YEREVAN. – Nothing has changed in Russian-Azerbaijani relations. No drastic change has occurred in the military-technical cooperation between both countries.
Armenian Analytical Centre on Globalization and Regional Cooperation Director, political scientist Stepan Grigoryan noted the aforesaid during a press conference on Friday.
“As for [Azerbaijani President Ilham] Aliyev receiving [Russian President Vladimir] Putin’s support in the [forthcoming] presidential elections to be conducted [in Azerbaijan], it should be stressed that Azerbaijan’s incumbent president has no problem in being reelected,” Grigoryan noted.
He highlighted that Aliyev is accepted despite criticisms by the US and Europe.
The political analyst also expressed a view that Armenian-Russian relations will remain at the same level.
“I do not think that Russia would ‘begrudge’ us [i.e., Armenia] in connection with initialing the [Armenia-]EU Association Agreement. Our semi-integration with Europe will not cause problems. We do not set an objective of joining the European Union,” he said.
Stepan Grigoryan added that Russia has no concerns that any force can make it withdraw its military base from Armenia.