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.