Armenians Must be Prepared for War at Any Moment Warns ARF Rep.

Giro Manoyan, Director of the International Secretariat of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation (ARF-D) Bureau (Photo: Armenpress)
Giro Manoyan, Director of the International Secretariat of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation (ARF-D) Bureau (Photo: Armenpress)

Giro Manoyan, Director of the International Secretariat of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation (ARF-D) Bureau (Photo: Armenpress)

YEREVAN (Tert)—“The following principle should be admitted: war may resume at any moment and preparations are needed,” said Giro Manoyan on Monday, Director of the International Secretariat of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation (ARF-D) Bureau in Yerevan, speaking of the Nagorno-Karabakh (Artsakh) conflict.

“We should make preparations along the Line of Contact. But, first of all, we need the strength and unity inside to take necessary steps along the Line of Contact. Although war may break out at any moment, it is not highly probable, because in April, Azerbaijan could see the retaliation against its attacks. We should not forget that Azerbaijan turned to Moscow at once for a ceasefire,” Manoyan said.

Manoyan said that if the agreements reached during the St. Petersburg and Vienna summits fail to be implemented, there is no reason to speak of anything else.

“Azerbaijan is always discontented, but if anything has to be changed in the negotiating process, it will only be to please Azerbaijan, not Armenia. But I do not think any changes can be expected in the coming two years,” Manoyan said.

He said he expects slightly more active work by the OSCE Minsk Group mediators in light of the parliamentary election slated for May.

Manoyan also commented on first President Levon Ter-Petrosyan’s recent speech and his proposals for agreeing to concessions to reach peace over Nagorno-Karabakh. He added that the ARF-D does not accept his or incumbent President Serzh Sarkisian’s approach to the conflict.

“Ter-Petrosyan’s remark that the [19]97-[19]98 proposal is now on the [negotiating] table isn’t absolutely to the point. In either case, we are against both the current and the [19]97-[19]98 proposal. As long as Azerbaijan does not recognize the Artsakh people’s right to self-determination, any mutual concession by Armenia would not only herald dim prospects but also pose hazards,” he added.

Manoyan said he wishes the resolution paves way to adequate and mutual concessions.

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3 Comments

  1. State of Emergency said:

    And here we all thought that Mother Russia was our savior and protector.

  2. Harutuyn said:

    azerbejan always will turn to Moscow once the war brakes out , they know better and if this time Moscow does not mediate then they will turn to other nations for help because they don’t have the will to fight and resist since their soldiers know they are fighting for a lost cause that really doe not matter in their daily life or their daily bread so because of that this time they will not be able save their own ass from defeat .

  3. Harout said:

    if his time Azeries blusted the war, let it be The War ! we should take over entire Nakh-Ichevan and Ganjan region.
    Ganjan region is omportat for us because we can blockade Azery rutes to Georgia and Russian railway, and we will have direct border with Russia by exetending our border entire Ganjan regoin straight line … we must conquer that region…

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