Russia finds itself in a difficult situation because it is not in its interests to get involved in an escalating conflict, the dean said. “I think that the Russian Federation will not interfere in this situation in any case. They are trying to compromise her for this. First, Russia has its own much more important hot spot. The second point is that the Armenian leadership now does not take a very friendly position towards the Russian Federation. The third point is that a war on two fronts has never brought good luck to anyone. Therefore, Russia will clearly try to evade and take some kind of middle peacekeeping position, but this will give the Western media, expert communities, and politicians the opportunity to escalate the situation in Azerbaijan and Armenia, shifting the blame, including onto the Russian Federation, for not fulfilling the peacekeeping mission,” — Shatilov explained.