Slovakia ex-PM: Europe cannot and will not help Armenia in terms of security

May 24 2024, 16:30

Opinion | Politics

Speaking with Alpha News, Ján Čarnogurský, the former Prime Minister of the Slovak Republic within Czechoslovakia, commented on what help Armenia can hope for from Europe in the event of threats from Azerbaijan and Turkey.

“I do not want to give you illusions, but Europe is far from the Caucasus. The former Czechoslovakia had a very sad experience when, between the two wars, Czechoslovakia had treaties with France and England. Czechoslovakia believed that France and England would help it, primarily because Czechoslovakia was their ally against Germany. But in 1938–1939, it turned out that they were generally unable and unwilling to help the peoples of the East. They also had treaties with Poland, and when Germany attacked Poland, France and England began the so-called ‘Phoney War’. They practically didn’t help at all. So, I believe that Europe will not help because it does not have the potential to do so. Europe can help in commercial relations, but not in terms of security,” the politician said.

According to the expert, the West is doing everything possible to separate Russia and its historical allies.

“Europe is practically a colony of the United States in security matters, and thus Europe wants to take away all potential allies from Russia. Well, since the historical ties between Armenia and Russia are very deep, the United States and Europe want to worsen these ties as much as possible, be it in terms of culture, commerce, or everything else. However, in terms of security, Europe cannot and will not help Armenia,” he concluded.