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 Monday, August 2 2021 11:32
David Stepanyan

Politician: The international community has every opportunity to  bring Aliyev to the negotiating table

Politician: The international community has every opportunity to  bring Aliyev to the negotiating table

ArmInfo. Despite the existence of a number of examples of ensuring the security of even the most economically developed states by foreign military forces, in general,  the inability of the state to protect its citizens by its own forces  is an extremely negative phenomenon.  Politician Suren Sahakyan  expressed a similar opinion to ArmInfo.

"Moreover, in some cases it casts doubt, calls into question on the  very expediency of the further existence of such states",  he  stressed. In the case of a concrete prospect for the deployment of  Russian military on the border of Armenia with an excessively  belligerent Azerbaijan, the whole issue will be based on the degree  of reliability of the relationship between the side that will protect  and the side that will be protected, "he stressed.

In this light, drawing historical parallels, Sahakyan noted with  regret that the past of the Armenian-Russian relations does not  inspire much optimism. And with the emergence of the Russian Empire  in the South Caucasus, geopolitical bargaining between it and its  competitors continues to this day, in which the interests of Armenia  and the Armenian people more often become the subject of bargaining.

In this light, the politician sees the need to take into account all  the above-mentioned circumstances before making decisions on the  deployment of Russian troops on the border with Azerbaijan. Sahakyan  also reminded that to this day the relations in the region are  regulated by the anti-Armenian treaties concluded in the last century  in Kars and Moscow. In this context, in his opinion, the main issue  that predetermines the advisability of deploying an additional  Russian contingent in Armenia is whether they will restrain Turkish  expansionism, Armenian revanchism or something else.

According to him, the CSTO is incapable of acting as an organization  that ensures the inviolability of the borders of Armenia. Since the  organization was originally established solely for the purpose of  regulating the military-political relations of Russia with some  post-Soviet countries. In parallel, the CSTO, according to Sahakyan,  is a very real mechanism to prevent Azerbaijan from joining other  military-political blocs. In this light, he does not expect any  special preferences or changes in the geopolitical situation from the  next chairmanship of Armenia in the CSTO.

In the light of the latest statement by the OSCE Minsk Group  co-chairs around the situation on the internationally recognized  border of Armenia, Sahakyan noted that the MG is the only  internationally mandated body for the settlement of the conflict  around Artsakh. Therefore, in his opinion, with such a statement, the  co-chairs, in fact, link it with the realities taking place within  the framework of their own mandate.

"In other words, the co-chairs emphasize the fact of Azerbaijani  blackmail by heating up the situation on the border in order to knock  out concessions from Armenia on the Artsakh issue. It is clear that  the statements of the international community in general, and the  OSCE MG co-chairs, in particular, were not to Baku's liking, to put  it mildly. And I think that the international community has enough  opportunities to bring Aliyev to the negotiating table. In the  direction of determining the status of Artsakh, " the politician  emphasized.


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