Politics 17:09 05/03/2021 Armenia

Artur Vanetsyan: The claims by authorities about captives are false and despicable

The authorities, who lost the war, signed an humiliating agreement with Azerbaijan and do not represent  Armenia's interests, have neither moral nor legal capacity to solve the issue of the captives," former Chief of the National Security Service (NSS) Artur Vanetsyan told reporters on Friday.  

Vanetsyan, who is now the leader of Homeland opposition party, insisted only the new authorities may negotiate with Azerbaijani government through other lenses and solve the matter and return the captives within a short period of time.

"The false claims voiced by current leaders that the protests organised by the opposition Homeland Salvation Movement impede the process of returning the captives, are simply despicable and are aimed to cover up own incapacity while putting the blame on others," said Vanetsyan. 

The former NSS Chief emphasized that the captives can return within days once there is a change of power in Armenia and when the authorities are replaced by national forces who can represent Armenia's interests, have the capacity and possibility to form good relations with influential circles in third countries.  



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