ArmInfo.Those claiming that the surrender of the Armenian settlements of Berdzor, Aghavno and Sus is stipulated by the trilateral agreement of November 9, 2020, must show the relevant points, Tigran Abrahamyan, a member of the opposition parliamentary faction With Honor.
According to him, a number of provisions in the November 9, 2020, statement allow the Armenian side to defend at least some of its interests.
In this context, Mr Abrahamyan recalled the statement on the alternative highway.
"During the next three years the sides shall agree on a construction plan for a route along the Lachin corridor that would connect Nagorno-Karabakh with Armenia, with further redeployment of the Russian peacekeeping contingent to protect the route," he said.
"Those claiming that the exodus of the Armenian population from the Armenian settlements of Berdzor, Aghavno and Sus and their surrender is stipulated by the trilateral agreement of November 9, 2020, must show the relevant points," he said.
Following this logic, the sides could have approved a project under which the three Armenian settlements would be within the boundaries of the Lachin corridor instead of being surrendered to Azerbaijan, Mr Abrahamyan.
Mr Abrahamyan believes that after the 44-day war the provision is being implemented in line with Azerbaijan's ambitions.
"This is a rather complicated situation without simple or standard solutions. Any settlement must be thoroughly thought out. Otherwise, new losses are inevitable. Negotiations over various issues with Azerbaijan are a complicated process which does not allow us to find a solutions in our favor as long as thee incumbent authorities are in power in Armenia," the MP said.
At a recent online conference, Armenia's Premier Nikol Pashinyan stated that new road that would be an alternative to the Lachin corridor is under construction. Under the trilateral agreement of November 9, 2020, during three years, with the parties consent, the corridor route is to be changed. As a result, the territories beyond the boundaries of the former Nagorno-Karabakh Autonomous Region will become part of Azerbaijan. The route will be changed to ensure more reliable highway service between Armenia and Nagorno-Karabakh.
"We are solving the Berdzor residents' problems by means of government decisions. Of course, the population must be provided with housing. As regards Ahavno, the Artsakh government can resolve the villagers' problems," the premier said. The route will be changed after Russian troops establish control over the new route. The corridor must be under Russian peacekeepers' full control, Mr Pashinyan said.