“The activeness of the Azerbaijani side is connected with the Day of Proclamation of Republic of Nagorno Karabakh, the military exercises under way in Armenia and Artsakh, or Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s visit to Baku,” Spokesman for the NKR President David Babayan told Public Radio of Armenia.
David Babayan considers that the activeness could be conditioned by the electoral processes in Azerbaijan, the complex economic situation, namely the dropped oil prices and the threats to the Aliyev clan.
He says the predictions about “Azerbaijani fall” could well turn true and believes that this is what keeps the leadership of the country in panic.
“The geopolitical factor also plays a role,” Babayan said. He’s confident, however, that the situation is ‘controllable.’ “The rival engages in a ‘distant conflict,’ which means that it’s afraid of direct fight.”
“The adversary gets a worthy counterstrike and will not dare engage in direct war,” the Spokesman said.