Friday, 27 01 2023
Friday, 27 01 2023
The first session of the dialogue between Armenia and the European Union on political and security issues was held
Energy security will be increased through investments
Nikol Pashinyan congratulated the Prime Minister of New Zealand on taking office
The first domestically produced drones were tested in Georgia
Lars is open to all vehicles
Australian Open Championship; Karen Khachanov loses to Tsitsipas in the semi-finals
Three more patients from Artsakh were transferred to Armenia
“Real” wins another dramatic game to advance to the semi-finals of the Spanish Cup
Nuland announced the conditions for canceling sanctions against Russia
The newly appointed US ambassador was sworn in
The PACE Bureau will discuss the preparation of a report on the Lachin blockade
The USA is not in favor of the statement of November 9, 2020, signed with the mediation of the Russian Federation. Deputy Speaker of the State Department
Weather without precipitation is expected
The first photos of the Coca-Cola smartphone have appeared on the Internet
The Netherlands supports the rule of law in Armenia
“The EU should intensify its efforts in the South Caucasus,” Member of the Bundestag
“120 thousand people are waiting for the reaction of the international community,” Vladimir Vardanyan
An iceberg the size of London broke off in Antarctica
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs emphasized cooperation with Germany
Where in Europe do most people over 100 live?
“The humanitarian situation in Nagorno-Karabakh is a reason for growing concern,” Prime Minister of Iceland
The Russian Federation notes that Yerevan preferred the EU and not the CSTO
The latest developments in the process of regulating RA-Azerbaijan relations were discussed
Zelensky revealed what weapons are needed to defeat Russia
“I don’t think EU observers will be a serious obstacle for Azerbaijan,” Armen Baghdasaryan
Deporting Karabakh Armenians from their homes is not the only goal of Azerbaijan; prime minister
The arbitration tribunal rejected the request to confiscate about 331 million US dollars presented against the Republic of Armenia
Polytechnic students will now learn programming with 200 new computers; Tigran Avinyan
Earthquake in Italy
Turkey stops negotiations with Sweden and Finland

Azerbaijan, yielding to the pressure, will open the Lachin Corridor in the next few days. political scientist

Radar Armenia‘s interlocutor is political scientist Armen Vardanyan.

The EU has decided to send a two-year civilian mission to the Armenian-Azerbaijani border. What will the presence of the mission give?

– This decision is primarily a deterrent factor for Azerbaijan because, in the last two years, Azerbaijan has invaded the sovereign territory of Armenia several times, provoked clashes, and bombarded the country’s border regions. And sending this mission now will drastically reduce those dangers. I think Azerbaijan will think several times before resorting to provocations. This angered Baku precisely because Azerbaijan was also deprived of a vital weapon or trump card. By inciting clashes on the borders, Azerbaijan tried to extort from Armenia an accelerated peace treaty signing on its terms. And today, it is deprived of that playing card.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Azerbaijan expressed opposition to the decision to deploy the EU civilian mission for two years, noting that it coincides with Armenia’s attempts to disrupt the settlement process. Why does the deployment of the EU mission worry Azerbaijan? Is it an attempt to disrupt the process?

-Azerbaijan was trying to get the peace treaty to be signed, for Armenia to give up Artsakh once and for all, and for the issue of Artsakh to be sent to the dustbin of history. And in the background of all this was their whole tactics. Their expectations still need to be met, which shows why Baku’s statement is irritating.

-Azerbaijan also noted that the initial expectations that the EU mission would contribute to promoting the settlement agenda needed to be justified. What does this mean? That the Brussels platform does not like the moderation of Armenian-Azerbaijani relations?

– Of course, there will be more negotiations. It cannot be said that the negotiation process was closed in general. They may continue in other capitals. But I repeat: Azerbaijan was deprived of an essential weapon. It also cannot force Armenia to sign a peace treaty. I think the decision to send the EU mission closed the issue of taking the “Zangezur Corridor” by force. Azerbaijan was also deprived of this. They will understand that they cannot get an extraterritorial corridor from Armenia by force.

What will be the consequences of US Secretary of State Blinken’s phone conversation with Azerbaijan’s President Aliyev in resolving the situation in Lachin Corridor?

– The same context can also be observed due to Blinken’s phone call. The American side also exerts intense pressure on Azerbaijan to open the corridor, and it turns out that Azerbaijan is deprived of another pressure tool. By closing the Lachin Corridor, they are also trying to force Armenia to open the “Zangezur Corridor.” In the coming days, giving way to the pressure, they will open the corridor. I don’t know in what way, but Azerbaijan will have to open it. If they don’t open it, it will have dire consequences for them.

Hayk Magoyan

Արթուր Աղաբեկյան
Արթուր Աղաբեկյան
Դավիթ Գրիգորյան
Դավիթ Գրիգորյան