat, the most important question remains: did the leadership of the Russian peacekeeping contingent know about the visit of the Azerbaijani journalist and on what basis did they allow him to enter the Armenian villages, or did everything really happen on the basis of a criminal deal on a personal level?
I emphasize that these issues are relevant regardless of the personality of Fatullayev and his anti-Russian background, and would arise in relation to any Baku journalist who penetrated the Armenian villages handed over by Yerevan accomplice Aliyev for the purpose of provocation. Especially against the backdrop of the scandal associated with the note of the Russian Embassy in the Republic of Armenia regarding the accusations of the involvement of Russian structures in the tragedy in Surmalu.
Are not the same forces behind all this, which are very beneficial for whipping up anti-Russian sentiments in Armenia and discrediting the peacekeepers in Artsakh?
Marina Mkrtchyan, Voice of Armenia