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 Thursday, June 23 2022 15:16
David Stepanyan

Forecast: There may come a time when the fate of Artsakh Armenians  will not worry anyone

Forecast: There may come a time when the fate of Artsakh Armenians  will not worry anyone

ArmInfo. It is pointless to talk about what happened in the past, simply because it no longer plays a real role in today's realities. A similar opinion was expressed to  ArmInfo by Artsakh social and political figure, publicist Vahram  Atanesyan.

"The fact, that  in 1997-98 Armenia actually failed the  stage-by-stage option for resolving the Artsakh conflict, thereby  missing the opportunity to establish peace of course, should  certainly be recorded. This is the essence of the problem, and the  rest, including Pashinyan's statements in 2018, have absolutely no  meaning. Today we are faced with a very unfavorable geopolitical  situation, while any path towards the formation of a different  situation requires the regulation of relations with neighboring  countries," he said.

Describing the current geopolitical situation in which Armenia and  Artsakh are today as extremely complex and full of challenges and  threats, Atanesyan noted that in such chaos, a time may well come  when no one will be worried about the fate of the Artsakh Armenians  at all. Just like today, by and large, no one cares about the fate of  the Syrians or Ukrainians. In his opinion, in such a situation,  making thunderous statements excluding this or that scenario around  Artsakh, has nothing to do with Realpolitik (from German real  'realistic, practical, actual', and Politik 'politics', ed. note).

In this light, purely humanly, as a resident of Artsakh, not  welcoming Prime Minister Pashinyan's latest statement, according to  which any status of Artsakh that ensures the security, freedoms and  rights of Artsakh Armenians can be considered a solution to the  conflict, Atanesyan believes that there is simply no alternative in  the current conditions.

"These conditions are the balance of power following the results of  the 44-day war, the international political situation, the inability  of the Armenian side, which won in 1994, to achieve recognition of  the independence of the second Armenian state from Baku within 26  years. Under such conditions, even ensuring the rights of Artsakh  Armenians is a prospect that still needs to be achieved, especially  against the backdrop of Azerbaijani post-war appetites," Atanesyan  summed up.

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