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 Wednesday, May 12 2021 14:04
Marianna Mkrtchyan

Opinion: Against the background of the upcoming elections in Armenia, Azerbaijan is trying to snatch as much as possible

Opinion: Against the background of the upcoming elections in Armenia,  Azerbaijan is trying to snatch as much as possible

ArmInfo.Recently, Azerbaijan has been trying to increase pressure on Armenia and it is no coincidence that claims on the "Zangezur Corridor" are variously  manifested. Tigran Abrahamyan, former adviser to the Artsakh  president, head of the 'Henaket' analytical center, shares this  opinion.

At the same time, the expert is convinced that Azerbaijan is in a  hurry, since early elections are expected in Armenia, and the  likelihood of losing their preferred candidate is growing.

"The problem is not how Azerbaijan helps these authorities, the  question is that Baku, as never before, needs the reproduction of  these Armenian authorities. This, in turn, will ensure full  satisfaction of their regional ambitions. The main players of the  Armenian opposition field are well known in Azerbaijan, and  apparently, their coming to power in no way fits into  Turkish-Azerbaijani plans, "Abrahamyan said on his Facebook page.

At the same time, the expert believes that in the current situation,  Azerbaijan has set itself two minimum tasks:

"Firstly, before June 20, the day of voting in early elections, to  get the most out of the process with Armenia or create a situation  where it will be difficult for all subsequent authorities to return  to favorable negotiating positions. Secondly, within their  capabilities, directly or indirectly, achieve strengthening of the  positions of the current government of Armenia.

Unfortunately, from the point of view of promoting the interests of  Armenia and Artsakh, Armenia is in secondary positions, while in the  Armenia-Azerbaijan bilateral format, Azerbaijan remains the dictator  of the game and the main initiator, which promises us new problems,  "Abrahamyan summed up.  Earlier, information was circulated in the  Armenian media that the Azerbaijani Armed Forces launched an  offensive in the direction of the Ishkhanasar village of the Syunik  region of the Republic of Armenia.

Intense fighting is going on now, and there are wounded among the  Armenian side. It is also reported that the enemy advanced 3 km deep  into the Syunik region of Armenia.  This information is also  confirmed by the municipal authorities of the Syunik region of  Armenia.

Meanwhile, the Armenian Defense Ministry assured that the information  spread in the meida "about the battles in the direction of  Ishkhanasar" does not correspond to reality. At the same time, they  confirmed that the Armed Forces of Azerbaijan, today, on May 12,  under the pretext of "clarifying the borders" tried to carry out  certain works in one of the border regions of Syunik. "After the  measures taken by the Armenian units, the Azerbaijani military  stopped these works. At the moment, negotiations are underway to  resolve the situation," the RA Defense Ministry stressed. 


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