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Armenia’s National Assembly, dominated by the Civil Contract party of Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan, voted today against discussing an opposition-drafted statement on the border delimitation and demarcation problems. The draft statement was backed by 33 lawmakers, while 64 voted against.
“Undoubtedly, the situation on the borders of Armenia and Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh) is a cause of serious concern for our people,’ former defense minister Seyran Ohanyan from the opposition Hayastan faction said.
‘The series of defeats continue even after the 44-day war in Artsakh (in 2020 autumn) and it has a direct impact on the situation on our borders,’ Ohanyan said.
“We do not say that we do not strive for peace and that the borders should not be delimited and demarked… We find that haste when it comes to border delimitation will deal a serious blow to the territorial integrity of Armenia, its sovereignty and the right of Artsakh people to self-determination,” Ohanyan said.