Kurginyan: Karabakh conflict is a direct ultimatum to Russia

06.11.2020, Moscow.

The unfolding geopolitical conflict in Karabakh should not be considered as a minor row in the Caucasus any longer, the leader of the Essence of Time movement stated on November 2 on the air of the Evening with Vladimir Solovyov TV program on Russia One channel.

The political scientist noted that despite the fact that “Armenia is a very pro-Western country and Pashinyan is quite a nasty figure, Russia cannot but react to this conflict.

“This is not a minor row in the Caucasus. This is the beginning of a large-scale process, which we will have to decide on. And we are sitting and waiting, and in fact we are already being given ultimatums. Not Macron or anyone else, but us. This bell tolls for one side,” Sergey Kurginyan said.

On November 4, Russian President Vladimir Putin stated during the video conference with representatives of religious confessions held on the occasion of Unity Day that the situation in Nagorno-Karabakh could be resolved without any military operations.

Earlier, Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan sent a letter to Russian President Vladimir Putin asking him to start consultations on the terms of Moscow’s assistance to Armenia under the bilateral treaty of 1997.

Moscow responded that it is ready to provide all necessary assistance within the framework of existing agreements, i.e. in case the hostilities unfolded on Armenian territory. They added, however, that specific formats for assistance would be discussed.

The military conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh escalated on September 27 with the beginning of the Azerbaijani offensive on Artsakh [Nagorno-Karabakh’s Armenian name – translator’s note]. In the past month, three attempts to establish a ceasefire regime were made, but all of them have failed.

From the first day of the Azerbaijani offensive in Karabakh, Turkish authorities declared unconditional support for Baku’s actions. Later, the Turkish president stated that Azerbaijan, with the support of Turkey, will not stop until it takes Karabakh under full control.

Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency

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