Conscious of the need for integration in CIS circles and the importance of Armenian-Russian political cooperation, the ARF-Dashnaktsutyun Supreme Council of Armenia is at the same time concerned about actions, undertaken with the Russian Federation presidential elections in mind, which question Armenia’s independence and self-government.
We are also particularly concerned about attempts through pressure from various major powers to artificially speed-up a political resolution to the Artsakh issue, while ignoring the will of the people of Artsakh as expressed through referendum and the de facto existence of the Mountainous (Nagorno) Karabakh Republic.
The ARF-Dashnaktsutyun Supreme Council of Armenia is certain that in this uncertain situation the republic’s political forces will, without exploiting the situation, defend the collective will and national interests of the Armenian people.
ARF-D Supreme Council of Armenia
15 March 1996
Yerevan, Republic of Armenia