ArmInfo.There are no prospects for real peace between Armenia and Azerbaijan, nor for the conclusion of a peace treaty. Political analyst Armen Baghdasaryan expressed a similar opinion to ArmInfo.
"Personally, I do not expect that it will be signed, first of all, considering the fact that Baku wants a very high price from us for this peace. And I get the impression that the leadership of Armenia is not at all in the mood to pay this price. And even if by some miracle the treaty will suddenly be signed, it will remain on paper, just like the notorious "era of peace", since its main component, that is the unblocking of communications, will also not happen, and Armenia will remain in a semi-blockade," he is convinced.
Baghdasaryan explains such pessimism with Azerbaijan's expectations from Armenia, according to which the latter will recognize its territorial integrity, will finally give up the idea of participating in the Artsakh issue and will provide it with an extraterritorial Zangezur corridor. In this light, the analyst expressed his conviction that what Baku really needs from Yerevan is a corridor rather than communications. In this light, the analyst expressed his conviction that what Baku really needs from Yerevan is not communications, but a corridor, which Yerevan, in his estimations, will never agree to.
According to him, all these prospects are well understood by the representatives of the Armenian authorities. Hence, in parallel with optimistic statements about the desire to sign a peace treaty, the same Armenian Foreign Minister Ararat Mirzoyan suddenly declares that Azerbaijan today is more focused on a new war than on a peace treaty with Armenia. The latter, in Baghdasaryan's opinion, means an imitation of negotiations performed by Baku, which in fact seeks to finally de-Armenize Artsakh.
"Baku considers this solely as a matter of time, waiting for the withdrawal of Russian peacekeepers from Artsakh in 2.5 years. And by this time they to receive from Yerevan an internationally approved written agreement to absolutely not interfere in the future fate of Artsakh and the people of Artsakh, in the form of that notorious peace treaty, which even if signed, will remain on paper for Armenia," the analyst summed up.