Azerbaijan's successful local anti-terrorist measures in Karabakh, followed by the arrest of separatist leaders in Karabakh, are on the world agenda. Cases of a biased approach to this process in the Western media have caused justified criticism.
Martin Malek, Austrian political scientist, told Report's Eastern European Bureau that the European media does not sufficiently promote this successful example:
"Brief information about this was circulated in the German-language press, but most media organizations forgot that Azerbaijan arrested the leaders of the Karabakh separatists and set an example in the fight against separatism. It needs to be promoted."
Malek believes that this process will not be so successful in other post-Soviet states: "As for how this process could help end separatism in other post-Soviet republics, particularly Moldova, Ukraine, and Georgia, I don't even think that this process can be successfully replicated in those countries. The situation is different with them now. currently, none of the other separatist entities, such as the so-called Transnistria, the Donetsk People's Republic, the Luhansk People's Republic, Abkhazia, and South Ossetia, can be forced to abandon their separatist ambitions and rejoin the metropolitan state. I think it's this: separatism is ended by force, or it never ends. As your country has already done it."
Adrian Keptonar, Moldovan military-politician, told Report that other separatists in the post-Soviet space should also consider Azerbaijan's arrest of separatist leaders: "They should understand that this fate awaits them in Transnistria, Abkhazia, and other places. We saw it in Karabakh, Ukraine. We will witness that the Transnistrian conflict will be resolved soon."