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 Wednesday, December 6 2023 17:45
Alina Hovhannisyan

Pashinyan: My task is the future of Armenia

Pashinyan: My task is the future of Armenia

ArmInfo. For many years, certain forces have raised the issue of Nagorn-Karabakh with only  one goal - to prevent the formation of Armenian statehood. Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan stated in response to a question from parliamentarians during government hour on December 6. He noticed  that he was coming to this conviction more and more.

Referring to his previous speech regarding this topic, the Prime  Minister repeated that after the 1996 Lisbon summit there was no  Artsakh issue. In particular, he recalled that the statement adopted  following the summit stated that Nagorno-Karabakh could gain autonomy  only as part of Azerbaijan.

To the accusations and comments that the government is indifferent to  Artsakh, Pashinyan noted that he could characterize all this and  answer with only one word - "ungratefulness."

"My task is the future of Armenia. The Constitution gives me  responsibility for the future of our country, and I am focused on  this task," he said.

Answering a question about prisoners of war, the head of government  noted that work in this direction is being carried out on a daily  basis.

It should be noted that at a press conference yesterday,  international law specialist Siranush Sahakyan stated that at the  moment 55 Armenians are officially being held in Azerbaijan. "Of  course, they all have different statuses: prisoners of war, civilians  held captive and persons held for political reasons. In particular, 6  civilians held hostage; 41 prisoners of war and 8 former political or  military figures who are considered political prisoners ", the human  rights activist explained, adding that this is only official data.   According to her, in addition, the Azerbaijani side captured over 80  civilians and military personnel, but nothing is being done to  clarify their fate. Sahakyan stated that the first group, officially  confirmed, is in a more protected position, unlike the second group.  "Since 2021, there have been no recorded cases in which Azerbaijan  has officially confirmed the fact of holding persons captured during  the 44-day war," she explained.  After the Azerbaijani aggression on  September 19-20, which was preceded by a total blockade of Artsakh  for 9 months, over 100 thousand citizens were forcibly displaced from  Nagorno-Karabakh to Armenia

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