It is necessary to understand which Soviet maps have the sufficient legal rationale for determining the borders between Armenia and Azerbaijan. This is what Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan said during today’s question-and-answer session with government officials in parliament, responding to a question from deputy of the opposition “Armenia” alliance Armenuhi Kyureghyan.
According to Pashinyan, the maps for demarcation that President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin previously mentioned, match with the borders described in the Law on Administrative and Territorial Division of Armenia by at least 99%, if not 100%.
“The maps almost match the maps of the Soviet republics. It is necessary to understand which of these maps can serve as a starting point to determine the borders, and that is a different story. After all, the borders of the Soviet republics have changed several times. We need to understand how, when and why they have changed,” the head of government said.
Let us recall that the Republic of Azerbaijan is not the legal successor of the Soviet Socialist Republic of Azerbaijan, and this makes the pretensions of the Republic of Azerbaijan for the borders of Soviet Armenia incomprehensible.