The NKR Foreign Minister yesterday made a statement welcoming the recognition of the independence of South Osetia and Abkhazia. The statement runs as follows, “The Nagorno Karabakh Republic welcomes the recognition of the state independence of South Osetia and Abkhazia. It is in full compliance with the fundamental principles of the nations’ right to self-determination and international law, principles that are enshrined in the fundamental documents and legal acts of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, the United Nations and other international organizations.
We have warned many times that the threats of using force, the excessive increase of the military potential and the aspiration of solving problems in one’s own favor by the use of arms are fraught with humanitarian disasters.
We strongly hope that all the forces interested in establishing peace in the region will draw relevant conclusions from the recent developments in South Caucasus and undertake practical steps towards solving the existing problems exclusively by peaceful methods and re-establishing peace in the region.”