Bako Sahakian: NKR’s Army Can Stop Any Encroachment Threatening Inde

BAKO SAHAKIAN: NKR’S ARMY CAN STOP ANY ENCROACHMENT THREATENING INDEPENDENCE OF COUNTRY

Noyan Tapan
Oct 27, 2008

YEREVAN, OCTOBER 27, NOYAN TAPAN. Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan
paid a working visit to the Nagorno Karabakh Republic on October
24-25. He took part in the ceremony of delivering for operation
the new residential buildings for the personnel of the NKR Defence
Army. Then the heads of Armenia and Artsakh were present at exercises
of the NKR Defence Army.

Following the exercises, the NKR president answered questions of
reporters.

NT was informed by the Central Information Department of the
Office of the NKR President that in response to the question about
whether, according to some recent rumors, the NKR’s independence and
territorial integrity within its current borders can be endangered,
B. Sahakian replied that the state independence and security of the
NKR are those exceptional values which are not subject to bargaining
and speculation. He underlined that the Armenian people paid dearly
for gaining the independence and freedom and today it has no right
to endanger it. "The NKR is prepared to start negotiations with
Azerbaijan without any preconditions and to discuss any issue related
to settlement of the Karabakh-Azeri conflict, but not at the cost of
our independence and security," he said.

In the words of B. Sahakian, the NKR Defence Army can stop any
encroachment threatening the country’s independence and security and
move military operations to the depth of the the territory of the
adversary in case of Azerbaijan’s aggression.

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