ArmInfo.Armen Ashotyan, Vice-Chairman of the Republican Party of Armenia (RPA) has shared his expectations of the trilateral meeting between the Armenian, Azerbaijani and Russian leaders in Moscow.
According to him, the Armenian premier's "twittering" in Parliament on May 24 concerning the CSTO, Russian atomic energy, spokesperson for Armenia's foreign office "are abortive attempts to 'alibi' prior to the Moscow meeting."
Secondly, after the Brussels and Washington meetings "during which Nikol Pashinyan and his henchmen made one more step forward to surrendering Artsakh, Moscow will try to capitalize on all that the West has done with Pashinyan's consent."
"That is, the Moscow meeting will enable Russia to win the tug of war as the principal mediator in the Armenia-Azerbaijan normalization process at the current stage.
"Thirdly, one more trilateral statement will be a politico-legal act of this round of the tug-of-war, with the parties sure to highlight the importance of commitment to the previous trilateral statements and commit to paper the agreements (that is, the Armenian side's losses), Nikol Pashinyan agreed to," Mr Ashotyan said.
He points out the fact that the news briefing of RF Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Maria Zakharova on May 24 demonstrated that, referring to the Perague statement and the resulting trouble, Russia is now shifting the responsibility for de-Armenianization of Artsakh onto the West collectively and Armenia's premier personally - "the looking-glass is not to blame if your own face is plain."
"Fifth, If Armenia has so far been putting up with the leader selling it out, why geopolitical actors - even strategic allies - not make use of the spineless 'leader'," Mr Ashotyan said.
He points out that Ms Zakharova mentioned Armenia's people does not agree with the premier on all points.
"Armenians, let us find the way of showing the world Nikol is not actually representing us, and we are ready to put the kibosh on him," Mr Ashotyan said.