Political expert: Reports that the Azeri Parliament might adopt a law "On Occupied Territories of Azerbaijan" were just an attempt to see the reaction of the Azeri society, Armenia and the world community
Marat Terterov: Armenia’s long term security will be better served by strengthening economic security, rather than defining national security on the basis of the Tsarist Russian catch-cry “armiya i flot”
The goal of Raffi Hovannisian's movement is not only to change the power, but also to introduce system changes, Zhirayr Sefilyan, member of the initiative group of Sardarapat Movement, hero of the Karabakh war, said at an open sitting of the Civil Council.
"It is necessary to specify our actions and further plans. Luckily, we have found the mechanisms that will unite our citizens", he stressed. He also pointed out that a new way of struggle has been found, which meets the Constitution.
Sefilyan added that he would advise Raffi Hovannisian not to start a hunger strike and, instead, to continue visiting the regions of Armenia and consolidate the people around this movement. The politician advocates ignoring the swear-in ceremony of Serzh Sargsyan on April 9.
Public figure Garegin Chugaszyan, another member of Sardarapat Movement, said that people deal with the authoritarian regime, which should be fluently replaced by democracy. "The movement aims to remove the current regime from the power and to switch to democracy", he said.
To note, Raffi Hovannisian's parents have come from the United States to visit their son, who is on hunger strike in Liberty Square.