ArmInfo. The completion of the play on words and some diplomatic steps by the United States and France towards stopping hostilities in Artsakh with zero result led to the forced intervention of Russia. A similar opinion was expressed to ArmInfo by Russian expert on the Caucasus, political analyst Andrei Areshev.
"During the period of hostilities, these two co-chairing countries of the OSCE Minsk Group demonstrated their limited capabilities in resolving the conflict. This led to the forced and quick intervention of the President of the Russian Federation in the situation, after which the parties to the conflict settled on the positions of November 9. And now Russia's western partners are trying to somehow adapt to the new realities, namely the trilateral statement of November 9,> the analyst said.
Commenting on the prospect of the resumption of the Minsk process, Areshev suggested that this is clearly not to be expected in the near future. First of all, due to Baku's refusal to discuss, at least now, the issue of Artsakh's status. In this light, according to his estimates, the return of this issue at some stage to the negotiation agenda will require serious political and diplomatic efforts.
At this stage, in his opinion, it is only possible to clarify new dividing lines between the parties to the conflict, unfortunately, resulting from the last war. Including with the aim of ensuring the normal life of the territory, which remained under the control of the Armenian side, where the Russian peacekeeping forces are actively working.
Another condition necessary for the transition to a broader and more meaningful agenda on Artsakh, Areshev considers the settlement of the internal political situation in Armenia. The exit of the country from the turbulence in which Armenia found itself as a result of the inadequate attitude of its leadership to reality. In his opinion, it was precisely such steps of Nikol Pashinyan's government that led to the military defeat of Armenia, to heavy military losses. According to the Russian analyst, today it is also important to solve economic problems and restore losses. In his opinion, Armenia can quite solve these issues with active Russian assistance. Especially considering the fact that Moscow is already making active efforts in this direction through the implementation of a peacekeeping mission. This stage, in his opinion, presupposes close cooperation between the military, diplomatic and economic departments of the two countries. And the decisions, according to his forecasts, will not be long in coming.