During the Parliament-Government question and answer, Armenia’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Ararat Mirzoyan was asked what practical steps the Ministry had taken in connection with not allowing the Armenian deputies to enter Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh).
“From the moment it became known that the Parliament deputies are not able to enter Nagorno-Karabakh through the Lachin corridor, we have taken actions, we have been in contact with both the authorities of Nagorno-Karabakh and the Russian authorities at a high level. We have been assured that the Parlaiment deputies are not allowed to enter Artsakh for reasons of refraining from provocations.
As for our position, it is clearly stated in the statement of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, that is, the trilateral statement of November 9 stipulates that there is no restriction on movement through the Lachin corridor. And the citizens of the Republic of Armenia, especially the deputies of the National Assembly of the Republic of Armenia, must have unimpeded access to Nagorno-Karabakh,” said Mirzoyan.
On April 12, the Russian peacekeepers did not allow the members of the ‘Armenia’ and ‘I have honor’ factions of the National Assembly to enter Artsakh.
At the Aghavno checkpoint, however, opposition lawmakers met with their Artsakh counterparts to discuss issues of concern for more than an hour.