Armenian President: ‘Already established ceasefire shouldn’t be replaced by the one with worse conditions’
As Armenian President, Serzh Sargsyan, stated at today’s operative meeting of the leadership of the Armenian Armed Forces, already established ceasefire shouldn’t be replaced by the one with worse conditions and the solid foundation should be created for establishing peace and natural contacts between the two nations.
“The ceasefire should be transformed into peace, but that will never happen as a result of unilateral concessions. We clearly assess the situation and we don’t expect any unilateral concessions on part of Azerbaijan. And we demand that the Azerbaijani leadership has the same understanding of the circumstances,” President Sargsyan stressed.
In the Armenian President’s words, there is no reason to believe that there could be any breakthrough in the negotiations on peaceful settlement of Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. Consequently, a balance of power between Armenia and Azerbaijan is the only way to maintain stability and fragile peace:
“Official Baku is incessantly trying to accuse us of the attempts to prolong the existing status-quo. But that’s not true. Let me assure you that we really want the problem to be resolved. However the reality is that: Azerbaijanis are offerings solutions that are unacceptable for us, and therefore the problem remains unsolved. The conflict will be solved the moment they finally understand what kind of solution can become a reality”.
Armenian President stressed that for that very reason Azerbaijan was constantly resorting to some provocative actions and fueling tension on the frontline, thus reminding of its problem.
In Serzh Sargsyan’s words, it’s unacceptable to think that Armenia is doomed to failure as long as the Karabakh problem is not resolved and the blockade imposed by Turkey isn’t lifted. “Turks and Azeris are not the reason for our domestic problems. The drawbacks in the country’s governance system have nothing to do with them and they don’t occur through their fault.”