ArmInfo.The invasion of the Azerbaijani army into the sovereign territory of Armenia and all the accompanying events, including the immediate appearance of the next trilateral document, demonstrate a fairly clear policy of Moscow towards the Syunik region of Armenia. Independent analyst Saro Saroyan expressed this opinion to ArmInfo.
To note, the acting Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan announced his intention to sign the third trilateral "demarcation" agreement with the condition of the withdrawal of Azerbaijani troops from the sovereign territory of Armenia, noting that the agreement itself is in the interests of Armenia. Meanwhile, Baku links this document with the recognition of Artsakh as a part of Azerbaijan.
"The essence of this policy rests on the ultimate goal of taking control over the Syunik wedge that divides the Turkic world. At the same time, Moscow is trying to remove from the agenda certain problematic fragments in its own relations with Ankara. It is necessary to realize that the Syunik factor is an extremely important "catch" in the building of Russian-Turkish relations. And judging by the Russian consistency in the implementation of ''Syunik'' conditional action plan, everyone in Moscow understands this very well, "he said.
At a meeting of the Security Council on May 27, acting Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan presented his plan for overcoming the situation on the border with Azerbaijan. The essence of the plan is the immediate, parallel withdrawal of the armed forces of both sides from the border to the places of permanent deployment. International observers from the Russian Federation or other countries - co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group should be deployed along the border. Pashinyan considers this plan the shortest path to de-escalation of the border situation.
Proposal by acting Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan on the deployment of international observers, against this background, the analyst views as an attempt by Yerevan to get certain leverage on Russia. At the same time, not excluding the possibility of real consideration of this possibility by Yerevan as a panacea for getting out of the current situation. However, so far Moscow, in his opinion, has managed to bind Yerevan in its actions in this direction and exert pressure in making the decisions it needs.
One of such decisions of Yerevan, the analyst considers the provision of land plots in the Syunik region to the Border Department of the Russian FSS. At the same time, in his opinion, these territories, apparently, will be used by the Russian military to create outposts along transport communications through Meghri. In this light, Saroyan assesses the current policy of the Armenian government as rather contradictory and therefore incomprehensible.