d_taddei2 Tue Apr 25, 2023 12:36 pm
Give Azerbaijan an ultimatum stop this nonsense both sides agree to resolve the entire issue once and for all, or the other option as u mentioned Armenia becomes a Republic of Russian Federation. Because what is apparent is any open long standing issues around the globe the USA likes to meddle, by having these issues remain unresolved gives USA options if one project fails it just moves on to the next, USA won't stop.
I suspect after the Ukrainian war is done and dusted and the obvious victory for Russia ex Soviet countries may well stop any progress/close relations towards western countries. I always had this feeling some ex Soviet countries would be testing the water towards western countries as it saw Russia as a bit soft or not serious enough to take action. Uzbekistan tried and it failed, Kazakhstan clearly is trying but completely forgot that Putin saved his skin not so long ago. But after the Ukrainian war I seriously think they will have second thoughts about any western relations that could be seen as unfavorable moves by Russia.
I think it's time Russia made a proper security alliance with ex Soviet countries with a simple yes or no your in or your out no sitting on the fence, and if your in you put an effort into it, if your out then face the consequences. And I think the same should happen on an economic alliance. Just my 10 pence worth lol