Back in 2016, I had written an article stating that the only way to resolve the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict is “remedial secession”, and Nikol Pashinyan stole this phrase from me.
This is what first President of Armenia, candidate of the Armenian National Congress political party for Prime Minister Levon Ter-Petrosyan said during today’s press conference. “This means that if there is a national minority in a country and that national minority faces the threat of genocide, the given territory needs to be separated from the big state. This worked in Kosovo, but the situation was different back then. Back then, the territory of Nagorno-Karabakh comprised 12,500 square kilometers. According to the proposed formula, the whole territory of the Nagorno-Karabakh Autonomous Oblast and the whole Lachin corridor would remain. There is no point in talking about remedial secession now. Azerbaijan has solved almost all of its problems,” he added.