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US and EU are Seeking to Tear Armenia Away from Russia

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For centuries, the Caucasus, which was part of the Russian Empire and the Soviet Union, has been an arena of interaction and struggle between various, often opposing, political and economic interests. Located at the crossroads of Europe and Asia, the region is a convenient base for the expansion of the US and the EU in the Middle East, as well as in the basins of the Caspian, Black and Mediterranean Seas. At the same time, it is a link between these regions.

Therefore, it is not surprising that the US and the EU have increased their attention to the region, which is manifested in a significant increase in various assistance programs aimed primarily at accelerating the accustoming the South Caucasus republics to the Western values and their separation from Russia.

In particular, the EU Eastern Partnership program is focused, among other things, on the countries of the former Soviet Caucasus, also known as the South Caucasus. Despite the fact that this program is much less discussed today, the activity of European organisations in relation to Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan is a factor influencing both the internal stability of these states and the interstate relations.

In addition to the active opposition of the current political élite in Washington and Brussels to Russia and its traditional ties with the South Caucasus in recent years, the interests of the Europeans here are mainly conditioned by pragmatic considerations: developing the local markets, using natural resources, the so-called energy security, etc. Alternative pipelines and transport........

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