The reasons for the Russia-Ukraine conflict lies in geopolitics, said Benyamin Poghosyan, the chairman of the Center for Political and Economic Strategic Studies in Yerevan, Armenia.
He said the US was particularly successful in its "democracy promotion" strategy in Eastern Europe. However, it doesn't work in Russia. Ukraine became the focus of the US due to its strategic location and significant economic potential. The US has taken actions to transform Ukraine into the launchpad for its confrontation with an assertive Russia.
Poghosyan emphasized people need to see the deep roots of the unfolding geopolitical crisis. It's the US-led NATO's eastern expansion that triggered the military conflict.