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Armenia must not consign the issue of Nagorno Karabakh to oblivion -  Vartan Oskanian

Armenia must not consign the issue of Nagorno Karabakh to oblivion -  Vartan Oskanian

ArmInfo. Armenia must not consign the issue of Nagorno Karabakh to oblivion, Armenia's former  foreign minister Vartan Oskanian said in a video message. 

He noted that currently it seems that the Armenian authorities are  trying to close the Artsakh issue, especially against the backdrop of  the Arab-Israeli confrontation. "This happens because we ourselves do  not pay due attention to it. Today, Armenia has gone deeper into  solving everyday problems, rather than solving geopolitical  problems," the ex-minister noted, adding that at present parallels  are often drawn between the events in Nagorno-Karabakh and the Gaza  Strip. Meanwhile, the French Foreign Ministry announced its readiness  to raise the issue of the safe return of Armenians to Artsakh in the  UN Security Council. Recently, the European Parliament issued a  statement talking about the Artsakh problem. "In other words, the  international community is showing interest in this issue, but if we  ourselves do not constantly raise this topic, then the international  community will very soon forget about it, abandoning it," the  politician emphasized.

Vardan Oskanyan added that the problem of Nagorno-Karabakh is a  question of the dignity of the Armenian people. "RA Prime Minister  Nikol Pashinyan is making another mistake, trying to close the topic  of Artsakh. He does not want to admit his mistakes, as a result of  which the Armenian people suffer more than serious losses every time.  Pashinyan doesn't want to listen to anyone. In 2018-2020, he left  aside all available documents on Nagorno-Karabakh, which ultimately  led to a disastrous 44-day war, after which he signed a tripartite  statement on November 9, 2020 with his own hand. And even now, after  4-5 major miscalculations, Pashinyan does not want to listen to  anyone, "continuing his flawed policy," Mr Oskanian said. 

Vardan Oskanyan considers this a dangerous trend. "The Armenian  leadership and the prime minister are making a fatal mistake by  "closing" this topic," the politician emphasized.

Let us recall that as a result of another aggression by Azerbaijan  against Nagorno-Karabakh on September 19, over 100 thousand Armenians  left the region. The day before, in Stepanakert, against the backdrop  of an empty city, Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev raised the flag  of his country.  

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