ArmInfo. If the Azerbaijani side does not back down as a result of negotiations, Armenia has a legitimate right to use all available instruments, including the use of force. Leader of the <Bright Armenia> faction, Edmon Marukyan, expressed a similar opinion on May 14.
<Right tools are being used now. Because you need to exhaust all possible means, and then only proceed to the use of force. But there is hope that as a result of the negotiations, the Azerbaijani side will retreat, "he said.
At the same time, Marukyan regarded the appeal of the Armenian leadership to the CSTO as a correct step, because otherwise the situation could escalate. "It is obvious that for me this is not an internal political issue, but a security issue. We have never used and are not going to use this for our internal political purposes and we call on all political forces to refrain from such. After all, this is not the border of the "Civil Contract". This is our common border. If it is necessary to negotiate, we will, if it is a question of struggle, we will fight, "he added.
According to the parliamentarian, today all possible mechanisms are used to inform the international community about what is happening on the Armenian border, as a result of which many are already reacting. Work in this direction, according to Marukyan, should be continued in order to increase pressure on Azerbaijan. "If Baku sees that the Armenian side and the international community did not react properly to these actions, it will not calm down," he stressed.
Such behavior of the Azerbaijani side, as noted by the leader of the "Bright Armenia" faction, is a violation of the trilateral statement signed on November 9, which should be an alarm for both the Armenia and the Russia. In this regard, he recalled the issue with the citizens of Armenia, who are still in Azerbaijani captivity. At the same time, he indicated that nothing can be ruled out, since any development of events is possible.
<They may retreat, or there may be an escalation that will lead to a new conflict. Therefore, all opportunities must be used to resolve this issue peacefully.
As far as I can see, all measures are being taken in this direction, "Marukyan noted, noting that it is necessary to take into account today's post-war realities.
At the same time, of course, according to the politician, it would be the right decision to neutralize the saboteurs, capturing them, and then exchanging them for prisoners of war. At the same time, Marukyan expressed satisfaction with the reaction of the international community to what is happening in Armenia, which is unambiguous. "Everyone says that the Azerbaijani troops must return to their original positions without fail," he said.