Armenian president’s failure in Berlin

Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan paid a visit to Germany. This visit coincided with the period of provocations carried out by the Armenian troops on the line of contact with Azerbaijani troops and the subsequent devastating response.

Booed by a large crowd of Azerbaijan’s supporters in Berlin, president Sargsyan did not miss the opportunity during the visit to complain that Azerbaijan successfully repelled the attack and recaptured some of its own territories from the occupation forces of Armenia.

However, Sargsyan also tried to mislead the international community by making up a story about the so-called Azerbaijan’s attack on Nagorno-Karabakh, although no fighting was observed in there.

In fact, the Azerbaijani army repulsed attacks of the Armenian troops, shelling Azerbaijani villages near the troops’ contact line. Meanwhile, there are no civilians living on the other side of the contact line – in the Armenia-occupied territories.

Besides, Sargsyan shared his fears with German Chancellor Angela Merkel regarding the military power of Azerbaijan, the country he was disparagingly speaking about until recently.

After the failure of his occupation troops, Sargsyan noted with fear that today, Azerbaijan has more modern types of weapons, and bitterly complained that it was observed during the three days of fighting.

However, contrary to the expectations of the Armenian leader, Merkel expressed support for something Armenia and President Sargsyan don’t want. Merkel urged the OSCE Minsk Group to progress in the process of peace talks over Nagorno-Karabakh, and Armenia, the country which did everything possible to make the negotiations stagnate, certainly didn’t like it.

It’s obvious why it happened: it is disadvantageous for Yerevan to change the status quo of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, which assumes continuation of the occupation policy before the whole world community.

Nevertheless, during the press conference with Armenia’s president, Merkel urged for immediate promotion of the negotiation process and increasing the effectiveness of the OSCE Minsk Group’s work.

She pointed out that this international format is responsible for the work on resolving the conflict and promised to support the Minsk Group’s work “in a particular way.”

The western part of the world made it clear for Sargsyan that the current situation doesn’t benefit anyone and Europe is ready to make every effort to prevent another outbreak of violence in the strategically important South Caucasus region.

The remarks made by all international players which urged for immediate promotion of the negotiation process on the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, create hope that after everyone saw firsthand that it is not a frozen conflict, the international players will increase the pressure on Armenia to bring it back to the constructive talks.

Source: Trend