The election of Nikol Pashinyan as the Armenian Prime Minister shifted Russia’s balance in relations between Armenia and Azerbaijan towards the latter, said the leader of the Essence of Time movement, political scientist Sergey Kurginyan on November 12 on the air of the Evening with Vladimir Solovyov TV program on Russia One channel.
“After the collapse of the USSR, Russia has always had to look equally carefully at both Armenia and Azerbaijan, treat both countries with equal attention. There had to be a balance,” Kurginyan stressed.
However, this balance had changed with Pashinyan’s coming to power, noted the expert.
“Armenia committed political suicide during the Orange Revolution when it elected this man. He did his best to tear apart relations with Russia,” Kurginyan said.
“Since Pashinyan came to the forefront and pro-American Armenia, in essence, had emerged, the balance shifted towards Azerbaijan,” explained Kurginyan.
The expert noted that Russia had to make great efforts in order to not to lose as a result of the escalation in Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, but also to pull off a small win for itself, and it is not yet clear what this will lead to in the future.
Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency