by Marianna Mkrtchyan
If official Yerevan refused to vote or abstained from voting on UN resolution on Crimea, this would make Armenia more vulnerable in the Karabakh issue, Deputy Director of the Caucasus Institute, Sergey Minasyan, said at today's press-conference.
'In this case, Armenia did not have an alternative. Moreover, this is one of the exclusive cases when practically all the opposition forces supported the voting of the official Yerevan", - the expert said.
He also added that having fixed its position, Armenia may expect from its strategic partner Russia positive results in the Karabakh issue. But on the other hand,
Armenia has found itself among those 11 countries which voted against the given resolution. "Armenia like Finland of the "cold war" times, in some cases is forced to be very much careful so that not to damage its own interests", - Minasyan concluded.