Armenia's armed forces have weakened and can hardly defend the occupied territories, including Nagorno-Karabakh, said Yaakov Kedmi, former head of the Israeli intelligence agency 'Nativ', APA reports citing news.ru website.
According to him, Yerevan was previously strong because Moscow backed it. Now the Russian-Armenian relations have passed to another stage, and Armenia cannot hope for unconditional support. Kedmi also noted that the American instructors only weakened the Armenian army.
"Today Armenia faces the prospect that Azerbaijan will take Karabakh from it by force. And no one can stand in its way. Russia will not defend Karabakh for Armenia," the former security official said.
Kedmi advised Yerevan to solve the problems that Armenia itself created independently.
Open clashes resumed in Nagorno Karabakh on September 27. In his televised address, President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev accused Yerevan of shelling residential settlements and the Azerbaijani army's positions in various directions. He added that Armenian provocations recently became regular.