AZERBAIJAN WILL LOSE MORE OF ITS LANDS IN CASE OF NEW WAR IN KARABAKH, EXPERT SAYS

PanARMENIAN.Net
May 16, 2011 - 16:47 AMT

The president of Far Centre, the centre for political and economic
studies, former ambassador of Azerbaijan to Russia presented his
vision of the development of events in case of a new war in Karabakh.

"Should Azeri authorities start a new war in Karabakh, the events
will probably follow 2008 Russian-Georgian war scenario. Russia will
interfere at once, with planes without distinguishing signs flying
all over us. Azerbaijan will lose even more lands, TNs, ets. However,
I do not see this happening," Hikmet Hajizadeh stated.

As he noted, increased incidents of ceasefire violation is part
of Azeri strategy. "An actual war would become a tragedy to Baku,"
he remarked.

"The probability of Moscow's supporting Armenia's passing some
of territories over to Azerbaijan is inexistent. Perhaps, western
mediators pressured Yerevan into ceding territories; still, Moscow
has never attempted it. As far as I know, Moscow has always forbidden
Armenia to make such steps," newcaucasus.com cited the expert as
saying.