by Nana Martirosyan
Azeri Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov's last statement about Azerbaijan's readiness to grant Nagorno-Karabakh autonomy was absurd, Spokesman of Nagorno- Karabakh President David Babayan said in an interview to ArmInfo.
"If Azerbaijan is actually ready to provide autonomy, let it give it to the ethnic minorities living in its territory, especially as they have long asked for this. Nagorno-Kartabakh is an independent state. What autonomy are they talking about? It was an illogical, absurd statement. How can one change independence for autonomy. We are an independent state and Azerbaijan must accept this fact," Babayan said.
He said that the Azeri authorities make such absurd statements so often that they in Nagorno-Karabakh do not even know how to react to them. "We don't know already how to react - to ignore or to laugh," Babayan said.