ArmInfo.In Azerbaijan, they answered the Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan regarding the separation of Nagorno-Karabakh from the Azerbaijan SSR. Thus, the press secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Azerbaijan Leyla Abdullayeva assured that what was said by the Prime Minister of Armenia can be described as "at least an attempt to mislead one's own population".
According to her, another assessment of this is not possible. "Pashinyan, once again, referring to the Constitution of the USSR, pretentiously claims that the Nagorno-Karabakh Autonomous Oblast (NKAO) allegedly had a constitutional right to secession. For our part, we again recall that in accordance with Articles 78 of the Constitution of the USSR, the territory of a union republic could not be Thus, in a situation where the unilateral separation of the Armenians of the NKAR was contrary to Soviet law, how, in addition to misleading their own population, attempts can be described as prime ministers Nistra justify this by the Constitution of the USSR? N. Pashinyan notes that the Oblast Council of NKAO exercised its right to self-determination, but the Prime Minister is silent that the referendum on independence, held in Nagorno-Karabakh on December 10, 1991, was organized without the consent of Azerbaijan, of which it was legally a part this autonomous region, and the Azerbaijani population of the region did not take part in it, "said Abdullayeva.
At the same time, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Azerbaijan noted that, unlike their predecessors, N. Pashinyan positions himself in front of the international community as an adherent of democratic values. "Well, now he needs to confirm this and de-occupy the territory of Azerbaijan so that civilians return to their places of original residence," Abdullayeva said.
Recall that Nikol Pashinyan, at a meeting with representatives of the Armenian community of Milan in the Armenian Church of Forty Babies, reacting to the allegations of the Azerbaijani video blogger, emphasized that the people of Nagorno-Karabakh decided in 1988 to secede from the Azerbaijan SSR on the same legal basis on which the Azerbaijan Republic decided on secession from the USSR. "The decision of the Karabakh people was rebuffed from Azerbaijan, the civilians of Stepanakert were subjected to continuous bombing and shelling from Shusha. Then the people of Nagorno-Karabakh organized self-defense forces and managed to stand up for themselves. Azerbaijan's attempts to resolve the issue were unsuccessful and Azerbaijan will not be able to resolve this issue by force. I proposed a peace formula to the President of Azerbaijan. I am the first leader of Armenia who stated that any solution to the Nagorno-Karabakh problem should be acceptable to the peoples of Armenia, NKR and Azerbaijan . Ydzhana propose Ilham Aliyev made a similar statement, as a platform of peace and stability in the region ", - said Nikol Pashinyan.