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Anti-Armenian Foreign Policy Of Armenian Nationalists

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On July 23, Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan presented Yerevan’s position on the tension on the Armenian-Azerbaijani border and the process of peaceful settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.

“The co-chairs countries of the OSCE Minsk group have made a great contribution to the resumption of the ceasefire. In this regard, the participation of the Russian Federation was particularly effective, which was shown at the level of both the Ministry of foreign Affairs and the General Staff of the Armed forces [of Russia]. ” – said Pashinyan.

In his statement, the Prime Minister expressed the main trends of Armenia’s foreign policy: the development of cooperation with the West in close strategic partnership with Russia. However, this statement rather seems to be superficial and demonstrative, because in recent years Yerevan has done everything possible to weaken its close ties with Moscow.

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Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan

The conflict on the Armenian-Azerbaijani border escalated on July 12, when military personnel of the two countries clashed near the Tovuz region of Azerbaijan. Since then, the situation has remained very tense. Tovuz district is a strategic area for Azerbaijan. There are three major energy pipelines: the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan gas pipeline, the Baku — Tbilisi — Erzerum gas pipeline, and the Baku — Supsa oil pipeline, which runs into the black sea ports of Georgia. In addition, the Baku — Tbilisi — Kars railway and the Baku — Tbilisi highway are located there. If in this conflict Baku receives a large support from Turkey, both political and military, it seems that Armenia should count on Russia’s help. However, Moscow is in no hurry to intervene in the conflict and emphasized the importance of a diplomatic solution. Russian position is preceded by many reasons, and one of them is the anti – Russian policy of the Prime Minister of Armenia, Nikol Pashinyan.

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On May 8, 2018, after three weeks of demonstrations and protests, a young opposition Deputy Pashinyan, assumed the post of Prime Minister of Armenia.

Despite the fact that the population of Armenia is less than 3 million people, the protests initiated by Pashinyan attracted tens of thousands of protesters. They led to the resignation of Sargsyan, who, after having been President for 10 years, carried out a constitutional reform, transferring power from President to Prime Minister, and tried to stay in power by taking the position of Prime Minister. This caused indignation of the population. In addition, the residents of Armenia were dissatisfied with the increasingly deteriorating economic situation: the devaluation of the ruble led to a decrease in remittances from Russia and an influx of Armenians from abroad, who faced difficulties to find work. Meanwhile, Republican-linked structures effectively monopolized imports in many import sectors, prompting accusations of corruption.

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Acting Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan leads a March in Yerevan, November 24, 2018.

Apparently inspired by Gandhi’s example, Pashinyan went by foot from Gyumri, Armenia’s second largest city, to the capital, Yerevan. The journey took two weeks, and it made Pashinyan looking like an ordinary man of the people: he had a gray beard, and he changed his suit to a camouflage t-shirt and cargo pants. Pashinyan managed to mobilize young students and activists, and actively used social networks to promote the movement.

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In order not to disappoint the forces that brought him to power, the new Prime Minister had to quickly change the course of Armenia’s foreign policy.

The war in Nagorno-Karabakh, which officially ended in 1994, strengthened Armenia’s ties with its main ally, Russia, which ensured the country’s security. Yerevan concluded a number of international agreements and agreements with Moscow, which primarily affected the military sphere:

  • Armenia received two targeted loans in the amount of 200 and 100 million dollars with a minimum interest rate (3% per year) for the purchase of modern weapons at domestic Russian prices, which is 3-5 times cheaper than prices on world markets;
  • Armenia became the only country to which Russia has provided the Iskander mobile short-range ballistic missile system;
  • Russia and Armenia signed agreements on the creation of a joint air defense system and a common group of troops;
  • joint Russian-Armenian defense production using modern technologies was developed in Gyumri;
  • the countries closely interacted in the field of strategic intelligence;
  • Armenia has agreed to maintain the 102nd Russian military base in Gyumri, four guards of the Border Troops Department of the FSB of Russia and the Russian Air Force base “Erebuni” in Yerevan.
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Yerevan supported the formation of the CSTO and from the first days of its functioning became its reliable member. In 2013, Armenia joined the Customs Union and then the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) in order to cooperate closer with Russia, primarily in the interests of strengthening its national security. The strategic partnership is supported by the interaction of the two countries in key sectors of the economy: nuclear, gas, electricity, transport, etc.

However, over the past few years, Yerevan has begun to ignore the fact that Russia is the only country capable of ensuring Armenia’s security and sovereignty.

Yerevan, apparently, expects that Moscow will not give up military bases on the territory of Armenia and will be ready to make concessions to preserve them. However, the strategic significance of the Armenian foothold for Russia has significantly decreased due to the expansion of Russian military infrastructure in the Middle East, including naval and air bases in Syria. Also in the political dimension, the role of Armenia decreased, as Russia and Turkey had improved their bilateral relations. Moreover, the economic significance of the Armenian market is insignificant both for the Russian state and for Russian private companies.

Thus, given that Moscow is much less interested in strategic partnership than Yerevan, Pashinyan, continuing the anti-Russian course of his policy, is sacrificing the national security of his own country. For a long time, Armenia has pursued a nationalist foreign policy that was significantly at odds with the foreign policy position of its formal strategic ally. Furthermore, while enjoying Russian military protection, Armenia has declined to support Russia over key issues on the international agenda.

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Archive PHOTOLURE/ITAR-TASS/Mkhitar Khachatryan

In 2014 Armenia voted against the UN resolution on the territorial integrity of Ukraine, but did not officially recognize the reunification of Crimea with Russia, aiming not to spoil relations with the West. Today, Ukraine has paid off with Armenia, supporting Azerbaijan in the recent conflict. In response to the statements of the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry on the situation on the Armenian-Azerbaijani border, protesters poured borsch (a traditional Ukrainian dish) over the building of the Ukrainian Embassy in Yerevan.

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Former President Robert Kocharian

The arrests of the first President of the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic, Robert Kocharian, who was loyal to the pro-Russian foreign policy, became widely known. The new government arrested him three times over the March 2008 crackdown.

A few days ago, on July 16, the Armenian Parliament adopted the law “on audiovisual media” by an overwhelming majority (79 against 17). Among other things, the law implied the removal of all foreign-language channels from the free state broadcasting network, which significantly restricted the broadcasting of Russian TV channels. According to the National Commission on Television and Radio Broadcasting, these channels pose a threat to the national security of Armenia. By ostentatiously restricting access to Russian channels, representatives of the new Armenian government are dealing another blow to relations with Moscow.

“Against the background of Armenia’s statements about the allied, fraternal nature of our strategic relations, the thesis about “Russian TV channels that pose a threat to national security” is perplexing,” the Russian Embassy in Yerevan said.

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George Soros

One of the factors that influenced the turn of Armenia’s foreign policy was the creation of a legal regime favorable for the active development of various public organizations funded mainly by the West. These NGOs already have the ability to attack the key national security agency – National Security Service of Armenia, to lobby for initiatives that contradict traditional values of Armenia, and even to launch activities in Nagorno-Karabakh. One of their main aims is to undermine the stability of Russian-Armenian allied relations. All of the above facts confirm that pro-Western NGOs in Armenia are actively engaged in activities that contradict the national interests of the country.

Foreign organizations such as the Soros Foundation, the European Foundation for Support of Democracy, and the American National Foundation for Support of Democracy fund the following NGOs in Armenia: Right SIDE of Lilit Martirosyan, Union of informed citizens of Daniel Ioannisyan, Helsinki Civic Assembly in Vanadzor of Arthur Sakunts, For Equal Rights of Gayane Abrahamyan, Asparez of Levon Barseghyan, etc.

Many representatives of the so-called fifth column in Armenia today not only freely promote their political initiatives, but are also actively involved in the development of draft laws and other documents of national importance. The projects of these organizations are characterized as anti-Russians. Their focus is on finding negative consequences of Armenia’s membership in the EEU in the socio-economic and security spheres, as well as promoting the idea that Armenia’s military-political cooperation with Russia and the CSTO does not ensure the implementation of the country’s fundamental interests.

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At the same time, financial support from the United States for Armenia is one of the largest in the world. The US Agency for International Development, an independent agency of the United States federal government that is primarily responsible for administering civilian foreign aid and development assistance, invested $106 million in the health sector of Armenia to combat COVID-19. In general, according to his data, Armenia has already received more than 27 million dollars from the US in 2020, while the majority of this amount, 12 million, was invested in the sector of governance.

Large investment from the US is due to various factors. The United States is home to a representative and influential Armenian Diaspora (more than 1.5 million people), which has high economic, financial, technological, institutional, informational, scientific and lobbying resources. Today, as the conflict on the Armenian-Azerbaijani border escalated, thousands of Armenians staged protests near the Azerbaijani Embassy in Los Angeles, which led to clashes with Azerbaijanis. This confirmed not only the large size of the Armenian Diaspora, which lives mainly in California, but also their political activity.

The American Diaspora is the most important potential of Armenian diplomacy for expanding ties with the United States, exerting a beneficial influence on painful issues, and is a key part of the global Armenian factor. The Armenian lobby in the United States actively works to protect the interests of the Armenian Diaspora, the Republic of Armenia, and the unrecognized Nagorno-Karabakh Republic. Today, it is one of the most effective ethnic lobbies in America, and it has the following goals:

  • Recognition of the Armenian genocide;
  • Recognition of independence and assistance to the NKR;
  • The provision of U.S. assistance to Armenia;
  • Blocking arms deals with Turkey;
  • Fighting against the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan project;
  • Fighting against the Baku — Tbilisi — Kars project.

Today’s lobby is represented by the Armenian national Committee of America (ANCA), which has 45 branches in 25 States, as well as representative offices in Europe. The “Armenian Assembly of America” (AAA) operates separately from ANKA. The house of representatives has a bipartisan group of congressmen on Armenian issues, the Armenian Caucus, which initiates consideration of Armenian issues. There is also an Armenian Council in the Democratic Party (Armenian-American Democratic Leadership Council) and an Armenian Council in the Republican Party (Armenian-American Republican Council).

The Armenian lobby is making significant progress. In addition to significant financial support, in 1992, they managed to influence the adoption of the famous 907 amendment to the “freedom support Act”, which prohibited assistance to Azerbaijan. The amendment had a short-term effect, but in the end it brought America more losses than profits.

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Memorial of the victims of the Ottoman Empire murders in 1915

In October 2019, the United States recognized the mass deportations and killings of Armenians on the territory of the Ottoman Empire in 1915 as an act of genocide. This issue, which was actively promoted by the Armenian lobby, was of great political significance. If earlier the US avoided calling these events genocide because of the position of Turkey, its key NATO ally, the resolution was adopted at a time when American Congress was dissatisfied with Turkey’s policy – in particular, the operation against the Kurds in Northern Syria. But this was not just because of the invasion of Syria. Turkey’s desire to improve its relations with Russia, the purchase of Russian weapons, in particular the S-400 air defense system, and the deal to build a nuclear power plant in Turkey, played a major role.

A narrow group of the elite that is currently in power in Armenia is closely affiliated with the neo-liberal democratic forces of the United States. Today, Pashinyan must be hoping for the coming to power of globalist Democrats after the elections in November this year, which will allow him to strengthen support from abroad for anti-Russian discourse, as well as attract significantly larger financial injections into civil society organizations and institutions that are aimed at undermining Armenian-Russian relations.

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In addition to bilateral interaction with the Western countries, Armenia does not refuse to cooperate with the NATO bloc in the context of studies, exercises, trainings, and peacekeeping actions, and apparently hopes for the development of the military-technical component of relations.

Since 2002, Armenia has been involved in the planning and analysis of the NATO Partnership for peace program, which expands the opportunities for interaction with the Alliance. In 2003, Armenian military personnel participated in the NATO peacekeeping operation as part of a Greek battalion. From 2005 to 2008, a group of Armenian military personnel was in Iraq as part of the NATO mission’s humanitarian tasks. In 2010, Yerevan sent a group of 40 peacekeepers to Afghanistan. Later, the Armenian peacekeeping contingent was increased three times (to 130 people). Yerevan also signed the Individual Partnership Action Plan (IPAP) within the framework of the Euro-Atlantic Partnership Council, which is the basis for further cooperation with the Alliance.

Pashinyan also actively seeks to bring the country closer to the European Union. Armenia, being a member of the Eastern Partnership Program, signed in 2017 with the EU the Comprehensive and Enhanced Partnership Agreement with the EU. If earlier cooperation with the European Union was complementary to Armenia’s membership in the Eurasian Economic Union, after Pashinyan came to power, discussions about leaving the Eurasian economic Union are increasingly promoted among the country’s leadership mainly at the behest of the pro-Western NGOs.

In the recent conflict on the border with Azerbaijan, Yerevan did not resort to the assistance of the CSTO, but stated that in order to achieve peace with Baku, “an international system of reliable monitoring of compliance with the ceasefire regime should be established”. In addition, he claimed that it was necessary to continue negotiations “within the framework of the OSCE Minsk group”, which in addition to Russia includes the United States and France, which are Turkey’s NATO allies.

In turn, the United States is certainly interested in maintaining its influence in South Caucasus. However, Azerbaijan is could be a more valuable partner in the region than Armenia.

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Back in 1994, the “Contract of the century” was signed in Baku. It represented a series of agreements for a period of 30 years with a number of major multinational companies for the joint exploitation of oil deposits in the Azerbaijani sector of the Caspian sea. It was signed thanks to the trust placed in the independent state of Azerbaijan by the major world powers. In fact, this event laid the foundation for cooperation between the United States and Azerbaijan, after which Baku became a profitable economic partner of influential Western States, primarily of the United States.

US interests in Azerbaijan are linked to the expansion of influence in the Caspian region, the creation of safe transit zones for transportation and the development of energy resources. For the United States, this task is beneficial from the point of view of energy security, trade, economic and strategic partnership. The potential of Caspian oil and gas could partly offset Europe’s dependence on Russia and directly affect Europe’s security and US obligations within NATO. At the same time, it is obvious that the Americans ‘ interest in the Caspian region is aimed at strengthening regional security, deterring potential rivals, Russia and Iran, and promoting its interests.

Armenia’s nationalist foreign policy is very similar to the developments in Ukraine in 2013. Despite the Armenian population’s claim of fraternity with the Russian people, the country’s leadership is leading it not only to lose its main partner in the international arena, but also to sacrifice its national interests to the dream of potential European integration.

The chosen course is not profitable for Armenia even in the short term, because western countries will not help Yerevan in today’s conflict and will certainly not oppose Azerbaijan, which is supported by Turkey. At the same time, given the involvement of the OSCE Minsk group in the conflict, where France has a special influence, it is possible that the tension on the Armenian-Azerbaijani border may continue for a long period. It is likely that the West, for example France, is interested in escalating the conflict, because it distracts Erdogan from military operations in Libya, where the Turkish-backed Government of National Unity is actively preparing for a battle with the Libyan National Army for control of the city of Sirte. At the same time, France tacitly supports Haftar, who heads the LNA. Thus, Nikol Pashinyan is ready to sacrifice the national interests of the country, its security, as well as the lives of its own citizens to realize the short-term interests of aliens.

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Lone Ranger

The answer you are looking for is either dumb or treason.
Probably both…

occupybacon

Or if you uset the bear, you don’t hurt the bear, you hurt your tiny satelite country

Lone Ranger

I don’t think Russia is upset.
They are only giving Armenia all the freedom it wants.
Let’s see how they can cope alone.
Same as Ukraine…
Hopefully Armenians are more pragmatic…

occupybacon

Please forgive my English, I should say dissapoint. If you dare to do business with the West you dissapoint the bear and it chops a bit of your country.

Lone Ranger

If you mean Crimea, thats Russian land and was for the past 350 years.
Russia made only one mistake, they waited too long to retire that Ukrainian butcher Krustchev.
As for Armenia they are a sovereign country, they can decide about their own faith.
Hopefully they wont fall in the same trap as Ukrops…

occupybacon

Not only Ukraine but Georgia, Moldova also

Lone Ranger

Its the other way around…
The countries you listed tried to chip away land from their minorities.
South Ossetia, Transnistria, Crimea.
According to the UN Charter thats a nono.
And to prove it, U.S. kicked out serbs from Kosovo…
Arabs from Kurdistan…

occupybacon

NATO invasion of Kosovo was illegal by the international law and Russia officially oposed it.

Lone Ranger

So where are the sanctions…?
I dont see any.
It was only unlawful because the U.S. didnt have UN approval for a military invasion.
But the UN acknowledged Kosovo.

HiaNd

UN didn’t
“acknowledge”Kosovo
Where did you get that?
China and Russia have vetoed recognition in Security Council.
Today majority of countries still don’t recognize Kosovo despite USA-German pressure

Lone Ranger

97 UN members approved it.

HiaNd

do you have the link please?

HiaNd

Wikipedia is written by everybody.

This Wikipedia propaganda is written by State Department probably.
Some countries retreated and took back their recognition’s.
So Kosovo still doesn’t have majority.
And there are very important countries like China, Russia, India, Spain on that list.

If they had that recognition why would they still make all the fuss about it?
Kosovo is not official UN member yet…just like Taiwan.
Find me a UN official list of member countries with Kosovo on it please.

occupybacon

Rissia can’t sanction anyone, they just bully

Lone Ranger

Sounds more like the U.S. :)
Even the EU is laughing at them now.

occupybacon

EU followed most of US sanctions against Russia.

Lone Ranger

Only because they were afraid of the U.S
Things are changing now…

occupybacon

I wouldn’t hold my breathe.

Lone Ranger

Its already happening.

HiaNd

NATO aggression and bombing for almost 3 months of Yugoslavia was illegal.
Thus everything else that came after that was also illegal.
Massacre of Albanians on Kosovo was staged by CIA just to trigger NATO bombings

occupybacon

As illegal as lil green invasion in Crimea

HiaNd

Serbs from Croatia (with U.S. support) as well.
So it is always one set of rules for Americunts and another set of rules for everybody else

Fog of War

” Russian land and was for the past 350 years. ”

Careful, theres a certain tribe that loves using silly arguments like this.

Lone Ranger

Who cares about them…

HiaNd

Certain tribe was not there for 1000 years…They didn’t even exist as country at all.
So how is that comparable with Russia and with the situation where communist dictator gives away what is rightfully their territory as gift?!

Fog of War

” They didn’t even exist as country at all. ”

Do you remember Khazaria , Which Crimea was part of at one time ? What about the Ottomans, they held territory for hundreds of years also, as did a bunch of other countries. What about the territory the Russian Empire took over from other nations ? Is there a time limit or requirement there ?

I dont care if Russia took Crimea by force or not, but the ” length of ownership ” argument will open Pandora’s box.

HiaNd

You mix up everything.
During cold war there were ‘Helsinki agreement’ and some other international treaties that have protected sovereignty of every country.
After the USSR collapse U.S. have deliberately destroyed all international agreements and laws.

So Pandora’s box was already opened in destruction of sovereign country Yugoslavia and creation of countries that never existed before out of that country.

And on top by creation of 2nd Albania (NATO protectorate) through NATO aggression that was justified by staged “massacre” against Albanians, that never happened.
US have flashed down the toilet sovereignty of every country and international law from those days onward.
“Might is right” now, only thanks to U.S.

Just like in 19th century.

Khazarinas are coverts to Judaism.

They have no right to claim Israel as “promised land” at all.
Nobody has promised them anything.
Read the Bible. Bible is talking about Hebrews.

So I was talking about true Israelite’s – Hebrews.

Fog of War

Put down the coffee and slow down you’re all over the place. I know all about the Khazars , but they had control over Crimea before Russia was a country. However, so what ? , as I agree with you. Of course there’s no ” international law” left , as there never was. Just like ZioAmerica, the Soviet Union and Russia have always been ” untouchable ” . What irritates me slightly, is when Putin and his supporters, try to pretend like there is or was such a thing. Therefore, lets all cut the bullshit
and not talk about laws, human rights, and other ” such ” niceties. This is a world of power and always was.

HiaNd

You have all the rights to claim that something (that have obviously existed ) to declare it as if never existed..
Just don’t forget that NATO and US are not only sheriff in the town any longer.
And if they declare suddenly that day is night, than that doesn’t mean that Russia or China will ever accept that claim.
When it comes to global dominance West is on their way out of the scene…maybe even for good.

Fog of War

Of course I do, thats why its called an opinion. However, we seem to be talking past each other, so let me put it to you this way.

Has any official from the following governments ever been put in front of an international court for war crimes or other violations ?

Soviet Union, China, Russia, France, Great Britain.

What about any of the other Western countries ? Of course not. Havent you noticed that its mainly people from African or other non-western countries that ever gets tried and convicted ? Cant you figure out why ? I’ll help you, because those nations are untouchable and any attempt to arrest or convict members of their governments would be met we immediate retaliation. You know this I’m sure.

Finally, I’ll point out the obvious. Where is ” international law ” as far as the Palestinians are concerned ? Where are the courts ? Where are the arrests ?
Why arent the dozens of UN resolutions against Israhell enforced ?

Where is your ” international law ” there ?

HiaNd

I was talking about SOVEREIGNTY of the countries that was internationally accepted and most of the time respected !

Ever since the end of the WW2 (Nuremberg trial) unilateral aggression, invasion of the sovereign country, was considered to be a crime.
That was established international law imposed by Americunts themselves.

You are full of explanations on very banal, very obvious things.
Which you present as some kind of perspicacity of your judgment.
Thus… I’ll accept that you are right, just go away because you are boring the s*it out of me with your comments.
I have nothing to learn from people like you.

Fog of War

” Let’s see how they can cope alone. ”

They will cope fine. I’m sure uncle ZioAmerica is very willing to step in and provide assistance. All uncle wants is a permanent presence on Russia’s doorstep. After all, this could very well be a trap designed to destroy the CSTO . If Russia fails to deliver its part of the defense pact, then it will collapse, and Uncle US wins.

Lone Ranger

Uncle SAM isnt winning anything.
Same as in Syria, Iraq, Lybia, Ukraine, Afghanistan.
And now civil war and an economic collapse is at their doorstap.
Russia should take a relaxing nao, karma is coming for the U.S. Empire.

Raptar Driver

This is the great Russian trap. Influence an ally government just enough to make it distasteful for Russia to intervene in case of an emergency. That’s when the emergency comes. The former Russian ally is overwhelmed and becomes part of NATO. Russia is further isolated, how they don’t get this by now beyond me.

HiaNd

Intervene how?!
Militarily?
I don’t think so.

I think it is you that don’t get it.
You are talking about few things that are not “red line” for Russia and mix them together with something that is really “red line” for them.

Russia was never to prevent Ukraine or any other of those countries by color revolutions or other methods of Western type coercion not to become members of EU (specially if their population wants that).
Russians were always only against those countries becoming another Georgia and actively seeking to become members of NATO and Russian enemy on their border.
That was always only Russian red line not to be crossed.
If the U.S. continues to mess around on Russian border, they will get what are they looking for.
WW3.

Fog of War

” You are talking about few things that are not “red line” for Russia and mix them together with something that is really “red line” for them. ”

Whats the point of the CSTO then ? Organizing picnics ?

Raptar Driver

No I understand fully the problem with Russia’s red lines is that the only red lines go through Moscow. Russians must become more proactive if they want to be safe in their massive country which everyone wants. You can’t just keep backing into your heart land hoping some miracle will save you like before. This time it’s not gonna happen, you need every ally you can get.

Dawn

:))) this is the stupidest comment of the week..

Raptar Driver

Thank you for your In depth insight. No need to debate me you won’t wanna look like the idiot you are.

Dawn

:)) I dont like to debate with stupid people – they usually are unable to comprehend arguments, logic and such discussion is only wasting of my time.. But that comment above was really something extra :)

Raptar Driver

You shouldn’t be debating with anyone. you’re 1 of those people who thinks you’re Intelligent even without any proof. You didn’t even choose to debate me, you simply Stated That it was the stupidest comment. that’s not a debate and you’re not very smart.

Dawn

:))) What ever u say dummy

Raptar Driver

Another glorious debate and come back. Don’t hurt yourself trying to think too much. We wouldn’t want you’re pretty little head to hurt.

Dawn

I told u i dont like to debate stupid people – and u evidently cannot comprehend that :)
Just like i said..

Be happy..

Raptar Driver

Sounds like something a stupid person would say who has absolutely no argument but just name calls.

Come on what’s holding you back if I would so stupid it would be easy to tear through me wouldn’t it?

HiaNd

When I see that Armenian PM; I see just another Soros bitch

lovethemapples

It is not a problem for Russia to overthrow Pashinian. The problem is, he didn’t magically appear. He is the product of the current Armenian social opinion, which wants to try something other than oligarchy semi-independent system. And Moscow is just playing the waiting game for Pashinian and his team to fail the economic and security promises and the easily implant more loyal person and finally get back to pre-2018 situation.

Διγενῆς Ἀκρίτης

Yes I think if Pashniyan fails (who is not anti Russian or pro western but more pro independence) and I think he will more radical figures will rise like Jirair Sefilyan.

lovethemapples

I think Armenian public is tired of Karabakh clan and their governance (hence why Serj was overthrown) and plus Sasna guys are too conservative to appease the Armenian Public. He would be a good candidate for Karabakh though, thats for sure.

J Roderet

Honestly, I doubt that Russia is very worried about this. If the current Armenian government wants to cuddle up with the West, Russia can always just further develop its ties in that region with Azerbaijan instead. Azerbaijan is actually geographically very interesting because it borders both Russia and Iran. And Russia is already in a very long-term relationship with the Turkic world. Armenia would lose big if it ran off to NATO/EU/USA…

Διγενῆς Ἀκρίτης

Its not about cuddling up to the west, Armenians see Russia as a semi colonial master and they want to be more independent. They dont trust the west at all. I know many people in Yerevan and they like Russians but they are sick of Russia pretending to be a friend while arming the people that want to kill each and every last Armenian. Armenian boys who guard the border get shot on a regular basis with russian and israeli arms. This small christian enclave is besieged from both sides by Turks and Georgians bought for by azeri oil. Believe me when these pan Turkist dogs see their chance they will wipe out every last Armenian. I personally don’t like the current prime minister but his wish for a little bit more independence is not too much if you ask me. Russia allmost immediatly raised gas prices on a tiny country which economy is being destroyed by its neigbors. Most Armenians like Russia a lot more than the west but they don’t like the way Russia is trying to control Armenia. I think this yearning for dignity will only grow stronger and I think Pashniyan will soon be replaced by a real hero and leader like jirair sefilyan.

cechas vodobenikov

armenia is plagued by poor relations w all neighbors, especially turkey, azerbijian—relations w Iran r poor and Georgia little improved…armenia has little cultural, strategic or economic importance. should Russian troops leave they would be occupied by turkey/azerbijian….they possess nothing that permits them to play the double game—-they r nearly as corrupt as Ukraine and georgia

Διγενῆς Ἀκρίτης

The moment Armenia tried to be a little more independent from its Russian colonial master Gazprom raised the gas prices. Ally Armenia pays more for Russian gas than germany does. Russia was never a real friend of Armenia it was always the lesser evil compared to being fully wiped out by the Turks. Russia always said it was Armenia’s friend but it keeps selling more and more Arms to the nations that would love to wipe every last Armenian from the globe. Artsakh and Nakhchivan are historically Armenian and the modern version of this conflict was created by Stalin. Its sad both the west and Russia always end up letting Armenia down for Azeri oil. War with Turkey and Azeris seem unavoidable, I can only hope it will be fought at a time in which Turkey is many more conflicts so the brave Armenians will stand a chance of surviving.

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