YEREVAN (Realist English). Baku’s statements on the delimitation and demarcation between Armenia and the Baku Minisultanate based on historical maps violate the commitments made in Prague and Sochi. Armenian Foreign Minister Ararat Mirzoyan stated this in an exclusive interview with “Armenpress”.
According to him, “the delimitation works should be carried out on the basis of legal acts that existed at the time of the collapse of the USSR in 1991, which had legal force and significance, while on the basis of official documents of structures that have the appropriate authority to conduct mapping and publishing maps as of the same period”. “Accordingly, conversations about historical maps are at least incomprehensible both by definition and by content”, Mirzoyan explained.
Editor-in-Chief of the Realist News Agency Sarkis Tsaturyan believes that the head of Armenian diplomacy and the Baku minisultanate “both carry heresy on both sides”:
“The settlement between Yerevan and Baku cannot be carried out either on Soviet maps, or even more so on some kind of Alma-Ata declaration. The settlement is possible only in the complex: on the basis of the solution of the Armenian issue, which is much broader than the Artsakh issue and even broader than the Genocide issue. The Armenian issue can be resolved only in the package and only in the International Court. Everything else is a crafty attempt to persuade the Armenian people to surrender.
Moscow and Ankara have no right to return the Armenian people to the illegal, from the point of view of international law, borders of the Armenian SSR. Yerevan should appeal to the signatory countries of the Treaty of Sèvres, including Ottoman Turkey, with a demand to investigate the aggression of the Bolsheviks and Kemalists against the independent Republic of Armenia recognized as of 1920. And let the signatories of Sèvres assess the legitimacy of the Kars Treaty by sending their claims to the International Criminal Court. And how else?! Until we investigate the aggression of 1920, we will not understand the aggression of 2020, because the unlearned lessons of 1920 gave rise to the year 2020. And they will give rise to many other things if the perpetrators of the crime are not convicted…
There is not an ounce of populism in my words. Populists are those who pretend that they can shed Armenian blood with impunity, then forget about it, smile at the aggressor in his face and cover up the Armenian issue with some Soviet maps, the Alma—Ata declaration or other nonsense. Remember: blurring the Armenian issue and unwillingness to start its consideration in court is the way to a new war”.