If Azerbaijan doesn’t change its behavior, Russian peacekeepers will stay in Nagorno-Karabakh forever. This is what Russian political scientist, expert on the Middle East and the Caucasus Stanislav Tarasov said during a conversation with Armenian News-NEWS.am.
Tarasov liked this to the fact that Russian peacekeepers act as the guarantors of security of the Armenians of Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh). “On the one hand, the foreign ministers of Armenia and Azerbaijan meet in New York and Aliyev announces his willingness to meet with Pashinyan. On the other hand, the President of Azerbaijan is having trouble letting go of the rhetoric of confrontation and is showing the country’s force. The question is whether Azerbaijan will be able to do it Besides, taking into consideration the fact that the OSCE Minsk Group is becoming active, a special status will be granted to the sector of Nagorno-Karabakh that is not under the control of Baku. It is still difficult to say what the status will be,” the analyst stated.