First President Levon Ter-Petrosyan on Thursday blamed the acting prime minister for “a total ignorance” of the core essence behind the Nagorno-Karabakh (Artsakh) conflict, giving a limited number of persons’ names with comprehensive information on the process.
At a news conference in Yerevan, Levon Ter-Petrosyan said only a few former government officials (including himself and second President Robert Kocharyan, as well as a former president of the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic, Arkady Ghukasyasn, a former foreign minister, Alexander Arzumanyan, and a former minister of defense, Vazgen Sargsyan) had knowledge of the details at the time.
“Barely two persons possess [that information] now,” he said. “Nikol Pashinyan has not up until now comprehended the essence behind the Karabakh issue. There are presently five persons having the necessary knowledge. To know [what’s going on], I need to know the intentions of [Russian President Vladimir] Putin and the United States. But I am a private individual now, so nobody tells me anything. They tell things to Nikol Pashinyan, but that person doesn’t seem to understand anything.”