Karabakh MFA: Crimean Referendum Yet ‘Another Manifestation’ Of Peop

KARABAKH MFA: CRIMEAN REFERENDUM YET ‘ANOTHER MANIFESTATION’ OF PEOPLE’S RIGHT TO SELF-DETERMINATION

KARABAKH | 17.03.14 | 19:24

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic
(the Artsakh Republic) considers the referendum held on March 16 in
the Autonomous Republic of Crimea as “yet another manifestation of
realization of the right of people to self-determination.”

In a statement released on Monday, the Ministry said that “the right
of every people to choose its path of development and determine its
destiny on its own through democratic expression of will, as it is
enshrined in the UN Charter and a number of fundamental international
documents, is a key principle of international law.”

“The experience of recent years, in particular the referendums
envisaged in Catalonia and Scotland prove that the recognition and
realization of the inalienable right of people to self-determination
is the most optimal and democratic way for the peaceful settlement
of this kind of issues,” it said.

“The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic
hopes that the situation following the referendum in the Autonomous
Republic of Crimea will be addressed and resolved in the legal context
exclusively by peaceful means.”

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