ArmInfo. The main and immediate challenges to the security of Artsakh are associated with the aggressive and anti-Armenian policy of the Azerbaijan. Artsakh President Arayik Harutyunyan stated this on September 15 at the first meeting of the Security Council of the republic.
As the press service of the head of state reports, according to him, Azerbaijan's threats are clearly expressed in all directions and pose a threat to the physical existence of the Artsakh population. Therefore, all military, economic, political, informational and other efforts of Artsakh should be directed first of all at the sustainable neutralization of these threats. Attempts to use force or the threat of its use in the conflict settlement process must be ruled out with clear guarantees, since the peoples of the two states deserve to live in peace. Otherwise, the Artsakh Republic, as the President noted, is ready to give a proper response to the possible attacking actions of Azerbaijan, transferring the hostilities to its territory.
According to him, unilateral concessions should be excluded in any variant of the conflict settlement. Armenian refugees and internally displaced persons should have equal legal participation with Azerbaijani refugees and internally displaced persons in the relevant conflict resolution processes, and their problems should be resolved in the same way. The international community, primarily the OSCE & the Minsk Group Co-Chairs, must exclude violations of and restrictions to the human rights of the population of Artsakh resulting from the conflict and international status of the Republic of Artsakh, including factual exclusion from international humanitarian programs and no access to programs promoting human rights. These restrictions which are pursued by Azerbaijan as a means of pressure are against the well-known principles of international law.