ArmInfo. It is the fear of its own rights the Armenian political thought is experiencing that accounts for current problems, the public figure Suren Sahakyan said in an interview with ArmInfo.
"And it is not at all today that the Armenian political class has been filled with this terror. The Armenian political thought as such has been overcome with this terror that has caused it to renounce its rights throughout, at least, our modern history. It was manifested in 1918 and even in 1988, at the dawn of the Artsakh liberation movement. And this renunciation of one's own rights is being practiced now as well," he said.
According to Mr Sahakyan, a "pro-Armenian solution" to the Artsakh problem implies Armenia explicitly stating its demands and expectations. However, Yerevan has never stated its expectations or intentions since the latest escalation. And even after the relevant Armenian and Artsakh authorities mad joint decisions, Yerevan has not emphasized a need for unification of Armenia with Artsakh.
According to Mr Sahakyan, this policy has turned Artsakh into a "tiny spot" on the map for Europe, whereas Armenia is "different phenomenon", a separate territory, which allows Artsakh to be viewed as part of Azerbaijan and its problems as only humanitarian ones. And this is the reason why President of the European Council Charles Michel is actively supporting Armenian Premier Nikol Pashinyan's current agenda.
"I absolutely disagree with this view of the situation. Any developments that would result in such a peace agreement between Armenia and Azerbaijan will later inevitably lead to a new war. Once Armenia officially signs the document thereby renouncing our rights to Artsakh, this problem will turn into Azerbaijan's domestic affair. Thus, we oursel