ArmInfo. The fact that there is currently a tense situation at Karabakh conflict zone is completely unrelated to the previous presidential elections in Artsakh, such opinion was expressed at the press conference by the director of Caucasus Institute Alexander Iskandaryan.
According to him, this is only a continuation of the policy launched by Baku on the permanent escalation of the situation at the conflict zone. According to Iskandaryan, Azerbaijan, understanding the impossibility of a large-scale war, will maintain tension all the time at the conflict zone and in the near future no decision on the Karabakh issue is foreseen. "Similarly, Azerbaijan is trying to exert pressure on the Armenian society, but so far it has failed," the expert assured. As for the possibility of repeating the April events, Iskandaryan stated that the April escalation showed that the balance of power is equal. "The authorities of Azerbaijan, which were preparing for these military actions for 22 years, did not achieve a special result, they just spent billions of dollars in vain, and now it is obvious that to expect a repeat of the April events in the near future definitely is not worth it, especially since the balance of power for Recently changed in favor of the Artsakh Armed Forces, "the expert said.
According to Iskandaryan's statement, Artsakh authorities understand that now international community is unlikely to solve Karabakh issue. "Against the background of other serious problems in the world – the Syrian crisis, the Ukrainian problem, the Karabakh issue is not a priority for the international community now. Therefore, Artsakh, strengthening presidential power, is now trying to maximally stabilize the situation in the country and on the border. As practice shows, conflicts of this kind often last for decades, and at the moment, there is no way out of this deadlock, " Iskandaryan said.