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 Wednesday, June 2 2021 13:11
David Stepanyan

Analyst: Syunik is an extremely important "catch" in the building of  Russian-Turkish relations

Analyst: Syunik is an extremely important "catch" in the building of  Russian-Turkish relations

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.


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