‘We Cannot Return to the Past': Artsakh President Responds to Lavrov

Artsakh President Bako Sahakian speaks at Artsakh Parliament
Artsakh President Bako Sahakian speaks at Artsakh Parliament

Artsakh President Bako Sahakian speaks at Artsakh Parliament

Artsakh President Bako Sahakian on Thursday said that there will be no return to the past, both interns of territories and status of Artsakh, directly responding to statements made last week by Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, who claimed that the Karabakh peace talks were focused on a “phased” approach, which envisions ceding of territory to Azerbaijan as a first step to a settlement of the Karabakh conflict.

Speaking to a session of parliament where he presented a “state of the state” address detailing the progress made by his government in the past year, Sahakian said that the Artsakh authorities have not deviated from their principles regarding Artsakh. He also added that official Yerevan has already refuted Lavrov’s claims by saying that such an approach was not part of the negotiations.

“When we reflect on the Karabakh issue, we are talking about our destiny,” Sahakian said, adding that while he always has publicly and privately supported the OSCE Minsk Group’s mission of establishing peace, he has always advanced the notion that Artsakh’s security and independence could not be bargained with.

“During these years, we [Artsakh] have not deviated in any way, either from our position or from our principles,” said Sahakian, describing the Azerbaijan-Karabakh conflicts as “one of the most complicated issues in the world.”

“Taking all this into consideration and respecting the interests of the international community, we are obligated to achieve a peaceful resolution to the conflict, while strongly maintain our position,” explained Sahakian who said that Artsakh will always “respect the proposals of the Co-Chairs and their sincere efforts to resolve the conflict.”

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  1. ara said:

    azeris want to take all our land and kill us no matter what- we need to know that and make sure each bullet hits them right in the head-one by one- all of them bogus politicians and their soldiers- we kill or they kill us- we will never let them walk on us again- scum of the earth they are

  2. serge said:

    In response to Mr. Sahakian’s statement: “one of the most complicated issues in the world.” I would say in contrary it is not complicated at all, Artsakh is Armenia that’s it that’s all period.

  3. Hagop Varoujian said:

    Now we’re talking! Artsakh is not for sale! No money in the world, not even dirty oil money can buy our homeland soaked in the precious blood of our ancestors. It’s way past time that we stood holding our heads up high and demanding our lawful rights! No more begging and pleading! Artsakh must be our priority, we must extend a helping hand in anyway we can. Stop pursuing trivial possessions, accumulating material wealth and assimilating in our host countries, let us keep our language, heritage and culture alive! Otherwise what the Ottoman “young Turks” vile project began in 1915 will be completed much sooner than anyone can imagine!

  4. sylva portoian,MD said:

    Azari’s The Tatars… Wants Back Some of Artsak’s

    A Well-Known Armenian Land, the Artsakh!
    Never and never belonged to them…
    Their snipers try to kill now and then
    Armenian young soldiers…
    Trying to take over that hearty piece…again…

    Azeri’s will never get satisfied …
    They have a huge land, Oil, Sea…
    What they want else …?
    From small land called Artsakh…

    They know very well Armenians lived there
    Before Christ… there are many carved stones…
    Speaking the owners’ history …

    They know very well
    They never belonged to that land
    Arrived and destroyed …
    By their scimitars and beast-full hands…

    Typical Tatars … with no civilized history…
    Genocide the original people…
    Then you can occupy easily…any land…!!!

    How can one fight them,
    if they are worse than beasts…!!!
    So easy to do …

    They know Stalin the criminal gave them …
    As if it was a piece of cake…
    And another land Nakhichevan …
    Which is so far from so-called Azerbaijan …
    No connection in between…
    I wish I know how many kilometers far …???

    Still, they continue their
    Godless demands…
    No one can stop them …
    Even so-called God…!

    Sylva~MD~Poetry
    Written instantly
    April 23, 2020

  5. sylva portoian,MD said:

    Lavrov: well-known Russian Politician
    Betraying his Armenian father’s Y-chromosome-
    Surname Kalantaryan…
    I’m sure he inherited fair, honest genes from him
    and mostly his brave political negotiating gift …

    Did his mother changed his principle
    to be non-supportive
    for suffering Armenians…!!!???

    Unforgivable Shame …
    He forgot how many young lives Armenians lost
    How many mothers, brides, wives, are crying still…
    Their children will breathe orphans all their lives…

    During Artsakh unfair war …
    Young brave Soldiers bodies crushed…drifted…
    Like the days of the Armenian genocide.
    Easily could have been saved…
    If Soviet gangs did not support criminal Tatars…

    Lavrov asking to give back some pieces of heavenly lands,
    To Azeiri’s savage friends… Who possesses a large state …
    With sea …and grounds full of oil …
    Did Lavarov fight in Artsakh …
    To know what Artakhzie’s suffered…
    After giving freely their non-cyanotic blood?

    Awake Lavrov …Awake…
    Don’t be another criminal Stalin…
    Who gave from his dirty pocket
    Full of cyanotic blood…
    Khachkar lands: Nakhichevan, Artsakh…

    Lavrov, return to your Armenian roots
    Act humanly…
    I feel no humanity left
    In some political heartless-minds.

    Sylva Portoian, MD
    Written instantly
    April 26, 2010 …
    April the month full of screams with tears… …

  6. sylva portoian,MD said:

    Լավրով. Հայտնի ռուս քաղաքական գործիչ
    Դավաճանել է իր հօր Y- քրոմոսոմին
    Ազգանուն Քալանթարյան …
    Վստահ եմ, որ նա ժառանգել է նրանից արդար, ազնիվ գեները
    և հիմնականում նրա համարձակ քաղաքական բանակցային նվերը …

    Արդյո՞ք մայրը փոխեց իր սկզբունքը
    լինել ոչ աջակցող
    տառապող հայերի համար … !!! ???

    Աններելի ամոթ …
    Նա մոռացավ, թե քանի երիտասարդ կյանք է կորցրել հայերը
    Քանի մայր, հարս, կանայք դեռ լաց են լինում …
    Նրանց երեխաները ամբողջ կյանքի ընթացքում որբ են շնչելու …

    Արցախյան անարդար պատերազմի ժամանակ …
    Երիտասարդ քաջ զինվորների մարմինները ջախջախվեցին … շեղվեցին …
    Հայոց ցեղասպանության օրերի նման:
    Հեշտությամբ կարելի էր փրկել …
    Եթե ​​խորհրդային խմբավորումները չաջակցեին հանցավոր թաթարներին …

    Լավրովը խնդրելով հետ տալ երկնային հողերի մի քանի կտոր,
    Աեզիրիի անասուն ընկերներին … Ո՞վ է տիրապետում մեծ պետությանը …
    Ծովով … և նավթով լի հողեր …
    Արդյո՞ք Արցախում պայքարեց Լավարովը …
    Իմանալ, թե ինչ է տառապել Արտախզին …
    Ազատորեն նրանց ոչ-ցիանոզ արյունը տալուց հետո:

    Արթնացեք Լավրով … Արթնացեք …
    Մի եղիր ևս մեկ հանցագործ Ստալին …
    Ո՞վ տվեց իր կեղտոտ գրպանից
    Fullիանոտ արյունով լի …
    Խաչքարի հողեր. Նախիջևան, Արցախ …

    Լավրով, վերադարձիր քո հայկական արմատներին
    Մարդկորեն գործեք …
    Ես զգում եմ, որ ոչ մի մարդկություն չի մնացել
    Որոշ քաղաքական անգիտակից մտքերով:

    Սիլվա Փորթոյան, տ.գ.
    Անմիջապես գրվում է
    26 ապրիլի, 2010 …
    Ապրիլ ամիսը ճչացող ու արցունքներով լի ամիս …
    Translated by Google …

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