ArmInfo.The United States is not active in the Artsakh issue at this stage. And I do not at all share the euphoria associated with the appointment of Philip Ricoeur as the new US co-chair of the OSCE Minsk Group. A similar opinion was expressed to ArmInfo by public and political figure Mikayel Hayrapetyan.
"If someone really believes that through this appointment, Washington is focusing its own attention on Artsakh, then this someone only faces us to new disasters. At this stage, the United States is not at all concerned about the need to protect the lives of Artsakh residents, but the United States is striving to prevent another Russian-Turkish partition of Armenia," he is convinced.
According to Hayrapetyan, CIA director William Burns's recent trip to Yerevan was driven by precisely this desire. In his opinion, the US today is trying to assume the role of a guarantor of the preservation of Armenia's sovereignty. And their only motivator in all this is the desire to prevent the next tectonic shifts in the South Caucasus.
The politician noted that through its current geopolitical strategy, Washington, in particular, seeks to prevent a new positional anti-American Russian-Turkish alignment in the region. In his opinion, this state of affairs creates a rare situation in which the interests of Armenia and the only superpower in the world coincide.
"I believe that it would be a mistake not to take advantage of such a coincidence for the leadership of Armenia. Especially against the background of the surrender of Berdzor with Aghavno, which recently became another slap that we received precisely as a result of the long-term apolitical apathy of our own way of thinking. All this is happening step by step within the framework of well-known agreements. And along this way, we will have many more similar surprises," Hayrapetyan summed up.