Pashinyan's failure to secure Putin's intervention underlines the poor state of bilateral ties. Russian peacekeepers are supposed to be preventing harm to the Armenians in Karabakh, but they have done nothing to lift the two-month-long blockade.
- Armenia's already weakened pro-Moscow opposition will likely be further diminished by bilateral frictions.
- The EU's new observer mission in Armenia will strain but not break its ties with Azerbaijan.
- Azerbaijan's tensions with Iran following a Tehran embassy attack can only benefit Armenia.