ArmInfo.MP from the ruling faction "My Step" of the parliament of the seventh convocation Armen Khachatryan hopes that the negotiations with the Azerbaijani side will end with unquestioning fulfillment of the demands of the Armenian side. He stated this on May 14 in an interview with reporters.
According to Khachatryan, negotiations are being conducted around the withdrawal of the Azerbaijani military from the territories not only of the Syunik region, but also of Gegharkunik. The negotiations are attended by: Acting Deputy Head of the Ministry of Defense, Deputy Chief of the General Staff of the RA Armed Forces, commanders of military corps from the Armenian side, a representative of the Russian Federation and the Azerbaijani Armed Forces. The MP ruled out the possibility of an "exchange" - the concession of another territory, in exchange for the territory occupied by the Azerbaijani armed forces around Sev Lich (Black Lake). He also touched upon the possibility of establishing a neutral zone between Armenia and Azerbaijan on the territory of Sev Lich. In his words, the idea can be justified if it is realized not only at the expense of the territory of Armenia.
At the same time, as Khachatryan stressed, if the negotiations are ineffectual, the Armenian side will be forced to take other measures. "Within the framework of the CSTO, the Azerbaijani armed forces, with the use of force, should be expelled from the territory of Armenia," he said, stressing that all the consequences were taken into account by the military-political leadership of the RA.
Earlier, in an interview with reporters, acting Deputy Prime Minister Tigran Avinyan stated that Armenia is inclined towards peace negotiations, but if they do not yield results, one must be prepared for a bad development of events and the protection of the sovereign territory of Armenia.