Artsakh and Azerbaijan have equal rights to independence

In order to achieve a breakthrough in the Karabakh settlement, several steps must be taken. This was stated by the vice-speaker of the National Assembly from the ruling Republican Party of Armenia, the RPA press secretary Eduard Sharmazanov.

The first step, in his opinion, should be for Azerbaijan to be inclined to an exclusively peaceful settlement of this conflict. “There should not be military rhetoric. There should be no hints at a military solution to this conflict. The Azerbaijani leadership must respect the right of the people of Nagorno-Karabakh to complete self-determination, “Sharmazanov explained, adding that there are three principles: the principle of territorial integrity, the principle of non-use of force and the right of peoples to self-determination.

At the same time, as the press secretary of the Republican Party of Armenia noted, it is impossible to treat these principles selectively, accepting one and denying the other two. At the same time, he stressed that without the leadership of the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic, without taking into account the opinion of the people of Nagorno-Karabakh, no one can decide its fate, since NKR withdrew from the USSR on the basis of the same legislative norms and the same rights as Armenia, Azerbaijan , other subjects of the former Soviet Union. Thus, according to Eduard Sharmazanov, it turns out that, without recognizing the legality of the withdrawal of Karabakh from the USSR, Azerbaijan, in fact, calls into question the legitimacy of its own independence.

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