The Vienna meeting created new realities in international relations, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Arman Navasardyan told reporters today. According to him, Russia has refused from from its dominant positions in the Karabakh issue, which has, in turn, led to intensified efforts on the part of the other Minsk Group Co-Chairs.
The Ambassador said “the three Co-Chairs seem to have a consensus on the Karabakh issue, and that’s good.” “The utmost objective at this point is to ensure the return of Nagorno Karabakh to the negotiating table,” he said.
Arman Navasardyan is “cautiously optimistic” about the results of the Vienna meeting. “Negotiations are better than war in any event. But are we sure the war will stop? I’m not confident Azerbaijan will not continue the military actions,” he said.
According to the Ambassador, the Armenian side should change its position on the lost territories. “Conceding a patch of land is a loss from all perspectives – psychological, physical and military.”
He does not rule out that the circumstances may force Armenia change the provisions of its military doctrine, shifting from a defensive to more offensive position.
“We deal with a country with a third country [Turkey] at its back, which pursues the policy of Armenocide, a policy of exterminating Armenians. This is an expression of neo-fascism on the state level,” he said.