ArmInfo. Further escalation of the conflict in Artsakh will have far- reaching consequences for Russia in the Caucasus and Central Asia. Artsakh security expert Hrachya Arzumanyan expressed a similar opinion to ArmInfo.
"Now Artsakh and Armenia are in a state of war, and we simply have no time to think about the consequences of Turkey's activation in our region for other countries that have their own interests in the South Caucasus. However, we can and do influence these processes by war and our victory. Not being geopolitical players, Armenia and Artsakh can only operate with military tools, which are now destroying geopolitical plans. Solving the issue of life and death, in parallel, we are solving problems of the regional, geopolitical level, "he stressed.
According to the expert, the problem caused by Turkey is of a military nature only for Artsakh with Armenia and for Azerbaijan. For Russia, for example, it is of a global nature, since the war on terror will inevitably interest those centers of power that actively use this toolkit for their own purposes. According to Arzumanyan, in just a week, the local war in Artsakh has already transformed into a more global conflict involving a large participation of the parties pursuing their interests.
In this light, the expert predicts a gradual movement of this situation towards an overstrain of forces and resources within Russia itself. In this light, Arzumanyan recalled the geopolitical catastrophe of the late 80s and early 90s, when the Soviet people, against the background of aggravation of interethnic conflicts in the Soviet republics, destroyed their state with their own hands. Against this background, in Arzumanyan's opinion, it is high time for Moscow to draw appropriate conclusions and implement them in its own foreign policy.
''Now let's remember the post-Soviet period. Let us recall how the already independent states of the CIS began to tear away from Russia. Georgia became the first in the list of countries cut off from Russia and from any Russian influence. Ukraine followed after the well-known events. Just the other day Belarus was practically torn away from Russia. I think no one doubts how the crisis of power in this country will end. Now in Artsakh we are watching how Armenia and the rest of the Caucasus are being torn away from Russia. And very soon these countries will be followed by Kazakhstan, " Arzumanyan concluded.