MOVEMENT FOR UNIFICATION OF ARMENIA AND NAGORNY KARABAKH SET UP IN ARMENIA

ArmInfo
2008-10-30 17:18:00

ArmInfo. A number of oppositionists, scientists and art workers
declared at a press conference at 'Iravunk De-Facto' Club about
a national initiative 'Union' ('Miatsum') which comes out for
unification of Nagorny Karabakh and Armenia and against any territorial
concession to Azerbaijan. The movement disseminated a statement that
the territories under control of Armenia including the security belt
around NKR are the minimum pledge of Armenia's security. Zhirayr
Sefilyan, Karabakh war hero, Head of the organization 'Protection
of Liberated Territories', Zaruhi Postanjyan, parliamentarian from
Heritage opposition party, Tigran Khzmalyan, film director, Hrant
Ter-Abrahamyan, publicist and other members of the new movement
declared at the press conference that NKR's independence is just a
transitional stage and a way to join Armenia.

In response to ArmInfo's question regarding the participation of
Heritage party representative in the movement despite the party's
demands for immediate recognition of NKR by Armenia, Zaruhi Postanjyan
said: 'There is no contradiction. The program of our party considers
unification of Armenia and Karabakh as a final goal and independence
of NKR as a transitional method to achieve that goal'.