A former Azerbaijani minister of foreign affairs has dropped hints of a possible deterioration in the Armenian-Russian relations, highlighting expectations of a war and a pro-Azerbaijani setttlment of the Nagorno-Karabakh (Artsakh) conflict.
Ex Azerbaijani minister drops hints of 'deteriorating Armenian-Russian relations
STEPANAKERT, DECEMBER 28, ARTSAKHPRESS: In an interview with Minval.az, Tofik Julfagarov also spoke of the “pro-Western” political forces which have acceded to power in Armenia, warning of a suspended Russian-Armenian alliance in favor of Azerbaijan, Tert.am reports.
“The Russian ally cannot possibly ensure Armenia’s development without investments, assistance, etc. This is why the Armenian society’s rational pro-Western choice is unjustified. I think it will, sooner or later, cause them to abandon the partnership with Russia. These are the kind of processes developing in the South Caucasus,” he said, predicting chances of a “fair outcome”.
Julfagarov said that many in Azerbaijan expect a war scenario to be a more reasonable solution rather than the wait-and-see policy. He also called for a public understanding of the need to “overcome the war with minimum losses by re-establishing the territorial integrity of Azerbaijan in a geopolitical situation”.