Russian MFA Confessed Who Killed Karen Petrosyan
Haikazn Ghahriyan, Editor-in-Chief
Comments – 25 August 2014, 13:14
The spokesman for the Russia MFA has commented on the murder of Karen
Petrosyan of Chinari village who had been captivated and killed by
Azerbaijanis. “We are deeply sorry that human losses accompany the
unresolved conflict of Nagorno-Karabakh and not only during armed
clashes. We express our sincere condolences to the relatives of Karen
Petrosyan, as well as the other Armenians and Azerbaijanis who lost
Note that Azerbaijan immediately welcomed the statement of the Russian MFA.
The spokesman for the French MFA also commented on Karen Petrosyan’s
murder who condemned Azerbaijan. Earlier the U.S. had condemned. It
should be noted that this is the first time when the Minsk Group
members did not put a mark of equality between the conflict sides.
Russia could not keep silent. If it kept silent, the Russian-Armenian
friendship would be harmed. On the other hand, his strategic ally
Azerbaijan who had appeared in a difficult situation would turn its
back to Moscow and would not buy weapons. And as a Minsk Group
co-chair, Russia could not keep silent.
And now the Russian MFA has circulated this statement which puts a
mark of equality and actually justifies murder committed by
Azerbaijan, referring to “unresolved conflict of Nagorno-Karabakh” as
The point is that Karen Petrosyan’s showcase murder has nothing to do
with the “unresolved conflict of Nagorno-Karabakh” as Azerbaijan and
Russia present it. It is murder, and the international community has
clearly stressed this fact. Karen Petrosyan is not a victim of
military actions. Moscow and Baku are trying to fit this murder into
the war to justify the crime.
Putting a mark of equality means pushing for another crime,
guaranteeing that there will be no punishment. The statement of the
Russia MFA means this.
Moscow and Baku want to “resolve” the Karabakh issue the essence and
mechanism of which is the following: Azerbaijan, provoked by Russia,
causes tension at the borders after which Russia deploys troops in
Karabakh, returning it to Azerbaijan. Therefore, they have to resort
to any crime to weaken Armenians to turn to Moscow with a request.
However, the Armenians did not break down and delivered a powerful
strike to these plans, ruling out the entry of “peacekeepers” to
Karabakh. Besides, the Armenian side has expressed its clear position
on the return of Karen Petrosyan’s body, now allowing Moscow and Baku
to “dispose” of this crime referring to the war.
In fact, responsibility for all the victims of the “unresolved
conflict of Nagorno-Karabakh”, as well as the murder of Karen
Petrosyan is on Russia. This is the result of the centennial policy of
Russia the purpose of which was to create the state of Azerbaijan at
the expense of Armenians and the Armenian territories.
Now Russia has assumed sponsorship of Azerbaijan through all possible
means and in all aspects, including an equality mark beside murder.
Russia has no right to be a Minsk Group co-chair and mediate the settlement.