ArmInfo. I do not understand the meaning of the statement "Artsakh is Armenia and the point". Perhaps this has an allegorical meaning for the current authorities, but in fact this principle turns Nagorno-Karabakh into one of the regions of the Republic of Armenia. The second president of Armenia Robert Kocharian stated this in an interview with a number of opposition TV channels.
"At the same time, it is a little unclear to me how, in parallel with this formula, the statement that the solution to the conflict should proceed from the interests of the peoples of Armenia, Artsakh and Azerbaijan is related. I don't see the intersection of these two hikes. And it was just here that the logical essence of the process of the Karabakh conflict settlement broke. It is clear that Azerbaijan is not going to give up Karabakh. No one in Azerbaijan has ever stated that Karabakh can self-determine and have its own statehood. And according to the new formulas of the new government, Karabakh must either abandon the idea of independence, or Azerbaijan must agree with the independence of Karabakh. There is neither one nor the other. And then the question arises around what principles this issue should be resolved. This is incomprehensible to me. And this is of great concern to me. By doing this, we give the co-chairs a wide corridor for improvisation. Therefore, it is no accident that today the fact of the Azerbaijani community of Nagorno-Karabakh has been revived. And, as I imagine, it is no coincidence that the new concept of national security in Armenia does not contain the concepts of "Nagorno-Karabakh Republic" and "people of the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic", but there is the concept of "population". And this is in the most interesting way connected with the resuscitation of the concept of "a representative of the Azerbaijani community of Nagorno-Karabakh. Is this an accident? Possibly, but a very disturbing accident, "said the second president of Armenia.
Kocharian also noted that from the very beginning of the conflict, since 1988, the Armenian authorities considered the settlement of the Artsakh conflict from the point of view of the people's right to self- determination. "However, as you know, attempts were constantly made from Baku to translate this conflict into a territorial dispute. However, it is obvious that this plane is unfavorable for Armenia and Artsakh from the point of view of resolving the problem. He noted that he does not see the thread on which principles the current authorities are approaching the solution of the problem. In such a situation, I do not see an optimal solution, "the second president emphasized.
Discussing the position of the authorities regarding the involvement of Artsakh as a party to the conflict and a full-fledged participant in the negotiations in the negotiation process, Kocharian noted that a statement is one thing, but what is in fact is another. "I am surprised by the fact that it is illogical," he said, noting that in illogical phenomena one can see deliberate tendencies or a lack of understanding of the essence of the settlement. Both, in his opinion, are dangerous, and because of this, the negotiation process may fail. "It is necessary to read the Declaration of Independence of Nagorno-Karabakh and all steps in the settlement process should proceed from this document, since the legal foundations of the formation of the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic are invulnerable," Robert Kocharian noted, stressing that in this case we will be understandable and predictable