NKR NA: MEDIATORS WILL BEAR THE BURDEN OF RESPONSIBILITY IF THE SITUATION FURTHER AGGRAVATES
Lusine Avanesyan

"Radiolur"
19.05.2011 17:06
Stepanakert

The political forces represented in the NKR National Assembly -
"Azat Hayrenik" (Free Motherland), ARF Dashnaktsutyun, the Democratic
Party of Artsakh and the "Artaskhatun" deputy group - issued a joint
statement today.

The Artsakh Deputies express regret over the fact that Azerbaijan
tried to use the recurrent anniversary of concluding the ceasefire
agreement to distort the historic reality and question the verity of
legally binding agreements.

Noting that this provocation was accompanied by tensions at the line
of contact, as a result of which an Armenian civilian was shot dead,
the parliamentary forces of Arsakh express regret over the position
of the OSCE Minsk Group.

"It's becoming clear to us that the Azerbaijani authorities are
not ready for the settlement the disputable issues through peace
talks and are doing their best to further strain the situation,"
the statement reads.

The political forces represented in the NKR National Assembly urge
the Minsk Group Co-Chairs to use their mediating mandate to restrain
Azerbaijan's warlike actions. Otherwise the mediators will also bear
the burden of responsibly if the situation continues aggravating.