Azerbaijani Analyst: Fear Of Russia In Baku Amid Ukraine Events

AZERBAIJANI ANALYST: FEAR OF RUSSIA IN BAKU AMID UKRAINE EVENTS

March 20, 2014 | 17:50

In Azerbaijan they are drawing parallels between Ukrainian events
and Nagorno-Karabakh, said Azerbainani analyst Arif Yunusov.

Yunusov, representative of Azerbaijan-based Migration Department of
the Institute for Peace and Democracy, participated in the “NATO and
South Caucasus: Strategic Approach to Regional Security” conference
organized by Yerevan-bsaed strategic analysis center.

Speaking about Azerbaijan’s attitude toward Ukrainian events, he said
there is fear of Russia in the country.

“If once they said about the possible accession to the Customs Union,
today the topic faded away,” he said.

Moreover, he added, the Ukrainian crisis provoked a fear of revolution
in Azerbaijan.

“Credibility in the West has reduced, the society is skeptical about
democratic values. Azerbaijani authorities have launched campaign
against pro-Western forces,” Yunusof said.

He noted that the leadership of Azerbaijan demands from Europe and the
United States to choose between energy exports and democratic values,
that are permanently violated.

In these circumstances, the revival of the Islamic factor, the analyst
beleievs, is quite natural.

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