ArmInfo. The second president of Armenia Robert Kocharian notes the weakening of the negotiating positions of Yerevan on Karabakh due to gross mistakes of the Armenian side.
So, in an interview with Sputnik-Armenia, Kocharyan, referring to the situation with the Karabakh settlement, said in particular: "What is the situation with the Karabakh settlement in the context of global and regional processes? There is a weakening of our negotiating positions due to gross mistakes of the Armenian side. Statement by the Prime Minister" Karabakh - this is Armenia, and that's all! "led the negotiations from the principle of self-determination of peoples to the plane of the territorial integrity of states that is undesirable for us. The elevator contacts of Pashinyan and Aliyev were virtually zero the agreements reached for us in Vienna and St. Petersburg. "
At the same time, the second president of Armenia believes that the contradictory statements of the Armenian leadership, the lack of a clearly formulated position on the settlement cast doubt on the constructiveness of the Armenian side. Kocharian also believes that such a perception of the Armenian position has already gone beyond the framework of evaluations of intermediaries into the public sphere. "An unpleasant residue was left by an interview by Armenian Foreign Minister Zohrab Mnatsakanyan of the Air Force. All this plays a role in lowering the threshold for resumption of hostilities by Azerbaijan under the pretext of the obvious senselessness of negotiations and the right to restore its territorial integrity. The potential for a ceasefire has also decreased because the world community has significantly reduced the resource for compelling to the world due to the growth of global contradictions, "Kocharian said, adding that we must also understand that in case of war its scope and devastating consequences will not be apparently the hardest thing so far.
According to the former head of Armenia, too much weapons and ammunition have been accumulated by the parties to the conflict. "Maybe realizing this will sober up and add responsibility to the current government and its Facebook supporters who have no idea about the war. Is Armenia divided into white and black ready for bad scenarios? The country's security depends not only on the combat readiness of the armed forces, the quality and quantity of weapons. Public sentiment and consensus around national tasks are no less important factors.In a similar current, torn by contradictions state, our society has never been. sheniya between the ruling elites of Karabakh and Armenia, the demonization of the heroes of the war, the humiliation of the last battle your way generals disrespect to the memory of killed soldiers are very dangerous Demotivatory patriotic society's resources ", - said Kocharian.
The second president also believes that the practical freezing of the defense budget with a 20 percent increase in military spending by the enemy is extremely suspicious and impossible to characterize outside the framework of conspiracy theories and profanity.
In the afterword, Kocharian noted that he shared his thoughts on the security issues of Armenia and Karabakh taking place in a wide context and tried to outline obvious challenges and threats with large strokes, but at the same time did not offer specific solutions, however, not because he does not have them, but because security - This is the exclusive responsibility of the state, and the current government does not recommend anything. "Strengthening their power, comfort and personal security is the main thing for them and, apparently, the only priority, there is neither time nor resources for everything else," Kocharian summed up.
Recall that the second president of Armenia is accused of overthrowing the constitutional order in the framework of the criminal case on the dispersal of protests on March 1, 2008. The ex-president of Armenia was arrested twice in 2018. And on June 25 of this year he was arrested for the third time. The court of general jurisdiction of Yerevan, at a meeting on November 7, decided to leave Kocharian under arrest, rejecting the defense's motion to apply the bail as an alternative preventive measure.