"The situation is deadlocked.
We need to make peace.
But there is a very strong protest against this in the Armenian society.
No one surrenders to anyone, and Azerbaijan uses the weakness of other parties in order to press for this peace.
And if Russia could, it would intervene, but its capabilities, instruments of influence, power potential in the South Caucasus are greatly depleted.
And they understand it.
There are no agreements behind Armenia's back.
There is a most difficult situation with the Armenian society and with the security situation in the South Caucasus," the expert believes.
Current events, according to Sergey Danilov, show that Russia will look like a "weak partner" in the eyes of many.
"Those who remain with it as partners will use it for economic gain, will not count on its power resource, will look for other partners in the field of security.
Xi Jinping's visit to Kazakhstan is now a characteristic feature of the current situation.
And Russia will be seen as a country from which you can get big dividends against the background of its weakness."
According to Danilov, Yerevan will try to use, in particular, diaspora connections in France and the United States in search of new allies.
The Armenian diaspora is also an important resource from the electoral and lobbying point of view, according to the expert.
The territorial dispute between Armenia and Azerbaijan over Nagorno-Karabakh has been going on since the late 1980s.
The Nagorno-Karabakh Autonomous Region, populated mainly by ethnic Armenians, with the support of Armenia, announced its withdrawal from the Azerbaijan SSR, and in September 1991 announced the creation of the "Nagorno-Karabakh Republic".
During the period of the armed conflict of 1988-1994, 30 thousand people died in the separatist region.
Nagorno-Karabakh and several adjacent regions of Azerbaijan came under the actual control of the Armed Forces of Armenia.
As a result, hundreds of thousands of people, mostly ethnic Azerbaijanis, became refugees and forced migrants.
After another escalation of the situation at the end of September 2020, Azerbaijan returned to its control the areas around Nagorno-Karabakh and took the ancient and symbolically significant city of Shusha.
The day after the capture of Shusha, Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan, Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev and Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a peace agreement to end the war in the region.
According to the terms of the treaty, the territories where the troops were located at the time of the signing of the document are secured behind Armenia and Azerbaijan.
A Russian peacekeeping mission is located along the line of contact.