Armenia leans more and more towards European integration and moves away from Russia. This opinion was expressed by Russian political scientist Vadim Trukhachev in an interview with the VZGLYAD newspaper. According to him, the contradictions accumulated over decades of partnership are now worsening between Moscow and Yerevan.
The process of moving Yerevan away from Moscow began a long time ago. Armenia clearly intends to move towards the West, and the decision to accede to the Rome Statute is a clear confirmation of this. Over decades of fairly close relations, the two sides have racked up a lot of questions for each other. The climax was the second Karabakh war, in which Armenia relied on the unconditional support of Russia
says Vadim Trukhachev.
According to the political scientist, Yerevan is sure that European countries will be able to solve the security problems of the region. But this opinion is wrong.
As another reason for the aggravation of contradictions between Russia and Armenia, Trukhachev called the change of generations in Armenia’s political elite.
Generations of politicians change and, for many, the common Soviet past remains a bygone historical stage. In Yerevan, Russia is perceived as a foreign state, with which it is necessary to communicate only on the basis of pragmatic interests. And in this regard, the “divorce” of countries becomes inevitable.
– summarizes the political scientist.
According to Vadim Trukhachev, Moscow has enough to respond to the change of benchmarks in Armenia.
Russia could review its migration policy towards the Caucasus Republic, because a lot of citizens of this country still come to us to work. Another direction for our response could be the reduction of investment flows to Armenia
- said Vadim Trukhachev.
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