People demanded Araik Arutyunyan to answer their questions
who organized rallies in Stepanakert (Khankendi). protest The leaders of the movement have promised that they will go to the regions of “Nagorno-Karabakh” to meet with local residents and pass their questions to the authorities. Next in the capital protest action is planned for September 24.
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It is reported that September 20Participants of the rally held in Stepanakert (Khankendi). UN and indicated in their appeals to the OSCE that the international organization should send a mission to Nagorno-Karabakh to document the ceasefire violations, and the monitoring of the contact line should be resumed.
Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan More than 4,000 people gathered in Stepanakert (Khankendi) on September 14 after declaring that they are ready to sign the document on settling the Karabakh conflict.
Objection called the “President of Nagorno-Karabakh” to appear before them and explain what document they are preparing to sign, as well as to explain what the fate of “Nagorno-Karabakh” will be in accordance with this document. On September 19, about two thousand activists protested in Stepanakert (Khankendi), “the presidentAraik demanded that Arutyunyan personally answer their questions. Arutyunyan published his address to the people, but his speech rally did not satisfy the participants.
The initiators of the rallies in Stepanakert (Khankendi) decided to visit the residential areas of the “Nagorno-Karabakh” regions on September 22-23 to find out “what questions are of interest to the population on the outskirts of the capital”. Tigran Petrosyan, one of the leaders of the protest movement, stated this at the rally.
“We will also place boxes in those stations so that every citizen who wants to ask questions to the authorities can drop the paper they wrote there. When these questions are collected enough, we will demand that the head of the country, who is satisfied with the video appeal, appear and answer them in the face of the citizens,” Petrosyan said.
The demands and calls of the protestors remain the same, he noted. “There are many people demanding radical action from activists, and those people are only willing to join us if their demands are met.” But we still hope that the power of the word will influence the government,” the activist added.
September 21 to the rallyalmost two thousand people gathered, movement activist, public figure Kristin Balayan told “Kavkazsky Uzel” news gave “Unfortunately, many of them are afraid to approach the podium, but when we speak, we can see who is listening and where. There could have been more people, but the authorities took advantage of the administrative reserve. So, especially to those who work in state enterprises rally they were instructed not to approach the square during this,” Balayan said.
Armine Sagsyan, a resident of Stepanakert (Khankendi), said that if people were sure that they would get answers to their questions, the number of people on the square would increase. “People want to know exactly what the fate of their homeland will be, whether they and their children will live safely in their land. I have two children, and my husband and I are very worried about their future,” the woman told the reporter of “Kavkazski Uzel”.
Rally participant Arshak Davidyan called the video appeal of the “President of Nagorno-Karabakh” Araik Harutyunyan “blackmail” and an attempt to “frighten the people with the threat of a new war”. “A real leader must say that everything is being done so that people will never see war again. He told Arutyunyans unequivocally that there are 20 of us20A more terrible conflict awaits than the 44-day war of . I don’t know what he was aiming for when he said this, but for such statements one can boldly demand his resignation. I expect that those gathered in the square will eventually demand the resignation of the president and the entire government. Perhaps this is exactly what the majority is waiting for? Maybe then the number of people at the rally will increase several times”, Arsaq said.
People don’t want to hear speeches about corruption or “some slogans about unity”, action participant Sevak Petrosyan. “They want to know what kind of danger they are facing. We all understand that the possibility of war is very high, so what is happening and what is the guarantee of our safety Russia we want to know exactly how the peacekeeping forces will protect us”, he said.