The U.S. must stand up to Russia in South Caucasus
Former U.S. Ambassador to the UN John Bolton, who is considered a possible candidate for president, believes that Washington should pay more attention to South Caucasus.
According to the "PirWeli", during conversation with reporters Bolton stressed that the U.S. government should not allow the growing influence of Russia in the region. "We must not forget the statement of Vladimir Putin, which he made during the period of his presidency. Putin said that the collapse of the Soviet Union was the greatest geopolitical catastrophe of the 20th century" - said Bolton, adding that the current policy of Moscow in the South Caucasus is fully consistent with this view of the current Russian prime minister.
"Russia is trying to restore its influence since the Soviet Union and the U.S. should pay the appropriate attention to this" - added John Bolton.
In his opinion Russia is involved not only in the situation around Abkhazia and South Ossetia, but also in events in the Nagorno-Karabakh.