Azerbaijan claims that Nagorno-Karabakh is legally its internationally recognized territory and, on this basis, behaves impudently towards Karabakh (the Armenian name is Artsakh), said Vasily Koltashov, director of the New Society Institute.
Speaking to RUSARMINFO, Koltashov noted that Baku’s position is that Karabakh is part of Azerbaijan, and this state can take any action there, including installing a checkpoint in the Lachin corridor and checking travelers.
As part of the “Day with Nver Mnatsakanyan” program, Armenian political scientist Gurgen Simonyan replied that Armenia, despite Prime Minister Pashinyan’s statement, did not recognize Karabakh as part of Azerbaijan.
According to Simonyan, Azerbaijan itself does not recognize the territorial integrity of Armenia, claiming a corridor through its territory. The political scientist stressed that Armenia has not exhausted all its possibilities in order to, if necessary, give a military response to a possible new escalation initiated by Baku.
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