Am­bas­sador: Ar­me­nian PM's state­ments should be more re­spon­si­ble

Azer News - - Karabakh Conflict - By Ab­dul Ker­imkhanov

AIt seemed that after the fall of the Sargsyan regime, ad­e­quate rep­re­sen­ta­tives of the Ar­me­nian so­ci­ety would come to power, who will set re­la­tions with the neigh­bors a pri­or­ity. How­ever, those who came to power after the "vel­vet rev­o­lu­tion", in par­tic­u­lar, the cur­rent Prime Min­is­ter Nikol Pashinyan, turned out to be like an ele­phant in a china shop.

Many ex­perts and po­lit­i­cal sci­en­tists, in­clud­ing Ar­me­ni­ans, state that Pashinyan lacks po­lit­i­cal ex­pe­ri­ence and is not able to soberly as­sess the po­lit­i­cal sit­u­a­tion.

In an in­ter­view with the Ukrainian chan­nel 5, Azer­bai­jani am­bas­sador to Ukraine Azer Khudiyev said that Pashinyan should make more re­spon­si­ble state­ments.

He noted that the Ar­me­ni­anAzer­bai­jani Nagorno-Karabakh con­flict lasted for more than a quar­ter of a cen­tury.

“Un­for­tu­nately, 20 per­cent of our ter­ri­to­ries are un­der the oc­cu­pa­tion of neigh­bor­ing Ar­me­nia. To­day, de­spite the ef­forts of our diplo­macy to re­solve this is­sue peace­fully, we failed be­cause of the non-con­struc­tive and ag­gres­sive pol­icy of Ar­me­nia. We ap­proach the work of the OSCE with great re­spect. But, un­for­tu­nately, there is no mech­a­nism for re­solv­ing this con­flict, and so far we have not seen sig­nif­i­cant progress or real re­sults. We are for re­solv­ing this is­sue peace­fully. But we will never stop en­hanc­ing the com­bat ca­pa­bil­ity of our army,” said Khudiyev.

Fur­ther, the am­bas­sador noted that Azer­bai­jan mon­i­tors ev­ery­thing that hap­pens in neigh­bor­ing coun­tries, whether it is Ar­me­nia or an­other neigh­bor­ing coun­try.

Khudiyev stated that Azer­bai­jan is con­cerned about the pro­cesses tak­ing place in Ar­me­nia, be­cause Azer­bai­jan wants sta­bil­ity in neigh­bor­ing coun­tries.

“If there is chaos there, some forces, rad­i­cals, ul­tra­na­tion­al­ists can take ad­van­tage of it, and thereby es­ca­la­tion will be­gin, which may again lead to re­newed hos­til­i­ties,” he said con­cluded.

In prin­ci­ple, the Ar­me­ni­ans on the bor­der with Azer­bai­jan re­ally be­have like rad­i­cals. Units of the Ar­me­nian Armed Forces at a bor­der com­bat point near the vil­lage of Ke­merli, Gazakh re­gion, fired a 7.62 mm sniper ri­fle with an ex­ca­va­tor at which Azer­bai­jani civil­ian was en­gaged in en­gi­neer­ing works at a dis­tance of 450 me­ters from the state bor­der on Jan­uary 6, at 15:35.

The bul­lets hit the ex­ca­va­tor bucket and dam­aged the right glass of the cab. For­tu­nately, no one was hurt.

This in­ci­dent proves once again that Ar­me­nia does not abon­don ter­ror­ist ac­tiv­i­ties against the civil­ian pop­u­la­tion of Azer­bai­jan. The world com­mu­nity should not close on such ac­tions of Ar­me­nia.

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