YEREVAN. – The lion’s share of the National Assembly of Armenia majority “My Step” Faction’s first meeting recently—and in which Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan also participated—was devoted to the Nagorno-Karabakh (Artsakh) conflict, according to Hraparak (Square) newspaper.
“Pashinyan touched upon the matter in great detail (…). He touched upon the main provisions, said that, in essence, there is no resolution to the matter at this moment, he also does not see that resolution yet, for the simple reason that the approaches existing in the arena are not clarified once and for all.
‘“It’s said with the [Russian FM Sergey] Lavrov Plan that 5 regions should be returned to Azerbaijan, then it will be seen. ‘[These regions should be returned] in exchange for what?’ we [the Armenian party to this conflict] asked them; they don’t say. We demand: ‘Let Azerbaijan first say it agrees to concessions, and we will take our step.’ They tell us: ‘They will call Azerbaijan a traitor inside their country.’ And we say to them: ‘What? Should we become the traitor?’ The [peace] negotiations continue; the rest will be seen over the course,” this is approximately what Pashinyan said,” Hraparak wrote.