ArmInfo.To draw parallels between the Karabakh conflict and the Kurdish and Catalan processes is not only illogical, but also illiterate. Vice Speaker of the Armenian Parliament Eduard Sharmazanov said in a conversation with ArmInfo correspondent in response to the statement of his Azerbaijani colleague Bahar Muradova that the international community should apply identical approaches to all these three processes, rather than being guided by double standards.
"How it is possible to draw parallels between these processes , these are three completely different problems: the process of self-determination of Nagorno-Karabakh is exclusively legal and legitimate, it fully corresponds to the letter and norms of both the Constitution of the Soviet Union and international law." Nagorno-Karabakh at one time was self-determined in accordance with the same legal norms of the Constitution of the USSR as the 15 republics.The Constitution of the USSR gave the right to autonomous subjects on the basis of a referendum to determine their fate, which was done. I Azerbaijan casts doubt on the legality of the self-determination of Artsakh, it means that calls into question the legitimacy and independence and the independence of other former Soviet republics, "Sharmazanov explained.
Regarding the dissatisfaction with the activities of OSCE Minsk Group and the need to change the mediation format, the Armenian vice-speaker stressed that Azerbaijan is pouring water into the mill of Turkey, which is trying in every possible way to become a mediator in the Karabakh settlement. "But this will never happen, Turkey does not have a place in the OSCE MG format, since this country frankly supports one of the conflicting parties - Azerbaijan, which casts doubt on its objectivity as an intermediary, moreover, Ankara is known for its destabilizing policies in the region. I'm not talking about this, right after the April war in the zone of the Karabakh conflict, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov stated that Turkey voiced calls not to peace but to war, "he said, stressing that Baku in the current situation AI should not blame the OSCE Minsk Group, and himself, since he does not fulfill its obligations, thereby torpedoing the negotiation process.
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