ArmInfo. Russia is very worried about the possibility of changing the vector of its presence in the South Caucasus region. Analyst Armen Chibukhchyan stated this in an interview with ARTN.TV, commenting on the Russian Foreign Ministry's statement about sending an observation mission of the European Union to the borders of Armenia.
The statement of the Russian Foreign Ministry notes that, "if Brussels were sincerely interested in peace in the Transcaucasus, they would agree on the terms of their mission's work with Azerbaijan."
In this regard, as the analyst noted, it is unavoidably obvious that the statement of the Russian Foreign Ministry more than obviously protects the interests of Azerbaijan, thereby demonstrating love and friendship with the enemy of Armenia. Against this background, as Chibukhchyan noted, it is difficult to assess the capabilities of the CSTO, which also declared its commitment to send its observation mission to Armenia. <The deployment of the EU observer mission in Armenia means that for two years neither Russia nor Azerbaijan will be able to blackmail Armenia, getting the results they need. In the end, it is unavoidably obvious that Russia has always used Azerbaijan as the main factor in blackmailing Armenia, and Azerbaijan, in its turn, used Russia, moreover, their actions were often secretly coordinated with each other," the analyst noted. Meanwhile, the analyst noted that the actions of the Russian side can be understood. When the armed forces of Azerbaijan invade the sovereign territory of Armenia, in response, instead of adequate actions, there are calls for the delimitation and demarcation of the border. "The actions of the Russian peacekeeping forces in Artsakh are also understandable, they say, what can we do, because we are talking about" eco- activists ", the analyst noted, adding that for the time being, the Russian Federation is talking only about political pressure on Yerevan, but when it comes to economic pressure, then it will become clear to all citizens of Armenia without exception that Moscow is extremely unfriendly to Yerevan.
The analyst stressed that by putting pressure on Armenia, Russia is trying to get the so-called "Zangezur corridor". <With the advent of the monitoring mission of the European Union, the opportunities for blackmail will decrease many times over. It is for this reason that the statement of the Russian Foreign Ministry should be taken, since the possibilities for maneuvers for both Russians and Azerbaijanis are significantly reduced>, Chibukhchyan emphasized. <Russia wants Nagorno-Karabakh to always remain in limbo, since it is a link between Armenia and Azerbaijan, a key factor for control over both states. It is beneficial for Russia to have Nagorno-Karabakh as a disputed territory in order to permanently influence the region>, the analyst said.