Armenia Had To Act As Patron To NKR


22.07.2009 16:27 GMT+04:00

/PanARMENIAN.Net/ Armenia is ready to cede 7 NKR regions to Azerbaijan,
still, this will hardly satisfy Baku, ex-NKR Defense Minister Samvel
Babayan told a news conference.

"Since 1994 Armenian authorities were intending to cede 7 NKR regions
to Azerbaijan and only preserve a land corridor with Armenia. We
liberated our own territories, but today we’re negotiating and even
discussing our readiness to cede 7 regions to Azerbaijan. It’s simply
unacceptable for us." According to him, there’s no point in discussing
mutual concessions , as Azerbaijan is not ready to concede.

According to ex-NKR Defense Minister, Armenia shouldn’t have started
NKR conflict settlement negotiations with Azerbaijan. "Armenia had
to act as NKR’s patron, like Turkey does to Azerbaijan. Armenia is
not a direct party to conflict to participate in negotiations and
decide NKR’s fate," Samvel Babayan noted.

In his opinion, establishment of RA-Turkish relations is directly
linked to NKR conflict. "NKR issue intensified right after
intensification of Armenian-Turkish relations. In this situation NKR
issue was turned into bargain article," ex-Defense Minister emphasized.