ArmInfo.The Michel-Pashinyan-Aliyev Brussels meeting, as a chain of Western geopolitics, leads to turning the South Caucasus into a second Ukraine. Political scientist Stepan Danielyan expressed a similar opinion to ArmInfo.
"In fact, the initiators of the Brussels meeting of the leaders of Armenia and Azerbaijan did not at all prepare a peace treaty between the two countries, but pushed them to a new big war, technologically very similar to the war that is now going on in Ukraine. To put it simply, the EU today needs to create a situation in which the Russian military will first leave Artsakh, and then Armenia, which will give them the opportunity to start moving into Central Asia through NATO Turkey," he said.
According to the forecasts of the political scientist, such a scenario, no doubt, will be met with hostility by Russia and Iran. The latter, in his opinion, is already seriously considering the prospect of turning the South Caucasus into another Ukraine. Danielyan is convinced that the organization of a "second front" in the South Caucasus with the participation of Russia, Iran and Turkey, in general, is a desirable scenario for the West. The implementation of which, among other things, will make it possible to drive Turkey back into the zone of its own influence. And, of course, further weaken the ambitions of Moscow and Tehran.
Such a desire of the West, taking into account the great interests in the implementation of this scenario, the political scientist considers natural. According to him, the desire of the West to compress the zones of Russian influence specifically in the Caucasus rests on the Russian military presence in Artsakh and Armenia. In light of which, the only way to remove it is the recognition of Artsakh as part of Azerbaijan, followed by the deportation of Artsakh Armenians. Which will completely deprive the Russian Federation of the justification for its own military presence in Artsakh.
"In this light, the attempts of the West to oust the Russian Federation from the OSCE Minsk Group co- chairmanship also look quite logical and expected. The task of the MG was to keep the Karabakh conflict in a frozen state until the start of an acute phase of geopolitical rivalry between the West and the Russian Federation in Ukraine. And we see that this rivalry is already spilling over into the South Caucasus. Let's accept a simple fact - the West is absolutely not an enemy of the Armenian people. It just so happened that at this stage our interests do not coincide. By its very existence, Artsakh prevents the displacement of Russia from the South Caucasus. Accordingly, the task of the West in Brussels was to force Yerevan to recognize Baku's jurisdiction over Artsakh. With all the ensuing and planned geopolitical consequences in Washington and Brussels," the political scientist summed up.