ARF Bureau Statement on Lavrov’s Remarks

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Armenian Revolutionary Federation

Armenian Revolutionary Federation

The Bureau of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation expresses its concern over statements made by the Russian Foreign Minister today at this juncture of the Artsakh (Karabakh) conflict peace negotiations. The ARF Bureau is also concerned that the Russian Foreign Minister’s statements were made hours before the foreign ministers of Armenia and Azerbaijan were scheduled to hold a virtual meeting.

Any given proposal for a resolution to the conflict must include the recognition of Artsakh’s independence. There must be parity in any agreement between the sides and it must be reached concurrently.

It is imperative that all approaches are realized through succinct vision, which in that regard include the signing of the strategic-political cooperations agreement between the republics of Artsakh and Armenia, as well as taking active steps toward the international recognition of the Artsakh Republic.

We anticipate and demand from Armenia’s authorities that in the negotiation process they be guided the 1991 declaration of independence by the people of Artsakh and subsequent constitutional referenda as an expression of their free will.

The Armenian government must officially announce that there is no document on the table that calls for the phased approach to the conflict resolution and Armenia will not sign such an agreement under external pressures.

At the same time, we find it imperative to state that the only way to confront external pressures is through national accord and harmony. the establishment of which solely lies on the shoulders of Armenia’s authorities. All of us, as a Nation, bear responsibility and have work to do for the Artsakh issue.

ARF Bureau
April 21, 2020


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  1. ardachece barseghian said:

    stalin mikoyan – poutin lavrov – lenine attaturk same pact of friendship indefectible with Turkish – azeri to depecer our territories. We will end up in a museum as an example of imperist forces. But let him know lavrov and company that if we do not have oil we have …

  2. ardachece barseghian said:

    Notice what is the amitie Russo Armenienne “Gazprom Armenia . If you do not pay for gas on April 22, the gas supply will be cut off” and if you protest remember that in Gumri you signed (Sarkissyan serj) an agreement for the military base … 44 years renews. Long live fraternal friendship with … lenin and then poutin. Stand the new Bolsheviks Moscow calls us

  3. ardachece barseghian said:

    On the other hand, the railways, Russian property, are finally perfectly renovated … so that the Russian army arrives faster … if our new Bolsheviks calls them as in 1920 to offer the country to the so-called Soviet imperial proletarian Russia.

  4. GB said:

    Any agreement between Axerbaijani S.S.R, Ottoman Turks (1921 Moscow Treaty), and the Soviet Union is null because they don’t exist anymore. 1918 Armenian territories must be reinstated, this is what Armenians should start talking with world civilized nations in the UN, EU and elsewhere!
    Western Armenia, Artsakh, and Nakhichevan must be Pashinyan new assignment! Russia has more problems with North Caucasus oil fields than Axeris one. Unlike Georgia, we have no common border with KGB Putin!

    If Russia tries destabilizing Armenia the entire North Caucasus will fallow and Axeri dictator will be overthrown, and Israelis will get all free oil for themselves! We are not living in 1915 era anymore and we have huge diaspora, who wants to be part of Armenian army!