Politician: Russia Is Going To Strengthen Its Position In Azerbaijan

POLITICIAN: RUSSIA IS GOING TO STRENGTHEN ITS POSITION IN AZERBAIJAN AT THE EXPENSE OF KARABAKH CONFLICT SETTLEMENT IN FAVOR OF BAKU, BUT RISKS TO LOSE ARMENIA FOREVER

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Friday, December 23, 16:37

At present Russia seriously thinks over the idea of resolving the
Karabakh conflict in favor of Azerbaijan, so that to restore its lost
positions in this country.

But such a scenario is dangerous for Moscow, as in that case it risks
to lose Armenia forever, ex-foreign minister of Nagornyy Karabakh,
Arman Melikyan, told journalists today.

He also added that strategical interests of Moscow at the entire
EurAsian territory are under the threat, taking into consideration
the relative tension in the relations between Moscow and the West
in general. The last parliamentary elections in Russia and the
criticizing views of European and American leaders which follow them,
are evidence of the fact that the West is not going to take Russia
like its fully-fledged partner. “Taking these realities into account,
Moscow has a problem of “self-esteem” in all possible directions
including in the South Caucasus. Its intermediary activeness in
the Karabakh settlement is evidence of it. Stemming from the words
of certain Russian experts and politicians, which do not rule out
Azerbaijan’s joining the future EurAsian Union, and see Nagornyy
Karabakh within Azerbaijan, it becomes clear that Moscow wants to gain
from the Armenian party ceding of some territories to Azerbaijan. But
in that case, the Russians will lose their only ally in the South
Caucasus forever”, – Melikyan said. At the same time he emphasized
that Azerbaijan still does not agree to such a bargain. “But if
at any moment the Russians manage to persuade Baku, after getting
the territories Azerbaijan will undoubtedly shaft the Russians. For
this reason, Moscow should display as balanced and sober approach as
possible in its policy in the South Caucasus”, – he said.

From: A. Papazian

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