ArmInfo.The main thing that we have lost in the 44 day war is dignity. It needs to be restored - this is our main task. Rector of the Armenian-Russian (Slavonic) University, ex-prime minister of Armenia, professor Armen Darbinyan expressed a similar opinion in an interview with the RAU studio.
"And this is due not only to the military, but also to the diplomatic processes, the quality with which the state of Armenia, the Armenian people acted in all these discussions and lost. The second result of the war is the actual collapse of the concept of development of victorious Armenia and Artsakh, which we were guided by during the last 29. The conclusion is that everything must be started from scratch, "he stressed. Darbinyan described the current situation in Armenia as a national, by no means only a political crisis - 10 million Armenians of the world must understand how to live now, determine their further life priorities. He considers the construction of a new, powerful Armenia by increasing efforts in this direction as such a natural priority for the coming decades.
The deep reasons for the defeat, in his opinion, appeared long ago - the 44-day war only recorded the bankruptcy of the ideology, ideas, concepts underlying the development of Armenia and Artsakh over the past 29 years. And the responsibility for this defeat is borne by the entire society, since it was the society that elected the power. Responsibility for a frivolous attitude towards the situation, underestimation of Azerbaijan, myths, self-deception, unsubstantiated hopes for external forces, etc. "Both the previous and current authorities, society realized the inevitability of war, saw that Azerbaijan was arming itself, but reacted to this prospect extremely irresponsibly. Accordingly, they were not ready for this war. All this surfaced at the cost of huge, asymmetric for the Armenian people, In this light, society needs to find the strength to get out of the current collapse. There is simply no other way, "he said. The professor assesses the signing of the statement of November 9 as an inevitable, uncontested, right step. Unlike his previous actions. Accordingly, all his predecessors and Armenian society share responsibility for the situation that led to the last war with Pashinyan. "I don't believe that Pashinyan is a traitor, I don't want to believe in the accusations made against him. Everyone knew about the impending war, including Serzh Sargsyan. We need to be honest," he stressed.
The professor links the solution to the political crisis with the resignation of Prime Minister Pashinyan. But by no means instantaneous, as is required today on the square - Pashinyan quite rightly considers it his mission to provide the necessary conditions for the exercise of power by the people. In this light, Pashinyan cannot simply take and leave now, but he is obliged to announce his resignation, clear ways and terms for the transfer of power, and early elections. He is simply not capable of providing stability on his own, but he is quite capable of becoming a guarantor of the transfer of power.
In general, Darbinyan does not expect anything good from the early elections in the absence of a political field in Armenia, considering it an exclusively forced measure. At the same time, Armenian President Armen Sarkisian, in his opinion, can do much more for the country than he does, or pretends to do, at least at the level of statements. "Azerbaijan acquired a huge amount of weapons and hired international terrorists for the war with Armenia using oil and gas money received from foreign companies. Accordingly, one way or another, they took part in the involvement of terrorists in the war. And someone should talk about this within the framework of their own constitutional powers ", - he stressed.
According to Darbinian, the Armenian authorities have been destroying and distorting the country's political field for decades, deliberately preventing the emergence of ideological political forces. As a result, quasi-parliaments were filled with quasi-parties. Such destruction of an adequate political system was beneficial to the current government, to the presidents, but not to the country, which led to its weakening and the absence of a political system capable of resolving the current political crisis. Accordingly, the political field, like everything else, has to be created from scratch.
"Consolidation of society should take place around creativity, not slogans for revenge. This is a road to nowhere. Our diaspora never believed and does not trust the Armenian authorities. And the situation can only be changed by consolidating our internal efforts towards building a powerful state in Armenia itself. Only after The Diaspora will be able to really come to Armenia. We must finally create our own success story. The stories of collapse are not interesting to the world. And we have both the potential and all the necessary opportunities for this, "Darbinian summed up.