By Greta Avetisyan
(Armedia) The extradition of Lapshin and the developments around it have become one of the main topics of discussion recently. The claims that the extradition of the famous blogger is a violation of fundamental freedoms, that this is a result of Azerbaijani-Belarusian bilateral agreement raise no doubts. It is also obvious that the incident connected with Lapshin is another provocation by Azerbaijan and the target is not Lapshin, but Armenia and Artsakh.
If in case of Armenia Azerbaijan intends to make it resort to provocative actions and come up with destructive position, in case of Artsakh Azerbaijan’s aim is its isolation.
Azerbaijan has always responded to any international visit to Artsakh quite toughly, and if previously that response was limited with several announcements and with including several people in their “black list”, now, after carrying out the “operation” of extradition of Lapshin, Azerbaijan tries to threaten those, who have visited or intend to visit Nagorno-Karabakh Republic.
Azerbaijan’s policy which attempts to isolate Artsakh society may give rise to certain concern among the Artsakh people of being isolated from the world, as well as a fear of increase of threat to their security.
In such a case, perhaps, it is necessary to again consider the issue of signing RA-NKR mutual military aid agreement, which will become another security guarantee for NKR people hitting the attempts of Azerbaijan’s isolation policy. In this regard it is important that the mutual military aid agreement includes a corresponding provision, which will fix that an attack on one side would mean attack on the other side.