Armenpress News Agency, Armenia Saturday 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 territory.