The strained relations between Russia and Ukraine can lead to the activation of Turkey and Azerbaijan in the region, says a former defense minister of Armenia.
Azerbaijan and Turkey want Russia to start a war with Ukraine. They will work in that direction, and take advantage of the moment and activate in the region,” says Vagharshak Harutyunyan.
“In Ukraine, people were forced to revolt against the government, then they made Russians and Ukrainians enemies, although the two peoples had long lived in peace and harmony within a single country,” says Arman Boshyan, Preside
Mr Boshyan predicts a civil war in Ukraine which the West is not going to prevent; just on the contrary, they are escalating the situation. He does not rule out that the Ukrainian moods might reach Armenia.
Ukraine is also on the brink of an information war, says Tigran Kocahryan, a specialist in information security. “Sites are hacked, social networks are very active, a great amount of misinformation is spread that is already causing casualties,” he said.
Armenian experts who follow the events in Ukraine say everything depends on the winning party of the conflict, with the key actors being Russia and the West. Anyway, Armenia is not in an advantageous position.