Europe should never put a sign of equality between the perpetrator of genocide and the one who resists it
“The siege of Artsakh should have the same effect as the siege and fall of Constantinople for Europe.” what happened at the session of the EPP political assembly? The interlocutor of “Aravot” is Raffi Hovhannisian, the leader of the “Heritage” party and the first foreign minister of RA.
“We must change internally, individually and nationally, and with state-authority personnel”: Raffi Hovhannisian
The interlocutor of Aravot.am is Raffi Hovhannisian, the former Foreign Minister of Armenia and the leader of the “Heritage” party.
Yerevan—Over the weekend, the official facebook page for Raffi K. Hovannisian, Armenia’s first minister of foreign affairs and founding chairman of the Heritage Party, was hacked and emptied of all of its content from inception to the current day.
The page, which for years had been administered for civic-political purposes only, and not for personal communications, was wiped clean on March 18, a day after Hovannisian published a statement entitled “It’s All Been Said, But Not Done.”
Like many of Raffi Hovannisian’s freely-expressed oral and written addresses of late, it called on his fellow citizens hereafter to save their breath in reacting to the endless sequence of nationally damaging statements made by a self-taken commander in chief, and instead to focus an achieving a new nationwide consolidation—to include a self-cleansing reckoning with the ills of the preceding periods—to save the Homeland from the unprecedented decline and destruction, imposed both externally and internally, currently underway.
It is to be assumed that Hovannisian’s facebook page was destroyed as part of that same plan by the party who was most affected by his March 17 posting.
As two matters of fact, the “Aravot” newspaper’s website was terminally hacked last week, the day after its reporter asked a provocative question of the incumbent prime minister during his press conference; and last July after a series of standard public statements of concern Hovannisian was suddenly, inexplicably, but at once quite transparently barred from entering and attending his grandson’s holy baptism in the Republic of Artsakh.
Reports about Raffi Hovannisian’s national and civic activities, together with a partial record of his public expressions, are still accessible at www.heritage.am
, ARMENIA'S FIRST MINISTER OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS
For 26 days, a narrow and winding road that connects Armenia to the unrecognized Republic of Artsakh—also known as Mountainous, or "Nagorniy," Karabagh—has been blocked by state-sanctioned Azerbaijani activists. Russian peacekeepers charged with maintaining the humanitarian corridor do not intervene. European monitors do not show. Food and medical supplies are barred from entering Artsakh. The republic, unrecognized, is also isolated.
The enemy has already invaded the territory of our sovereign state, some time ago and again today.
We are not complete in terms of our territory, people or spirit.
The enemy has also entered our lifestyle, affecting us internally, penetrating every layer of our public life. It has put people in boxes, dividing into us and them, black and white, incumbents and formers, those who come from this and that region, living and dead.
One may say it is not the right time to protest. However, I am the first to state - it is the time to get united.
Nevertheless, we cannot unify under the guidance of the incumbent ruler, since he is neither a leader, nor a commander-in-chief, nor a unifier, nor a justice server.
He is the main and nominal responsible and the offender who is to blame for the repeated violation-concession of the territorial integrity of the Republic of Armenia, its restriction of sovereignty, the loss of most part of Artsakh and, in fact, its border with Armenia, the martyrs of our golden generation, including the sacrifice of each of today's invaluable guys.
While Ilham Aliyev stands before the international court as a war criminal, it is necessary that first Nikol Pashinyan and then the rest answer in the national court of justice.
The new battle of Sardarapat, patriarch Hayk’s battle in its improbability, can only take place in spite of him, never with his presence.
I mourn and disapprove that I have to make this record today, but this is the only way to unity, hope, dignity and nationwide historical salvation.
For the sake of Faith and for the sake of Homeland, let's decide, protect and live.
Raffi K. Hovannisian
September 13, 2022
Aghavno, Artsakh Republic Border Post—En route last night to Stepanakert to attend his grandson’s baptism, Armenia’s first foreign minister and Heritage Party founder Raffi K. Hovannisian was officially prevented from entering the territory of the Republic of Artsakh (Mountainous Karabagh) by soldiers of the Russian peacekeeping contingent.