The conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan continues in Nargono-Karabakh and civilians are victimized. The international community is now getting involved to make the situation more conducive.
Most recently, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said he was ready to mediating between Armenia and Azerbaijan so the two countries could have discussions. Foreign Minister Lavrov called for an immediate ceasefire.
Thursday (1/10/2020), the Russian Foreign Ministry said it was ready to conduct independent mediation and collaborate with representatives of the Minsk group of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE).
The Russian foreign minister said he had spoken with the foreign ministers of Armenia and Azerbaijan.
“The development of the situation in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict zone has been discussed. The Russians expressed serious concerns about the ongoing large-scale hostilities. An invitation has been made for an immediate ceasefire and de-escalation of austerity, as well as the prevention of provocative and military rhetoric,” Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said.
Armenia and Azerbaijan are both former parts of the Soviet Union. Russia is closer to Armenia and has a military base there.
Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinian said his country had not used the Russian base, but was ready to use it if necessary.
Relations between Armenia and Azerbaijan have been tense since the 1990s when the Armenian military occupied Nagorno-Karabkah. Meanwhile, the international community recognizes the region as belonging to Azerbaijan.
Comparison of Armenian and Azerbaijani Military Strength
On the world military power index or PwrIndx, Armenia ranks 111th out of 138 countries. Azerbaijan, meanwhile, ranks 64th out of 138 countries.
Azerbaijan is ahead of Armenia in comparison to the world military power index.
In comparison to active army personnel, Armenia has 45,000 personnel, while Azerbaijan has 126,000 personnel. Azerbaijan has more active army personnel than Armenia.
In addition to having active personnel, both countries also have reserves of army personnel. Armenia has 200,000 reserve personnel, while Azerbaijan has 300,000 reserve personnel.
Each country also has a younger generation ready to join the military. Armenia has 44,835 people, while Azerbaijan has 151,270.
Azerbaijan has a strong advantage in this field, the next is the comparison of the Air Angakatan in the two countries.
In terms of ownership of the aircraft fleet, Armenia has a total of 64 aircraft. Meanwhile, Azerbaijan has 147 aircraft.
The number of such aircraft includes fighter aircraft, special attack aircraft, trainers aircraft, transport aircraft, helicopters and combat helicopters. In comparison to warplanes, Armenia does not have fighter aircraft. Azerbaijan, meanwhile, has 17 warplanes.
Later in the comparison of aircraft for special attacks, Armenia had 9 aircraft. Azerbaijan, meanwhile, has 12 aircraft.
Next, on a comparison of trainers, Armenia has 13 aircraft. Meanwhile, Azerbaijan has 29 aircraft.
In comparison to transport aircraft, Armenia has 3 aircraft. Meanwhile, Azerbaijan has only 1 aircraft.
Then, by helicopter comparison, Armenia had 37 helicopters. Meanwhile, Azerbaijan has 88 helicopters.
In comparison to combat helicopters, Armenia has 20 helicopters. Meanwhile, Azerbaijan has 17 helicopters.
Comparison of Army and Sea Strength
In comparison the army fleet of the two countries. Armenia has 110 battle tanks, while Azerbaijan has 570 battle tanks.
Armenia also has 748 armored vehicles. Azerbaijan, meanwhile, is superior to 1,451 armored vehicles.
In addition, Armenia has 38 self-propelled artillery and Azerbaijan has 187. Armenia has 150 Field Artillery-type artillery, while Azerbaijan has 227.
The two countries also have rocket projectors, of which Armenia has 68 rocket launchers and Azerbaijan has three times as many as 162.
When seen in the comparison, Azerjiban has a greater army strength when compared to Armenia.
In naval comparisons, Armenia has no fleet power at all. Azerbaijan, meanwhile, has a naval fleet to increase the country’s military power.
Azerbaijan’s fleet consists of 4 submarines, 1 frigate, 13 patrol boats and 7 mine ships.