An Urgent Call to Armenia’s Prime Minister

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ARF Bureau Chairman Hagop Der Khachadourian

ARF Bureau Chairman Hagop Der Khachadourian

The Armenian Nation is in horrifying shock.

The disastrous agreement—which the prime minister of the Republic of Armenia signed on his own after conducting secret negotiations—that leaves the enemy with territories it has stolen from Artsakh, has been publicized. At the same time he has also promised to surrender other regions and has accepted more humiliating conditions. This situation was foreshadowed days before, as a result of which opposition parties called on Mr. Pashinyan to leave his position on his own volition, so that in a moment of personal despair, a significant portion of the achievements of the past 30 years would not be conceded to the enemy.

Of course, it is impossible to not bow our heads to the sacred memory of the martyred soldiers and volunteers and not praise the dedication of the heroic soldiers, who continue to defend the border of the homeland with their lives.

What has happened, however, is simply an abominable self-destruction and a national tragedy.

Of course, it was anticipated that the prime minister would humbly ask for the Armenian people’s forgiveness for his actions, and would attempt, by accepting responsibility, to close the chapter of this great defeat of Artsakh’s fight for its survival, by having the people and history judge the fate of those paltry steps that have brought us to this tragedy.

But instead of expressing regret, Mr. Pashinyan chose to firmly hold on to his position and find fault everywhere except in himself. He preferred to fan the flames and, through hopeless justifications, he did not hesitate to sow further civil unrest. Instead of quietly leaving the government, he declared war on domestic “enemies.” By identifying these so-called “enemies” he sought to confuse people and divert their attention from the abhorrent reality.

Mr. prime minister, for the love of the people and the homeland, put an end to this unacceptable situation. Put the national interests above your personal one and, amicably leave the political arena.

Hagop Der Khachadourian
ARF Bureau Chairman


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  1. Sebouh Tashjian said:

    Harkeli Baron Der Khachdourian it is with great sadness that the Artchagh war ended as it did. The price was unexpectedly very high. 1300 dead & over 1000 hospitalized. In addition Stepanagerd completely ruined. The death tall on the last day alone was 81. Agreed many mistakes were made by the Armenian & Artchagh authorities. Opposition parties are very quick to point the blame on one person PM Pashinian. And, understandably so. If there was no seisfire the result would have been catastrophic. Additional 40-50
    dayly loses of our bright young people. Does anyone really think that we should have fought to the end? Than what? More funerals and the loss of a generation? I think that cutting the human loses, under the prevailing surcumstances, was the only viable alternative. This sad situation should have been addressed by the three former Presidents before it got to this point.
    Former State Minister
    Republic of Armenia