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Experts: Russian troops to shield Armenia’s frontier in case of new Karabakh war

Experts: Russian troops to shield Armenia’s frontier in case of new Karabakh war

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.

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