ArmInfo. As soon as Russia hands over Artsakh to Azerbaijan, it will immediately become superfluous in Armenia. Conservative Party Chairman Mikayel Hayrapetyan expressed a similar opinion to ArmInfo.
"I think that Moscow is also well aware of that. It is due to Artsakh, the Artsakh issue that the Russian Federation has been ensuring its own presence in Armenia over the past decades. Accordingly, the Russian Federation will continue to try to maintain its military presence in Artsakh. At the same time, not everything in this regard depends from Moscow. The very further presence of the Russian Federation in the South Caucasus will largely be determined by the position of the West and, of course, by the outcome of the Ukrainian war," he noted.
In addition to geopolitics, the politician links further Russian prospects in the Caucasus and Armenia, in particular, with the content of statesmanship and the gradation of the political will of the Armenian leadership. In his opinion, the very the realization by the Armenian society that a deal was made around Parukh and Karaglukh speaks volumes. Hayrapetyan himself considers the current situation in Artsakh to be a continuation of the previous agreements, within the framework of which a change of power and a bloody 44-day imitation of war took place in Armenia.
"It's another matter that the Turks and their Absheron satellites, perfectly seeing the current situation of the Russian Federation stuck in Ukraine, are actively trying to speed up, move forward the schedule for the implementation of those very agreements. Everything is literally in sight. Shoigu's "brilliant operation", Putin's " inseparability of Karabakh with Azerbaijan" - after all, all this was said quite openly. And the latest reactions to the peacekeepers from Yerevan to the continuation of that operation in Artsakh are the maximum that these appointees of the Russian Federation can do.Like, by the way, all the previous ones. "More is not given to them," he said.
Hayrapetyan conditions the recent contradictions between the statements of the Russian and Azerbaijani Defense Ministries on the situation around the village of Parukh with the US and France's statements addressed to Moscow and Baku. In particular, he views Moscow's accusations against Baku as a forced step back from the planned and agreed deal and the small operation on Parukh. "To give some advice and recommendations to the current government in the direction of finding a way out of the current situation that is not very comforting for Armenia and Artsakh, I think, is completely unnecessary. First of all, due to the content and nature of the formation of this very government. Its predecessors "knew everything", this government " does not know and does not want to know anything. "I know that the current non-standard situation in the political sense can and should be changed exclusively through non-standard methods. For which the current government needs to at least forget about its own stomach and remember the homeland, statehood and conscience. For the time being, I consider it premature to disclose other details," the politician summed up.