January 30
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YEREVAN. – Hraparak daily of the Republic of Armenia (RA) writes: While they are trying to convince Armenia that the Artsakh [(Nagorno-Karabakh)] authorities are not opposed to their policy and are informed about the [peace] negotiations [with Azerbaijan] in advance, first, with the special session of the NA [(National Assembly)], then with a rally to be held in Artsakh on Sunday, the people of Artsakh will try to refute this mindset and make an appeal to the RA authorities.

According to our information, the planned events were decided by consensus and with the consent by all players of the political field. In the special session of the parliament, the five factions plan to adopt a joint statement, calling on the RA authorities not to accept any version of the peace treaty in which case the issue of Artsakh will be left out; that is to say, they will call to reject the Western proposal and agree to the Russian version [of a peace treaty with Azerbaijan].

We were told that before the meeting at the parliament, a statement of AR [(Artsakh Republic)] president Arayik Harutyunyan is also planned, which will be milder than the parliament's, and the president will present his vision for the resolution of the Artsakh issue, emphasizing the [respective] role of the RF [(Russian Federation)]. And then at Renaissance Square [of the capital Stepanakert], the people [of Artsakh] will give their consent to those statements.

It is noteworthy that a trilateral meeting between [Russian, Armenian, and Azerbaijani leaders] Putin-Pashinyan-Aliyev is scheduled for the next day, October 31, in [Russia’s] Sochi [city].

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