ArmInfo.The main goal of Turkey in the current war in Artsakh is the creation of a land corridor connecting Nakhijevan with Azerbaijan. A similar opinion was expressed to ArmInfo by the chief researcher of the IMEMO RAS, the president of the Scientific Society of Caucasian Studies Alexander Krylov.
"Today, Ankara, of course, solves its own problems in Artsakh. However, for the Turks this direction is only of secondary importance. The main thing for Turkey is the capture of Meghri, a city located on the territory of Armenia. Today, this is perhaps the main goal of Turkey in the region. That is why the main Azerbaijani the onslaught takes place in the southern direction, along the Araks River, "he said. Thus, according to the political scientist, the Turkish factor in the motivation of the Azerbaijani aggression is evident. At the same time, one can already state the failure of the Azerbaijani-Turkish plans, the failure of the blitzkrieg to seize Artsakh. In this light, the tandem, according to Krylov, needs time to develop a new plan of action, military and political regrouping.
The political scientist stressed that Azerbaijan and Turkey had been preparing for the offensive for years, having concentrated a powerful military grouping equipped with modern weapons in the operation area. Taking into account the superiority of this contingent over the Armenian forces concentrated opposite, Baku and Ankara staked on a quick and decisive victory. However, with the failure of these plans, the Azerbaijani command, according to its forecasts, will have to prepare for a long war.
In this light, according to the political scientist, it was initially obvious that hostilities would not stop after the Moscow ceasefire agreement. Krylov stressed that one of the parties does not respect the truce and only uses it in order to improve its own situation. Against this background, large-scale military supplies to Azerbaijan from Turkey, Israel and Belarus continue. In parallel, militants from various terrorist organizations are being transferred to the Karabakh front.
"All this testifies to the persistence of hope for the success of the new offensive in Ankara and Baku. In this light, it is obvious that if the OSCE Minsk Group co-chair countries fail to find ways to convince Azerbaijan of the unacceptability of a military solution to the conflict, the offensive on the Karabakh front will continue. the war, apparently, will take on a protracted nature, "Krylov summed up.