ArmInfo. One way or another, in any case, the leadership of Armenia, in all its actions, must take into account the transition of the entire post-Soviet space to the stage of active geopolitical transformations. A similar opinion was expressed to ArmInfo by Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, former Foreign Minister of the Republic of Artsakh Arman Melikyan.
"First of all, it is necessary to take into account the potential of these transformations, their ability to activate frozen conflicts and the ability to create new ones. The latter means the need for our readiness to confront not only existing challenges and threats, but also new challenges and threats. Especially given the predictability of most of these challenges and threats," he said. In this light, the diplomat sees the joint statement issued following the April 19 Pashinyan-Putin meeting as evidence of mutual readiness to continue and deepen the bilateral agenda. In his opinion, the results of the Moscow meeting were addressed to the international community and the political elite of Russia, Armenia and Azerbaijan.
Commenting on Moscow's reaction to the latest Pashinyan-Mishel-Aliev meeting in Brussels, Melikyan noted the complete and obvious absence of real grounds for any kind of jealousy on the part of the Russian Federation, especially in the absence of any substantive mechanisms for the EU to influence relations between Armenia and Azerbaijan.
Moreover, according to his estimates, the EU itself is now interested in maintaining peace in the South Caucasus at any cost first of all, due to their own intentions to reduce energy dependence on the Russian Federation. Including through Azerbaijani oil and gas and, of course, the transit energy potential of Azerbaijan.
"In other words, the results of the Pashinyan-Putin Moscow meeting demonstrate the absence of insurmountable contradictions between Moscow and Yerevan, as well as the mutual satisfaction of the parties with these results. I view the Brussels meeting in the light of the EU's desire to diversify energy supplies. And Moscow and Brussels are only intermediate stages on the path of active geopolitical transformations," Melikyan summed up.