ArmInfo.Unfortunately, Baku strives to reduce tensions on the border only after receiving a worthy counterstrike. A similar opinion was expressed to ArmInfo by the deputy of the parliamentary faction "My Step" Tatevik Hayrapetyan, commenting on the statement of Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov about the interest of Yerevan and Baku in a stable situation on the border.
"Armenia, in turn, has always acted from the standpoint of condemning the use of force and the threat of the use of force. It has always supported the negotiation format and the mediating mission of the Minsk Group as the only international mandate. And naturally, it is determined to reduce tensions today. The way to avoid new escalations of the situation is in On the whole, I see intolerance towards any threats and xenophobia from Azerbaijan by the mediators of the OSCE Minsk Group, "she stressed.
Commenting on the possibility of resuming talks, Hayrapetyan noted this as a necessity. At the same time, she stressed that if concrete steps were taken in response to the alarm repeatedly expressed by the Armenian parties to the conflict, the current situation in the process could have been avoided. In this light, the parliamentarian attaches great importance to fixing that it is possible and necessary to prevent the Azerbaijani aggression with a targeted and sharp response to the threats and provocations of Baku.
"The latest Azerbaijani aggression could not but leave serious consequences on the negotiation process. In this light, the resumption of negotiations around any document without exception requires first the exclusion of the use of force and the threat of the use of force. As well as the immediate cessation of Armenian phobia and hate propaganda. any negotiations around any document. As long as Armenia and Artsakh are threatened with destruction, it is premature to talk about any document, "she stressed. Commenting on the readiness to meet with his Azerbaijani counterpart Jeyhun Bayramov, expressed by Armenian Foreign Minister Zohrab Mnatsakanyan, Hayrapetyan assessed this prospect as very possible. According to her, the meetings of the foreign ministers are part of an ongoing process and proceed from the general logic of reducing tension. In this light, the first meeting of Mnatsakanyan-Bayramov, according to her estimates, will be more of an educational nature and, possibly, will contribute to the creation of the necessary negotiating atmosphere.