Russia likes to create problems for itself and then courageously solve them. I don’t understand who made what decisions and why. Let this remain on the conscience of those who made certain decisions. Former State Minister of Artsakh/Nagorno-Karabakh Ruben Vardanyan said in an interview with Russian journalist Ksenia Sobchak, referring to the situation in Karabakh.
“Russia, of course, could help. People in general are very upset that Russian peacekeepers were unable to stop this conflict. There is a very strong negative mood in the society towards the world community, including Russia,” he noted.
Vardanyan added that Armenia, which was the guarantor of security, did not help Nagorno-Karabakh in the first place.
“The West, which is completely calm about the fact that the dictatorial regime can afford to do whatever it wants and destroys people, has not helped. The decisions of the International Court of Justice and other organizations were calmly ignored, and no sanctions were imposed against a person who violates the most basic humanitarian and legal norms,” he emphasized.
Vardanyan said his attempt to unify people into a unified force to resist this has caused serious backlash from both the Azerbaijani leadership and some forces here.
“In this sense, when I was minister of state, there was fantastic pressure from Azerbaijan, from Turkey, and from, as I understand it, Armenia. After I left, the situation only got worse,” the ex-official concluded.