“The US is using the Armenian government to create a second Ukraine and destabilize the region. This is why they have fueled the conflict in the region.”
Uwidata author Onur Sinan Güzaltan evaluated the recent developments in the South Caucasus on Russia Today’s French broadcast.
Political scientist Onur Sinan Güzaltan, welcome to our broadcast. Senior American officials, Samantha Power, the Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development, and Yuri Kim, the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Europe and Eurasian Affairs, visited Armenia. What do you think is the purpose of this visit?
Firstly, it should be noted that the US is attempting to use Armenia to create a second Ukraine in the South Caucasus and destabilize the region. This is the goal of the US, and to achieve this, they are provoking conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan.
The Armenian government, following the path laid out by the US, has lost the war. As a result, anti-government protests are happening in Armenia today. The visit of American officials to the region is aimed at laying the groundwork for a new provocation and once again inciting Armenia to attack Azerbaijan.
A plot to destabilize Türkiye, Russia and Iran through the South Caucasus
What you are describing seems to be a scenario like the Maidan events in Ukraine, and the US is attempting to draw Armenia into its sphere of influence.
Exactly. There was a similar scenario at the beginning of the conflict in Ukraine. The US aimed to destabilize the Eurasian region through Ukraine. They tried it in Ukraine yesterday, and today they are trying a similar one in Armenia. The US aims to destabilize Türkiye, Russia and Iran by creating turmoil in the South Caucasus.
The American government has pledged humanitarian aid of $11.5 million to people immigrated from Karabakh. What do you think is the underlying motive behind this generosity? And what guarantees can the American government offer to Pashinyan?
We know well from history that Americans like to use the words “humanitarian” and “humanitarian aid.” Of course, the purpose of this aid is not to help the Armenian people. The Americans are trying to manipulate the Armenian people through that aid.
There is only one way out for Armenians: to make peace with Azerbaijan and develop good relations with Türkiye. We live in the same region, and we are neighbors. If the Armenian government continues to collaborate with the US, a scenario like Ukraine will unfold. We have seen many times that “humanitarian aid” is used not only by the US but also by France to disguise their political interests.
Way out for Pashinyan
What can Pashinyan do in the current situation? He is criticized by all sides. Do you think the Armenian people will accept this leadership?
Pashinyan can start by accepting Azerbaijan’s terms as a first step. Secondly, he can work on normalizing relations with Türkiye and Russia. Such moves could help alleviate the domestic political pressure on Pashinyan. And lastly, Pashinyan should cease seeking solutions with Washington and Brussels.