Defense Minister confident of victory in case of new Karabakh war

Defense Minister confident of victory in case of new Karabakh war

PanARMENIAN.Net - Resumption of war in Nagorno Karabakh will bring a new victory to the Armenian side, the republic's Defense Minister said, according to Panorama.am.

Commenting on the response of Armenian soldiers in case of a new war, Movses Hakobyan said he expects nothing but a victory.

“As Defense Minister, I get prepared for war every day. My activities and the activities of my subordinates are aimed at this,” said the official.

Hakobyan also said that the Nagorno Karabakh conflict cannot be resolved without involvement of Artsakh.

“Whoever participates in the negotiations, whatever proposals are made, the conflict must be resolved by Artsakh people. The conflict might be settled in a matter of few years were Karabakh allowed participation in the talks,” he concluded.

The conflict between Nagorno Karabakh and Azerbaijan

The conflict between Nagorno Karabakh and Azerbaijan broke out as result of the ethnic cleansing launched by the Azeri authorities in the final years of the Soviet Union. The Karabakh War was fought from 1991 (when the Nagorno Karabakh Republic was proclaimed) to 1994 (when a ceasefire was sealed by Armenia, NKR and Azerbaijan). Most of Nagorno Karabakh and a security zone consisting of 7 regions are now under control of NKR defense army. Armenia and Azerbaijan are holding peace talks mediated by the OSCE Minsk Group up till now.

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