Already today it can be confidently stated that once in Azerbaijan, Artsakh will lose any status. A similar opinion was expressed by the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, ex-Foreign Minister of Armenia Arman Melikyan.
“We understand that the Armenians of Artsakh must have clear guarantees of their own security, ensuring their rights, including the elementary right to life. Who will establish the list of these rights, how they will be provided and implemented is unclear. No one is talking about this today, including Yerevan,” he noted.
In exchange, according to the diplomat, a trend is clearly manifested according to which the citizens of Armenia and Artsakh are gradually trying to accustom them to the idea that Artsakh may become part of Azerbaijan.
“Initially, there is not a single document to implement such a scenario. In this sense, the situation for the Armenian negotiators on Artsakh is quite difficult. If Yerevan is going to agree to Artsakh as part of Azerbaijan, then at least it is necessary to cancel the decision of the Armenian Armed Forces of 1992 according to which any status of Artsakh within Azerbaijan cannot be acceptable for Armenia,” he said.
On June 15, Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan stated in the Armenian Parliament that the status of Artsakh is not a goal, but a means of ensuring the security of Artsakh Armenians. “If in the past, the concept of the Armenian side of the settlement at the talks was based on the status of Artsakh, from which the rights and guarantees of the security of its population came, now the basis is rights and security, from which the status already comes. In other words, we state that the status in of this situation is not a goal, but a means of ensuring the security, rights and freedoms of the people of Artsakh. This is understandable to the international community, it makes our goals, the essence of the Karabakh problem more understandable,” the prime minister said.