EXPERT MIKHAIL ALEXANDROV: "VICTORY OF ARMENIAN OPPOSITION WOULD MEAN CHANGE OF THE POLITICAL COURSE AND, AS A RESULT, LOSS OF NAGORNO KARABAKH"
16 July 2008
"The victory of opposition would mean change of the direction in the
Armenian political course, orientation for the West, and, as a result,
loss of Nagorno Karabakh and collapse of the military and political
alliance with Russia", considers chief of Caucasus Department of CIS
states Institute Mukhail Alexandrov.
"Though it was not envisioned in the announcements of the opposition,
but the key difference in the approaches of the sides to the issue on
Nagorno Karabakh proves tht Levon Ter-Petrosyan and its surroundings
intend to change the direction of the foreign political development",
said Alexandrov at the Novosti international press center in Yerevan.
He noted that Russia was closely watching the presidential elections
in Armenia and reckoning on preservation of the foreign political
course, therefore, the events in Armenia caused serious concerns,
which were not peculiar of the society, however.
"Though the election campaign in Armenia was widely covered by Russia
mass media, no one mentioned the tragedy of the situation and that
the global interests are staked on in case opposition wins", said
the Russian expert.
Alexandrov voiced satisfaction that situation in Armenia has calmed
down and there are no more mass protests and clashes in the society,
"though separate outbursts are still observed".
"The new leadership has consolidated its position and I do not think
any dramatic events are possible", noted Alexandrov adding that
"preservation of the authorities is what satisfied us".