Arminfo.info




 Tuesday, June 1 2021 13:51
David Stepanyan

Forecast: There are many challenges. But with joint efforts Armenians  will be able to overcome them

Forecast: There are many challenges. But with joint efforts Armenians  will be able to overcome them

ArmInfo.The Turkish program of destruction of the Armenian statehood obviously remains in force. And the latest events in our border regions are a vivid confirmation of  this. The director of the Institute of Oriental Studies of the National Academy of Sciences of Armenia, academician Ruben Safrastyan, expressed a similar opinion to ArmInfo.

"After our grave, shameful defeat in last year's war, I predicted the  next Turkish strike in the direction of Syunik. And we see that today  the Syunik and Gegharkunik regions of Armenia are of strategic  importance for Ankara in terms of the implementation of their  long-cherished pan-Turkist ideas and programs. It is important to  note here, that by linking Turkey through Nakhichevan with  Azerbaijan, the Turks will be able to transport military equipment  and ammunition to Azerbaijan without hindrance and quite quickly.  This opens up extensive opportunities for Ankara for drastic  geopolitical changes in our region in its favor, he stressed.

The academician considers the most important goal of Turkey to get a  permanent military base in Nakhichevan, in the direction of which, in  his opinion, there are obvious processes today. And in general,  according to his estimates, Ankara is actively using Azerbaijan to  expand its own military presence in the South Caucasus. The latter is  part of a general trend in Turkish policy to deploy its own military  bases in all regions where there are Turkish interests and,  accordingly, a Turkish presence.

Analyzing the recent loud statements of Ilham Aliyev and the policy  of Baku in general, the academician is firmly convinced that  Azerbaijan is in the mainstream of Turkish policy. Safrastyan  considers it an obvious fact that Baku's foreign policy has been  coordinated with Ankara. In particular, after the last war in  Artsakh. At the same time, Aliyev himself, in his opinion, is still  trying to keep personally at least a small space for actions  independent of Erdogan. In particular, for contacts with certain  Moscow circles.

Assessing, in this light, the current geopolitical situation as very  dangerous for Armenia, Safrastyan noted with regret that until now  the country's authorities had failed to take the necessary steps to  prevent these programs of Ankara. At the same time, the academician  recalled that even after the genocide committed by the Turks, the  Armenian people managed to recover from the heavy blow and restore  statehood.

"We managed to do it then. We managed to defeat the Turks in  Sardarapat. This speaks of our powerful spiritual strength. And I am  convinced that this strength, this potential is in us today. And all  this will open up the possibility of recovery for us. The opportunity  to recover from a heavy defeat and shake off its consequences. For  this, we, the Armenians of the whole world, need will and unity. I  remain an optimist and am convinced that together we will be able to  overcome all the threats and challenges faced by the Armenian people  and statehood, "Safrastyan summed up


News
Republican Party of Armenia discussed the situation on the eastern  borders and made a remark to the Foreign MinistryRepublican Party of Armenia discussed the situation on the eastern  borders and made a remark to the Foreign Ministry
Rubinyan: Armenia will take over the chairmanship of the CSTO from  September 16Rubinyan: Armenia will take over the chairmanship of the CSTO from  September 16
Key aspects of cooperation discussed at the meeting of the joint Turkmen-Tajik intergovernmental commission in DushanbeKey aspects of cooperation discussed at the meeting of the joint Turkmen-Tajik intergovernmental commission in Dushanbe
Pallone amendment could deprive Azerbaijan of eligibility for US  military aid Pallone amendment could deprive Azerbaijan of eligibility for US  military aid 
Putin discussed the situation on the border between Armenia and  Azerbaijan during a meeting with members of the Security CouncilPutin discussed the situation on the border between Armenia and  Azerbaijan during a meeting with members of the Security Council
Levon Ayvazyan: The position of the Armenian side remains unchanged -  the units of the Armed Forces of Azerbaijan should be withdrawn from  the sovereign territory of ArmeniaLevon Ayvazyan: The position of the Armenian side remains unchanged -  the units of the Armed Forces of Azerbaijan should be withdrawn from  the sovereign territory of Armenia
Argishti Kyaramyan met with Sergei KopyrkinArgishti Kyaramyan met with Sergei Kopyrkin
France is ready to consider Armenia`s statements in the defense  sectorFrance is ready to consider Armenia`s statements in the defense  sector
Armenian prisoners of war accused by a Baku court of Armenian prisoners of war accused by a Baku court of "espionage"  sentenced to 15 years in prison
France calls for the resumption of political processes between  Armenia and AzerbaijanFrance calls for the resumption of political processes between  Armenia and Azerbaijan
Ombudsman: The shelling of the territory of Armenia has a single  intention - violates the rights, life and peace of the civilian  population of ArmeniaOmbudsman: The shelling of the territory of Armenia has a single  intention - violates the rights, life and peace of the civilian  population of Armenia
Turkey and Azerbaijan intend to create a joint Turkic armyTurkey and Azerbaijan intend to create a joint Turkic army
Defense Ministry: with the mediation of Russian peacekeepers, an  agreement was reached on the resumption of the ceasefireDefense Ministry: with the mediation of Russian peacekeepers, an  agreement was reached on the resumption of the ceasefire
Baku accepts proposal on ceasefire on border with ArmeniaBaku accepts proposal on ceasefire on border with Armenia
Russia is obliged to fulfill its obligations, and Armenia is obliged  to demand their fulfillment Russia is obliged to fulfill its obligations, and Armenia is obliged  to demand their fulfillment 
Ombudsman of Armenia presented facts about criminal shelling of  Azerbaijani Armed ForcesOmbudsman of Armenia presented facts about criminal shelling of  Azerbaijani Armed Forces
 Chairman of Grand National Assembly of Turkey speaks of Chairman of Grand National Assembly of Turkey speaks of "bitter  consequences" for Armenia
Azerbaijani Armed Forces units attacking Armenian positions were  thrown backAzerbaijani Armed Forces units attacking Armenian positions were  thrown back
In the clashes provoked by Azerbaijan, there are 3 killed, two more  wounded from the Armenian sideIn the clashes provoked by Azerbaijan, there are 3 killed, two more  wounded from the Armenian side
Pakistan gets involved in South Caucasian affairsPakistan gets involved in South Caucasian affairs
Armen Sarkissian and President of Japan International Cooperation  Agency discussed opportunities of expanding mutual cooperationArmen Sarkissian and President of Japan International Cooperation  Agency discussed opportunities of expanding mutual cooperation
Head of Kajaran community Manvel Paramazyan will remain under arrestHead of Kajaran community Manvel Paramazyan will remain under arrest
Details from Investigative Committee: Conscript soldier shot himselfDetails from Investigative Committee: Conscript soldier shot himself
Yerevan Municipality intends to increase salaries of about 2 thousand  of its employeesYerevan Municipality intends to increase salaries of about 2 thousand  of its employees
Forecast: Moscow will not be able to keep the situation in a state of controlled uncertainty indefinitelyForecast: Moscow will not be able to keep the situation in a state of controlled uncertainty indefinitely
Expert: The main goal of the United States and Great Britain was the  final defeat of the Armenian forces in Artsakh, its complete capture  and Russia`s withdrawal from ArmeniaExpert: The main goal of the United States and Great Britain was the  final defeat of the Armenian forces in Artsakh, its complete capture  and Russia`s withdrawal from Armenia
180 new cases of coronavirus  confirmed in Armenia in the last 24  hours; deaths-7180 new cases of coronavirus  confirmed in Armenia in the last 24  hours; deaths-7
US Ambassador visited Gegharkunik regionUS Ambassador visited Gegharkunik region
President of Armenia: When you are small, you must be able to combine  all your forces so that the force of the blow is greatPresident of Armenia: When you are small, you must be able to combine  all your forces so that the force of the blow is great
 ACBA Bank: USD 5 million will be allocated to development of Green  Economy in Armenia ACBA Bank: USD 5 million will be allocated to development of Green  Economy in Armenia
Ameriabank is the leading taxpayer among Armenian banks in the first  half of 2021Ameriabank is the leading taxpayer among Armenian banks in the first  half of 2021
A telephone conversation took place between the heads of the defense  departments of Russia and ArmeniaA telephone conversation took place between the heads of the defense  departments of Russia and Armenia
Armenian President appointed ambassadors to Egypt, Turkmenistan,  Colombia and CubaArmenian President appointed ambassadors to Egypt, Turkmenistan,  Colombia and Cuba
U.S. urges its citizens to reconsider traveling to Armenia and  ArtsakhU.S. urges its citizens to reconsider traveling to Armenia and  Artsakh
Serviceman killed in ArtsakhServiceman killed in Artsakh
Artak Beglaryan: The people and authorities of Artsakh will never  accept any de jure or de facto status within AzerbaijanArtak Beglaryan: The people and authorities of Artsakh will never  accept any de jure or de facto status within Azerbaijan
Pashinyan in the office of the ruling party holds a meeting with  newly elected lawmakers of the Pashinyan in the office of the ruling party holds a meeting with  newly elected lawmakers of the "Civil Contract" party: Agenda is  unknown
Trial over Armenian blog writer and his friend begins in BakuTrial over Armenian blog writer and his friend begins in Baku
National Assembly of Armenia of the 8th convocation on August 2 at  the first sitting will elect the President of the National Assembly  and three Deputy SpeakersNational Assembly of Armenia of the 8th convocation on August 2 at  the first sitting will elect the President of the National Assembly  and three Deputy Speakers
Armenian POWs accused by a Baku court of Armenian POWs accused by a Baku court of "espionage" can be sentenced  to imprisonment for up to 15 years
152.529 people vaccinated against coronavirus in Armenia152.529 people vaccinated against coronavirus in Armenia
Ministry of Defense: Enemy opened fire on Armenian positions in  Gegharkunik and Ararat regions; There were no casualtiesMinistry of Defense: Enemy opened fire on Armenian positions in  Gegharkunik and Ararat regions; There were no casualties
Political scientist: How far the West will go in Armenia depends on  Armenia itself and on geopoliticsPolitical scientist: How far the West will go in Armenia depends on  Armenia itself and on geopolitics
Archaeological tourism will be developed in the Berd communityArchaeological tourism will be developed in the Berd community
National Security Service of Armenia reports on detection of  corruption crimes in Shirak regionNational Security Service of Armenia reports on detection of  corruption crimes in Shirak region
Political scientist: Unlike Russia, the EU is about money, technology  and democracy, but not about warPolitical scientist: Unlike Russia, the EU is about money, technology  and democracy, but not about war
Number of COVID-19 active cases exceeded 4000 in ArmeniaNumber of COVID-19 active cases exceeded 4000 in Armenia
Turkmenistan and Japan are committed to the traditional bonds of friendship and mutual supportTurkmenistan and Japan are committed to the traditional bonds of friendship and mutual support
US Congressmen called on State Department to suspend export licenses  for U.S. drone technology to TurkeyUS Congressmen called on State Department to suspend export licenses  for U.S. drone technology to Turkey
Pashinyan held a meeting with leaders of extra-parliamentary  political forcesPashinyan held a meeting with leaders of extra-parliamentary  political forces
Soldier wounded as a result of Azerbaijani provocation in Gegharkunik  is in an extremely serious conditionSoldier wounded as a result of Azerbaijani provocation in Gegharkunik  is in an extremely serious condition
Covid statistics in Armenia: During the day, the number of new cases  amounted to 250Covid statistics in Armenia: During the day, the number of new cases  amounted to 250
Tehran stands ready to help Yerevan and Baku achieve lasting peaceTehran stands ready to help Yerevan and Baku achieve lasting peace
Air defense units of the Armed Forces of Armenia stopped an attempt  to Azerbaijani UAV penetrationAir defense units of the Armed Forces of Armenia stopped an attempt  to Azerbaijani UAV penetration
US State Department Investment Review: A new anti-corruption  institutional framework is being established in ArmeniaUS State Department Investment Review: A new anti-corruption  institutional framework is being established in Armenia
US State Department Investment Review: Foreign investors remain  concerned about the rule of law, equal treatment, and ethical conduct  by government officialsUS State Department Investment Review: Foreign investors remain  concerned about the rule of law, equal treatment, and ethical conduct  by government officials
Azerbaijani Armed Forces committed another provocation on  Armenian-Azerbaijani borderAzerbaijani Armed Forces committed another provocation on  Armenian-Azerbaijani border
Head of Council of Europe Office in Yerevan sees  need to strengthen  cooperation with Constitutional Court of ArmeniaHead of Council of Europe Office in Yerevan sees  need to strengthen  cooperation with Constitutional Court of Armenia
Lynne Tracy spoke about U.S. efforts to protect the rights of  families of internally displaced persons from Nagorno- KarabakhLynne Tracy spoke about U.S. efforts to protect the rights of  families of internally displaced persons from Nagorno- Karabakh
New restoration laboratory opened in Yerevan with support of JICANew restoration laboratory opened in Yerevan with support of JICA
Read more



Commented