STEPANAKERT. – Some changes are noticed in Azerbaijan's behavior—for the worse. Davit Babayan, Adviser to the Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh) President, stated this in a conversation with Armenian News-NEWS.am.
According to him, it is a matter of changing tactics. "Azerbaijan has passed to more insolent terrorist activities abroad. Azerbaijan uses its citizens, the so-called 'community,' to use them to attack Armenians and their property. In fact, it means the following: From a legal point of view, the Azerbaijani state does not bear any responsibility. Even if something happens to the participants in the incidents, it will be qualified as a 'private action.' But, naturally, we know that the Azerbaijani state is behind it. I do not think that making the people ‘zombies’ is ideological. Most likely, it is about financial, material motivation. The participants in the incidents are not intellectuals, upper or middle class at all. They are unemployed who have problems with the law. As a rule, they have to be paid to perform such actions," said Davit Babayan.
He recalled the incident in Italy when an Azerbaijani “blogger” appeared at the press conference of the Armenian Prime Minister and tried to ask provocative questions. "We have to realize that the attacks might continue tomorrow. This is the first stage, and it showed that Azerbaijan can create certain problems for Armenians—abroad as well. It is necessary to take this issue seriously and develop countermeasures. At the same time, using the opportunities of Armenia, Artsakh and the [Armenian] Diaspora, it is necessary to study who the participants of the anti-Armenian actions are. The security system must be strengthened, especially during the visits," the adviser to the Artsakh President concluded.