in Russian – https://crossroadorg.info/stepanyan-11-4-2022/
April 11, 2022 in the TV program of Dmitry Kulikov “Who is against?” First Vice-President of Russian Academy of geopolitical problems Arayik Stepanyan, from 35:30 on the air, spoke about the tracing of the experience of the terrorist international applied earlier in different countries, now being implemented in Ukraine against Russia.
Translation in English by “Crossroad”.
Video (with English subtitles, 2 min) –
Arayik Stepanyan (First Vice-President of Russian Academy of geopolitical problems)
You know, these words of Kirby (John Kirby is a spokesman for the Pentagon, the statement was made on April 9, 2022) that “the United States wants Ukrainians to “win” the battle against Russia” put a big fat seal as a confirmation on all my judgments, which I still has been talking. And I said that we did not have to forgive the Americans for any of their aggression. So, in 2003 in Iraq, we stated that Russia does not want the US to lose the war. But they want us to lose. When we show our generosity towards them, they, on the contrary, spit in our soul. And every time Russia wanted to do something somewhere, they did everything to make us lose. And every local war: in Syria, Libya, Iraq, they perceived not as the defeat of these countries, but as the defeat of Russia.
0:44 In Nagorno-Karabakh, the Armenians lost to this terrorist international, and everyone thought that this was the defeat of Russia, not Armenia. I said then that after the war against Karabakh, the next would be Donbass. For two years since 2020, the Turks and Azerbaijanis began to arm Kyiv with Bayraktars, saying that 50 of these Bayraktars are enough for Ukraine to take the Donbass in a couple of weeks. After all, Turkey and Azerbaijan succeeded in Karabakh. And there was a treaty on the non-use of force. But it was violated by them, which means that it is possible to violate!
1:15 Turkey and Azerbaijan brought terrorists there against Armenians in Karabakh, which means that this also can be done here in Ukraine.
You see, this whole system of the terrorist international, which has been tested everywhere – in Syria, Iraq, Libya, Karabakh – now this whole system has smoothly passed and has repeated as a tracing paper on Ukraine.
Therefore, I believe that Russia should take itself and its allies very seriously. Any defeat of her ally will be considered her defeat.
Mikhail Shakhnazarov (writer): the question is to the CSTO
Arayik Stepanyan: Look how they act: the whole of Europe is arming small Ukraine.