EXPERTS: RUSSIAN TROOPS TO SHIELD ARMENIA'S FRONTIER IN CASE OF NEW KARABAKH WAR

PanARMENIAN.Net
October 31, 2012 - 21:44 AMT

PanARMENIAN.Net - Russian military experts offered forecasts and
scenarios for possible conflicts Moscow could become drawn into.

According to Russian media, resumption of a Karabakh war was named
as one of the possibilities, with the geography of war capable of
spreading beyond the borders of NKR.

According to experts' forecasts, in the event of a new war, Russian
troops deployed at Armenia's Gyumri military base will shield Armenia's
borders, thus enabling Armenian army soldiers to be more effectively
used in Karabakh.

According to a military expert Alexander Khramchikhin, Russia won't
gain from involvement in Karabakh war, with Moscow to find itself in
a difficult situation should the conflict become "unfrozen."

According to the expert, Russia has managed to stay flexible in
its Transcaucasia-oriented policy, cooperating with both Armenia
and Azerbaijan.

"Should the conflict break out between the two above-mentioned
countries, Russia won't be openly supporting Armenia, with Moscow
agreeing to become involved in a war were the 3rd parties, like Turkey,
to interfere," the expert predicted.