ArmInfo.To date, the military-political balance between Armenia and Azerbaijan has been seriously disturbed in favor of the latter. The Turkish-Azerbaijani alliance has turned into a very serious security threat for Armenia. And thus, based on the results of last year's war, it seems possible to state that the Armenian-Russian alliance was defeated by Turkish-Azerbaijani alliance. Artak Zeynalyan, former Minister of Justice, who ranks second on the electoral list of the party, expressed a similar opinion to ArmInfo.
"Unfortunately, the organization of the Armenian army and Russian weapons, were defeated by Turkish weapons and NATO standards. In this light, the only possible conclusion is that the concept of our country's foreign policy needs diversification and this, in my opinion, is unambiguous. Therefore, Armenia needs more multi-vector policy, which would allow us to feel more secure in our region. This is the position of our party, and in case of victory in the elections, we intend to promote it, "he said.
According to Zeynalian, security occupies a key place in the electoral program of "Republic" party. And in ensuring it, the party attaches great importance to the foreign policy component. In particular, it is necessary and extremely important to restore the military-political balance disturbed last year. For which, in his opinion, it is necessary not only to reform, modernize and strengthen the Armed Forces, but also to search for and enter new partners and allies in the international arena.
Zeynalyan, in this light, recalled the actual inaction during the autumn war of both Armenia's bilateral treaties with Russia and mutual obligations within the framework of Armenia's membership in the CSTO. Meanwhile, in the fall of 2020, the territorial integrity of Armenia was violated at least three times: in Gegharkunik and Syunik. Moreover, the Azerbaijani army destroyed the S-300 air defense complex located in Vardenis, the latter, according to him, was part of the United Air Defense System.
"Moscow has remained silent about all these cases. Moreover, Russia even has not taken effective steps in response to the destruction of their military helicopter by Azerbaijan in the Ararat region of Armenia. I'm not even talking about the fact that, Moscow, having a powerful intelligence network, could not have been unaware of the impending Azerbaijani-Turkish attack on Artsakh and Armenia. But in response to all this from one of the most powerful states in the world, absolutely no action followed, which should and does raise many questions>, believes Zeynalyan.