ArmInfo. In connection with the situation in Syunik, the Armenian side is ready for both peace talks and all kinds of "bad" developments, Acting Deputy Prime Minister Tigran Avinyan said in an interview with reporters on May 14.
The acting Deputy Prime Minister urged first of all to calm down the nerves and understand that negotiations are underway. At the same time, he hastened to add that at this stage the negotiations did not yield results. "I am sure that in one way or another we will come to a solution to the situation, since it is obvious that the Azerbaijani armed forces crossed the sovereign border of the Republic of Armenia and we definitely want to resolve the current situation peacefully," he said.
The Armenian side, as Avinyan stressed, is ready for negotiations in a calm mode. "However, we need to be prepared for bad developments and the protection of our sovereign territory," he said.
According to acting Deputy Prime Minister, even in the case of the worst-case scenario, Armenia expects the support of its allies. At the same time, he expressed the hope that it would be possible to avoid a bad scenario and the issue would still be settled through negotiations.
To a clarifying question about what "bad scenario" is meant, Avinyan replied: "The Azerbaijani side is showing maps of unknown origin, which have nothing to do with reality. In fact, it was on this basis that their border troops moved forward." At the same time, according to him, the Azerbaijani side speaks of peaceful efforts and assures that it does not want to take actions that could further deepen the crisis.
Nevertheless, according to Avinyan, the Armenian side is ready for all kinds of developments, and yesterday's statement at the Security Council meeting on appeal to the CSTO is aimed at preventing such scenarios. According to Avinyan, the appeal has already been officially sent to the CSTO and there is a three-day period for its consideration.