The Armenian president Robert Kocharyan depends on Moscow in all his actions and any of his moves are agreed with the Kremlin, a former advisor of the AzerbaijanвЂ™s president, a political analyst Vafa Guluzade told Trend on 25 October 2005, commenting on the statement of the Armenian president Kocharyan that вЂњRussia is the key partner for ArmeniaвЂќ.
The political scientist reminded that in the past Kocharyan performed the functions of the Comsomol organization head of Nagorny Karabakh and after the breakdown of the USSR Russia used him as вЂњthe puppet in the game against AzerbaijanвЂќ.
В"It is Russia, not Armenia which occupied Nagorny KarabakhвЂќ, Guluzade underlined, noting, it was at the MoscowвЂ™s initiative that Kocharyan had been appointed вЂњpresidentвЂќ of the separatist regime in Nagorny Karabakh and further on, due to the KremlinвЂ™s discontent by the efforts of Levon Ter-Petrosyan to settle the Azerbaijani-Armenian problem stage-by-stage, the latter had been ousted and Kocharyan became the head of the Armenian state.
A political analyst Rasim Musabekov reminded, in his turn, that Turkey and Azerbaijan are вЂњtraditional enemiesвЂќ of Armenia, which also presupposes continuation of the course for rapprochement with Russia. В"Undoubtedly, without RussiaвЂ™s support Armenia could not be able to occupy the Azerbaijani lands. Erevan would never have had sufficient resources for thatвЂќ, the political analyst stressed, noting, the economic factor in this issue plays also a certain roleвЂќ.
According to Musabekov, the major part of investments in the Armenian economy is made exactly from Russia, while the key trade partner Рѕf Azerbaijan is Turkey and the West. В"Both in economic and political sense Turkey does not lag behind RussiaвЂќ, he said, reminding, the main consumer of the Azerbaijani oil is not Russia at all, which is also significant.
Along with this, a political analyst thinks, вЂњit is also not proper to speak on the economic or political weakness of the AzerbaijanвЂ™s northern neighborвЂќ. В"The links with Russia should be developed. However, Azerbaijan must not forget about the cooperation with the WestвЂ™, a political scientist stressed in conclusion.