‘Azerbaijan tries to frighten NKR and Armenia with huge military potential acquired from Russia’, Hovhannes Igityan

‘Azerbaijan tries to frighten NKR and Armenia with huge military potential acquired from Russia’, Hovhannes Igityan

The military factor in Artsakh issue becomes more dominated by Azerbaijan. Today, the primary task is to neutralize this factor. This is why the US State Department and the OSCE Minsk Group say in their statements that the conflict should be settled peacefully”, said Hovhannes Igityan, a member of the Pan-Armenian National Movement (PANM) board, internationalist.

According to him, Azerbaijan tries to use the enormous military potential, which it has generally acquired from Russia, to frighten NKR and Armenia. “Presidents are expected to meet, but I think it will not happen, and the process will be limited to the meeting of the Foreign Ministers to be held in September”, noted Hovhannes Igityan.

Touching upon the former US Co-Chair of the OSCE Minsk Group, Richard Hoagland’s statement on the Nagorno Karabakh conflict settlement, Igityan expressed conviction that the principles enshrined in the Kazan document are not relevant: “Hoagland simply stressed that they had done a great job. The primary principle is the security of the NKR people. The international community must first solve this problem, and Hoagland talked about this issue in his statement. If earlier the issue had to be resolved at the end, now it is stated to be the priority”.

Luiza SUKIASYAN

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