“Hraparak” quotes parliament deputy Tevan Poghosian as denouncing Russian diplomats’ alleged claims that no Russian weapons can be supplied to Nagorno-Karabakh as long as the unrecognized republic’s independence is not recognized by Armenia. “Armenia is a sovereign country and as soon as something, be it weapons or other important things, becomes its property, nobody can tell it how to make use of those weapons,” Poghosian tells the paper. “And since an agreement on military assistance to Artsakh (Karabakh) is being drafted now and given the fact that Armenia has always been the guarantor of Artsakh’s independence, it’s up to Armenia to decide how, when and why to use its property. Nobody has the right to regulate that.”
“Chorrord Ishkhanutyun” complains that just about every Armenian man “has his own plan to resolve the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.” “But there is only one [viable] variant,” writes the paper. “The Karabakh conflict must only be resolved within the framework of international law and norms. The public must be conscious of this fact, rather than perceive it as empty talk meant for international structures. As soon as we have unity on this issue we will gain both serious allies and a clear roadmap to a final victory.”
Armen Grigorian, a political analyst, tells “Aravot” that President Serzh Sarkisian may have sacked three senior military officials in connection with the April 2-5 fighting in Karabakh but he will not have them or other officials prosecuted. “In the former officials are held accountable, their testimony against their superiors will expose the depth and complexity of the problem,” he says.