ArmInfo.Russia is in no way interested in determining the status of Artsakh currently and considers it necessary to "freeze" this issue. A similar opinion was expressed to ArmInfo by Russian political scientist Arkady Dubnov, commenting on the "leaving the issue of Artsakh's status for the future and within the framework of the OSCE Minsk Group," noted by Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov.
According to the political scientist, in this light, Sergey Lavrov only called things by their proper names, reflecting the real intentions of Moscow, since today it is impossible to find a solution to the status issue that would satisfy not only the parties to the conflict, but primarily Russia By his estimates, it is necessary to understand that Russia entered the region, shouldered huge expenses not out of the best of intentions, and, moreover, not without its own far-reaching plans.
According to the political scientist, Russia has far-reaching plans for Artsakh. And it has its own views of the territory that is under its control today, up to its transformation into its mandated area. And if such intentions cannot be formulated today, then it may well become real tomorrow, even after a couple of generations. According to Dubnov's forecasts, in this light, Moscow will do everything possible in the direction of resolving the situation in the region.
"We, Russians, have been living for 20 years under a government that says one thing, but does the opposite. In this light, I would not seriously consider the statements of the same Lavrov that Russia does not have any own claims to Artsakh. And the same Minsk Group today is a kind of roof, under which Moscow will be able to implement long-planned actions for a very long time," he stressed.
In this light, Dubnov assumes that the OSCE Minsk Group will not make a decision different from Moscow's wishes on the status of Artsakh. According to his forecasts, the Minsk Group will only remain the legal form of a long, endless process of staging, to which new acts will be periodically added.
"In the end, asserting that it is impossible to resolve the issue of status today, Lavrov speaks on behalf of Putin. So, there can be no question of any Minsk Group with its special preferences in this matter; and everyone, including Armenia and Azerbaijan, should understand this, and draw appropriate conclusions accordingly," Dubnov summed up.