YEREVAN (Sputnik) — Sargsyan highlited that neither Azerbaijan, nor Armenia should interfere with the process of the region's self-determination.
"They [Nagorno-Karabakh residents] have to decide themselves in what status they want to live. Nobody has the right to force them into anything, not Azerbaijan, not Armenia, not anyone else. We have to support their wishes," Sargsyan said, as quoted by Armenian news.am outlet, at a meeting with former servicemen in the Armenian town of Dilijan.
Nagorno-Karabakh proclaimed its independence in 1991. After the military conflict ended in 1994, Azerbaijan lost control over the region.
Violence erupted in Nagorno-Karabakh on April 2, 2016, and led to multiple casualties. The parties to the conflict signed a Russian-brokered ceasefire on April 5, but mutual accusations have not stopped so far.
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