The attitude of the authorities of the Republic of Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh) to the statements made about the fate of the Republic of Artsakh and the people of Artsakh in the course of ongoing negotiations and discussions in various formats has been unequivocally and repeatedly expressed by the President and the National Assembly, presidential spokesperson Lusine Avanesyan has said , according to Artsakhpress.
“Full recognition of the right of the Armenians of Artsakh to self-determination is not subject to reservations or concessions. The exclusive master of this issue is the people of Artsakh," Avanesyan cited an earlier speech by President Arayik Harutyunyan.
"The international recognition of the independence of the Republic of Artsakh remains the guideline of the authorities. Any status within Azerbaijan is unacceptable.
"A return to the past – not only in terms of status, but also in terms of demographics – is unacceptable. The Republic of Artsakh is faced with the task of restoring its territorial integrity."