ArmInfo. The latest developments around Armenia and Artsakh are evidence that the so-called "era of peace" is another empty vessel presented to the Armenian people by means of manipulations, reads a statement by the Republican Party of Armenia (RPA).
"Reprehensible is the fact that all the efforts by the Russian Federation, European Union and other international entities have not stabilized the situation in Artsakh or in Armenia, or prevented hostilities or neutralized threats to civilians because of the leaders' incompetence. Even more horrible is the fact the Armenian people is not informed of the behind-the-scenes agreements the premier and his regime have reached," the statement reads.
The international actors praising "democratic reforms" in Armenia are unwilling to curb the Azerbaijani aggression, while Armenia's complicated relations with its strategic ally since the seizure of power in 2018 have compounded the situation.
"The problem, which is one more pretext for Azerbaijan's atrocities, namely, the Berdzor corridor, is one of the proofs of the Armenian authorities' incompetent and treacherous policy," the RPA states. In the November 9 statement the parties committed themselves only to design a new highway that would run along the Berdzor corridor rather than map out a route beyond the geographical boundaries of the corridor.
"The question is: with whose approval, with the Armenian authorities' tacit consent, has a section of the route been constructed for several months? The defeatist authorities, which are begging for peace at any cost and turning a blind eye to the ongoing processes, have all of a sudden decided to raise their voice, but no one is interested in this belated response. The current situation is the result of a trilateral agreement of November 9, 2020. This is also the results of the efforts to reproduce the treacherous authorities, which culminated in the elections of June 20, 2021," the RPA's statement reads.
Striking evidence defeatist policy is the culpable failure to restore the Armenian army's efficiency and renouncing the status of guarantor of Artsakh's security, Artsakh's disarmament simultaneously with Azerbaijan's militant rhetoric.
"The treacherous thinking 'let us surrender Artsakh and live a good life' resulted in more losses. The RPA is extending its condolences to the families of the killed servicemen and wishing recovery to those wounded in the latest hostilities. The only way out of the current situation is immediate resignation of the incumbent authorities, which will nullify all the promises given behind the Armenian people, enable the resumption of negotiations and confirmation of Armenia's foreign policy agenda in the eyes of its strategic ally and partners," thee statement reads.