ArmInfo. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov can no longer impose his conditional plan- a ready-made solution to the entire complex of problems caused by Artsakh, on anyone under the current geopolitical realities s. Director of the Caucasus Institute Alexander Iskandaryan expressed a similar opinion to ArmInfo .
"Unlike some opinions, according to which the "plan" begins to be implemented with each visit of Lavrov in Yerevan, in reality this decision should be agreed with all the players and interested parties. First of all, it should be accepted by Yerevan, Baku and Ankara. However, the radical disagreements and contradictions in the positions of the parties to the conflict in establishing peace in the region, linking this path with the context of the Karabakh problem at least indicates that it will be very difficult to resolve this issue," he stressed.
As an example of the complexity of the current geopolitical realities, the political scientist put forward the process of implementing paragraph 9 of the Trilateral Statement of November 9, 2020. Noting this point, which envisages the possibility of communication between Azerbaijan and Nakhichevan, as the only point related to any future of the conflict region, Iskandaryan stressed the absence of any real progress in its implementation.
"Of course, Baku and Ankara are trying to put pressure on Yerevan in this and other issues, in cooperation with each other, as well as with Moscow, etc. This is quite normal for politics and geopolitics and, in principle, there is no other way. The whole question is the success of such a policy of pressure. We see that so far in this matter they, let's say, have not succeeded too much," he said.
According to the political scientist, Russia, in turn, is working in the Caucasian direction, including with Azerbaijan and Turkey. And in general, it does not seek to get involved in difficult situations anywhere else, except for Ukraine. And the South Caucasus for Russia is only a part of the Turkish vector of its policy. Just like, for example, Syria is such a vector. In his opinion, the main directions of Russian policy are China, as well as Central Asia, the situation in which is largely due to the same relationship with China.
"And of course, Russia is very busy with the Ukrainian conflict. Speaking of this, I mean by no means only the military operations on Ukrainian territory. We are talking about the whole complex of relations between Russia and the West. In this light, returning to the South Caucasus, I should admit that Moscow is trying to do everything to maintain relative stability in the south in the context of the main direction of its unfinished conflict in Ukrain," Iskandaryan concluded.