People of Artsakh only lack peace – Deputy Director of CIS Countries Institute

Armenpress News Agency, Armenia

People of Artsakh only lack peace - Deputy Director of CIS Countries Institute

YEREVAN, MAY 20, ARMENPRESS. It’s time to give peace to the people of
Artsakh, Vladimir Evseev, deputy director of the CIS Countries
Institute, told reporters within the frames of round-table discussion
entitled ‘Security in the context of development of political
institutions of the unrecognized states in the South Caucasus”,
reports Armenpress.

“It is difficult to build statehood in the conditions of the armed
conflict, which, unfortunately, is being escalated. I visited Nagorno
Karabakh in August, 2014, the period when the situation was tense. I
have visited there also during the constitutional referendum this
year, and we were together in the place when the residents of Talish
were resettled. All these speak about the fact that war has taken
place and it can happen, and in these circumstances the Nagorno
Karabakh Republic makes an important decision, changing the
Constitution, switching to a presidential system, compared to the
parliamentary one which was formed in Armenia. I have visited various
regions of Nagorno Karabakh, and I can state that the people are
firmly determined not to leave their lands. They have everything,
various resources, they only lack peace”, he said.

“I met with the leadership of the Artsakh Republic: I think Nagorno
Karabakh is lucky to have such leadership. I have many friends there,
it’s pleasure for me to communicate with the people”, he said, adding
that the people of Artsakh are not only ready to resist that tough
pressure, but also they have strong sense of defending their own