Azerbaijan, Baku, Feb. 22 / Trend /
Trend commentator Arzu Naghiyev
Since November 2012, a number of pro-Armenian websites have been disseminating information about the construction of the Suvorov and Madatov military school in the occupied village of Vank, Kalbajar region of Nagorno-Karabakh. One can say that the flow of articles stopped so quickly because of a lack of proper attention to the subject. But, during presidential elections in Armenia, this augment to Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan's propaganda appeared on the agenda again.
In this regard, it would be appropriate to share certain opinions. It is known that no idea is disseminated without a reason and purpose. These topics are raised at this time with an ulterior motive, namely, during the period of tension in the negotiations for peaceful settlement of the Armenian-Azerbaijani Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.
According to Armenia, the construction of the military school is to ensure the security of Nagorno-Karabakh and is inevitable. The school will be named in honor of Alexander Suvorov "who has Armenian origins" and the legendary Valerian Madatov. Construction will be completed in 2014. Legendary general Arkady Ter-Tadevosyan will be a coordinator.
According to the website "Caucasian Knot", the sponsor of the school's construction and the author of the idea is Levon Hayrapetyan. He was born in the village of Vank. At present, he is a businessman and "Maecenas", chairman of the board of directors of the publishing house "Interlocutor". He lives in Russia. It is known that he has joint ventures with senior state officials there. Moreover, he sponsored one of the pro-Russian presidential candidates of the so-called "Nagorno-Karabakh Republic."
If one looks at a number of instances, one can see that the military school is being named in honor of Suvorov to show his "Armenian origins". However, one knows that Suvorov's "Armenian origin" is Armenian fiction which has never been confirmed.
As for Madatov, whose nationality is unknown, he was born in the Chanahchy village of Shusha. Valerian (Rustam) Madatov Karabakhski served in the Russian army and was known for his venality and cruelty against Azerbaijanis, Turks and Caucasian peoples.
Appearing in the "foreground", retired "General Commando" Arkady Ter-Tadevosyan was born in Tbilisi, trained in military schools in Baku and Leningrad and served in the Soviet military in Afghanistan, Czechoslovakia, Germany, Belarus, and in Armenia . He began his career in1987. He is known for his crimes in Shusha, Khojaly and in several other settlements of Nagorno-Karabakh, for which he received the title of a "hero" in 2009.
Armenia explains the establishment of a military school with the necessity of developing high-class specialists from the local community as a defense against the enemy. The Military School named after Ivanyan, built with financial support from businessmen living in Russia has been open in Nagorno-Karabakh close to Khankendi since 2001. The training of more than 70 military students is held there every year, who are then sent to various military institutions in Armenia.
But if one of these schools already exists, what is the second school for? What does the construction of the airport in Khankendi, the creation of the CSTO military academy in Yerevan and the above mentioned construction of a school in the village of Vank indicate? Who is interested in the militarization of the region?
If one takes into account Armenia's membership in the CSTO and the population of this country, it becomes clear that this project is intended not only for Nagorno-Karabakh. Thus, it is too early to talk about peace; as such an approach will satisfy the opposite side. Adequate measures are required and, most likely, they will be taken.
Information on construction of this scale should be evaluated by the OSCE's Minsk Group, which has taken over the peacekeeping mission, and relevant decisions should be taken.
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