In Armenia's region, the maximum plan of the US has always been to push Russia out, the minimum plan—to at least balance Russia; nothing has changed in this respect. Political scientist Suren Sargsyan noted this during a discussion Monday.
He noted that there is an accepted opinion that the best solution of the aforementioned is the n of normalization Armenian-Turkish relations and the solution of the Karabakh issue, which will mechanically create such a situation that there no longer will be a Russian military presence in Armenia and the region.
"The US has become more active now, too, because there is an opportunity to settle these issues. But this time there is a significant difference. It is the first time in history that Armenia is going [to normalization talks], essentially, having met the Turkish preconditions. The international recognition of the [Armenian] Genocide is removed from our foreign policy agenda, and you can see what state the Nagorno-Karabakh issue is in. That is, I’m confident that the bilateral high-level contacts between Armenia and the US have nothing to do with the bilateral agenda. There is no ‘Armenian-American agenda;’ there is an American agenda in the region," the political scientist emphasized.