ArmInfo.Shusha is an ancient Armenian city that came under the control of Azerbaijan during the hostilities. Anush Begloyan, a deputy from the "My Step" bloc, said this in an interview with journalists, calling Shushi the Azrbaydjan name of Shusha.
Begloyan noted that the statements she made during the online conference of the Border Zone project were distorted by the opposition media.
Begloyan stated that in her interview she noted the need for the soonest return of the Armenian prisoners to their homeland, and that the status of Artsakh should be discussed, but in the format of the OSCE Minsk Group, and not at seminars. And this issue should be discussed by heads of state and foreign ministers. "I noted that all questions and conversations about who owned this land are inappropriate in the context of the fact that no one can prove it better than the Armenians," the MP said. She stated that the Azerbaijani press and some Armenian media have greatly distorted the essence of her words. She assured that she noted that for 30 years the Azerbaijani authorities tried to assure their people that this was their land, and this led to the war. "I noted that we learn from ancient Armenian sources that Artsakh is an Armenian land, not an Azerbaijani one. That is, our historical sources prove that this is an Armenian land, "Begloyan emphasized. "We must protect the rights of the citizens of Artsakh and not allow Armenians to be evicted from this territory. The issue concerning the status of Artsakh will still be discussed. It is early to give in to despair and give up, this issue will be resolved>, - the deputy stressed. Begloyan also stated that she clearly believes that we must return the territories lost during the war. She added that today the international pressure on Azerbaijan to return the prisoners is strong enough, I would even say, has no precedents in history.
When asked whether it is possible to coexist with Azerbaijan under these conditions, when Aliyev declares Yerevan, Sevan and Syunik their territories, Begloyan replied: "As long as Azerbaijan continues its anti- Armenian policy, as long as it keeps our captives at home, while Azerbaijan is trying to conduct a destructive politics in the region - military exercises, hostile statements, this process cannot begin>. When asked why Nikol Pashinyan signed a document on unblocking roads on January 11, Begloyan noted: "The issue of unblocking the infrastructure is still being discussed, there is no binding international document or international agreement. It's about discussing the possibilities>.