According to American analysts, the standoff between Russia and Turkey can cause an outbreak of formerly frozen conflict in the Caucasus. The conflict can be retracted Armenia, located between Iran, Russia and Turkey.
This opinion is shared by fellow Washington-based Atlantic Council Ariel Cohen.
“It is obvious that Armenia has long-standing historical ties with Russia and now, when Russian-Turkish relations have outgrown in the conflict, she was on the front lines,” notes Cohen.
According to him, in this situation, the probability of the resumption of ethnic war over Nagorno-Karabakh between Armenia and Azerbaijan.
“The most powerful source of possible conflict — Turkey and Azerbaijan and Nagorno Karabakh. This is a major powder keg of the region,” notes Cohen.
It supports the editor of the analytical publication EurasiaNet ‘s Justin Burke.
“Karabakh is the Central node. Conflict it managed to freeze, but the friction between Russia and Turkey can provoke its renewal: when too many people playing with matches, should be wary of fire,” said Burke.
We will remind, earlier it was reported that Armenia received from the Russian Federation $ 200 million for the purchase of arms. These funds provided by the Republic in the loan for a period of 10 years.