ArmInfo. The adoption by the USHouse of Representatives of a resolution on the implementation of measures to reduce tensions in the Karabakh conflict zone should be viewed as a moral and political achievement. A spokesman for Artsakh President David Babayan expressed a similar opinion in an interview with ArmInfo, commenting on the American draft resolution adopted on Thursday July 11.
"The adoption of such resolutions should be perceived rather as a moral and political achievement, especially if they reflect the real situation in the region," said Babayan.
However, it's too early to talk about the possibility of implementing this document, Babayan said. <Artsakh advocates for the states to have an idea of what is actually happening in the Karabakh conflict zone, about the prehistory of the conflict, how it developed, its current state, as well as the policies pursued by Azerbaijan, Artsakh and Armenia. It is important for us that the world understand the situation in the conflict zone more deeply. The deeper this understanding will be, in particular from political structures, the more objective their approach will be, Babayan believes, again calling for the consolidation of efforts by Artsakh, Armenia and the Diaspora in disseminating information about the history of the Karabakh conflict and the current stage of the negotiation process.
"If we manage to continue this policy at the proper level for many years, then sooner or later we will achieve our plans," he assured.
Speaking about the measures indicated in the document, which provide for reducing tensions in the Karabakh conflict zone, in particular the establishment of fire-locating systems, withdrawing snipers and heavy equipment from the advanced Artsakh-Azerbaijani troops, increasing the number of observers, Babayan said that the measures listed in the resolution are which official Stepanakert regularly spoke. <These are the measures that we have always said that such actions will have a positive impact on maintaining peace and stability in the region. At one time, we proposed to withdraw snipers, to establish silence during religious, international and national holidays, but all our constructive proposals, which were highly appreciated by the OSCE MG co-chairs, were in fact unrecognized by Azerbaijan, therefore, we still have that we have>, - he said.
In conclusion, Babayan noted that in light of the fact that the Karabakh conflict is one of the most complex conflicts in the world, it is not possible to expect early progress in its settlement. "In the near future, at least in the medium and even in the long term, the focus will be on maintaining peace and stability in the region. Another scenario is still unrealistic, "the press secretary of the President of Artsakh concluded.
It should be noted that the US House of Representatives adopted a multi-party resolution by Congressman Judy Chu on the implementation of measures to reduce tensions in the Karabakh conflict zone. The resolution envisages to install fire-locating systems, reduce snipers and heavy equipment from the advanced Artsakh-Azerbaijani troops to reduce tensions in the Karabakh conflict zone, increase the number of observers. The document must be included in the US National Defense Act 2020 for the fiscal year. In 2015, a similar document was submitted by congressmen Engel and Royce. In addition, with the mediation of the OSCE Minsk Group, Armenia and Azerbaijan agreed on similar proposals in Vienna and St. Petersburg, but Baku continues to reject these documents.