Nagorno-Karabakh Republic urges

Honorable Mr. President of the Republic of Armenia!

Fourteen years have passed since the victorious end of the national liberation war in Artsakh. As a result of this victory the Armenian soldier has reached the most of the north-eastern historical frontiers of the Armenian Homeland. This war was first and foremost the war for the sacred land of our motherland. The Constitution of the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic (NKR) adopted during the national referendum in 2006 has drawn the sovereign borders of Karabakh’s land, for liberation of which the best sons of our nation shed their blood. The Constitution of the NKR has nullified the artificial and non-viable borders of former soviet “Nagorno-Karabakh Autonomous Oblast” – an enclave which borders were forced upon Armenians against their will.

This war not only liberated the lands, but also became a just retribution for a Genocide organized by Azerbaijan in response for political claims of Karabakh Armenians. By this victory, the Armenian nation demonstrated to the whole world, that such genocidal attempts will never be left unpunished. The disregards towards this victory of the Armenian people (whether in ideology or in politics) defies the memory of the fallen heroes and the memory of martyrs of Armenian Genocide in Sumgait, Baku, Kirovabad and other towns and villages of Azerbaijan. This disregards new armed aggression against Armenian statehood.

When it comes to Karabakh, nothing could be disregarded or treated as insignificant or secondary importance detail. The daily display of the soviet borders of the “Nagorno-Karabakh Autonomous Oblast” (non-existent since the declaration of independence of the NKR) by the Public Television of Armenia in various broadcasts does insult the memory of our heroes, martyrs, as well as Armenian viewers in Armenia, NKR and Spyurk. This is not acceptable under any political circumstances. However, such television displays are especially detrimental today, in the current decisive period of political settlement of the conflict, when the Armenian diplomacy, as we all hope, defends the interests of Armenian people.

We demand to remove the map image of soviet the “Nagorno-Karabakh Autonomous Oblast” from the weather forecast of TV broadcast. We demand to replace it with the image of the Republic of Armenia and the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic. We are confident that all the necessary steps will be taken as soon as possible.

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6 responses to “Nagorno-Karabakh Republic urges

  1. Tigran, please post what part of the NK constitution claims the occupied territories. Also, looking at this page on the NK US site, they make specific mention of a “Lachin corridor” which makes me think they do not include the other regions. Also, they say Karabakh is 1853 sq. miles. Is that including the regions around Karabakh or not?

    http://www.nkrusa.org/country_profile/overview.shtml

    Judging from this page which says 1700 square miles I’m assuming they’re considering Karabakh and Lachin as Karabakh, but nothing else. Anyway, I think you need to prove your point with links because I’m not convinced otherwise.

    http://www.umd.umich.edu/dept/armenian/facts/karabagh.html

    And that’s also ignoring the fact that such a move recognizing the territories around NK as part of it is pretty much asking for the war to resume.

  2. realarmenia

    Onnik jan
    First of all-deliberated territories:)
    For officialinformation and maps ,please visit here
    president.nkr.am
    http://www.president.nkr.am/popups/anthem_map_en.html
    Territory: 11.5 thousand square km

    Border countries: Armenia (from the West), Azerbaijan (from the North and East), Iran (from the South).

    Article 142.

    Till the restoration of the state territorial integrity of the Nagorno Karabagh Republic and the adjustment of its borders public authority is exercised on the territory under factual jurisdiction of the Republic of Nagorno Karabagh.

  3. So actually, the information is not the same. The NKR office in the US uses a map smaller than the one used on the NKR presidential site. Regardless of whether the map should be changed on Public TV, someone certainly needs to decide on what is official and what is not. Of course, in my opinion, the international community and media wouldn’t take too kindly to claiming the territories surrounding Karabakh. I think it would also increase hostility in Azerbaijan and the likelihood of war resuming, but anyway.

  4. realarmenia

    Onnik jan
    In any way the most official map is presidential one.
    Other maps,especially placed by Karabakh governemnt shoul be changed accordingly.
    By the way,there is no room in Armenia to increase hostility in Azerbaijan,it’s on the tope now:)))
    I’ll send you some azeris map and you will be really shocked:)

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