David Babayan: Investigation of Attacks Vital Before Resumption of Talks

Artsakh's Presidential Spokesman, David Babayan
Artsakh's Presidential Spokesman, David Babayan

Artsakh’s Presidential Spokesman, David Babayan

STEPANAKERT (ArmRadio)— “The military action unleashed by Azerbaijan and their provocative actions on the diplomatic level have deadlocked the negotiation process,” Spokesman for the Artsakh President, David Babayan, told Public Radio of Armenia.

“Now Azerbaijan is trying to present Armenia and Artsakh as a non-constructive party,” he said.

“This comes to prove Azerbaijan is not ready for negotiations,” Babayan said. He added that “It’s very difficult to revitalize the negotiation process, but even if talks resume, the discussions will start from the very first stage, and will not focus on final political solutions,” Babayan said.

As a first step, the Spokesman pointed to the necessary to implement the mechanisms for investigation of border incidents. “Without this it will be impossible to proceed to the discussion of political issues,” he noted.

Officials in both Stepanakert and Yerevan have always stressed the importance of implementation of this measure. This is the basis which the future talks should build upon.

He said the four-day war has caused a great harm to the negotiation process, and speaking about political issues after Azeri aggression would be illogical.

According to Babayan, speaking about any new document is untimely. “One thing is clear. There can be no return to the past, with regard to borders and status. Artsakh must be able to defend itself without outer interference,” he said.

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