ArmInfo. After the 44-day war, Azerbaijan regularly continues provocations and pressures on the Armenian sides. On December 5, head of the "Armenia" parliamentary faction, former Minister of Defense of the Republic of Armenia Seyran Ohanyan, stated this to journalists, commenting on the closure of the only road linking Armenia with Artsakh by the Azerbaijanis.
According to the former minister, a clear example of this pressure is the document adopted on November 8 by the Milli Majlis of Azerbaijan, which was discussed on December 2 at an extraordinary meeting of the RA National Assembly.
In fact, Ohanyan continued, Baku made it clear that it was it who launched military operations against Artsakh, and subsequently against Armenia, justifying them. Azerbaijan is also trying to distort the essence of the Artsakh problem by presenting the Armenian people as an aggressor. "Meanwhile, we see that Baku is the aggressor in this situation. The most important thing is that Azerbaijan continues these pressures, announcing that it will submit to the Armenian side a proposal to conclude a peace treaty, consisting of five points, otherwise threatening to go to the end, up to the implementation of its conditions for the opening of the so-called Zangezur corridor>, Ohanyan emphasized.
The former minister of defense noted that provocations like the one that took place on December 3 will continue in the future.
It should be noted that on December 3, in the afternoon, the so-called Azerbaijani environmentalists, in fact the Azerbaijani servicemen, blocked the only road providing communication between Artsakh and Armenia. They argued this by the fact that environmental standards are allegedly violated in Artsakh. Russian peacekeepers, after three hours of negotiations, managed to unblock the highway. As the former minister noted, a few days ago, the Azerbaijani side made a statement that weapons and ammunition were allegedly transported along this road, which, according to Ohanyan, was the basis for conducting large-scale control over this corridor. Meanwhile, as the MP recalled, based on the tripartite statement of November 9, 2020, this corridor should be with the appropriate width. "On December 2, we presented our version of the NA statement, which contained the condemnation of Azerbaijan's actions. In this document, we presented three points that are necessary - the right of the people of Artsakh to self- determination, the concept of the Republic of Artsakh and the obligations of Armenia towards Artsakh, which were not accepted by the ruling majority. It seems to them that the use of abovementioned terminology may lead to new Azerbaijani provocations, which, nevertheless, have not stopped," Ohanyan emphasized, adding that it was not the opposition, but the current government itself, that should have come up with a legislative initiative to hold an extraordinary meeting. As for Azerbaijan, as the former minister emphasized, it takes advantage of the unregulated borders, the still-unrestored Armenian army, and continues to calmly continue its provocations. "If they get punched in the face at least once, they will never repeat these provocations," Ohanyan said