Vartan Oskanian, ex-foreign minister of Armenia and an MP from the Prosperous Armenia Party (BHK), expressed on his Facebook page his concerns over the recent Azerbaijani sabotage along the line of contact between Armenian and Azerbaijani armed forces.
"I am concerned that the sabotage was reported during the regional visit of U.S. Secretary of State - a major mediator in the Karabakh peace deal," said Mr. Oskanian.
"Generally speaking, the 1994 ceasefire was maintained by two factors: first, the prospect of settling the issue through talks, second, the military equilibrium along the line of contact.
The number of incidents on the frontline increased especially when the talks seemed to be frustrated or when the enemy felt that it had some privileges along the contact line.
The main concern is that Azerbaijan is, on the one hand, losing its faith in the peaceful settlement of the conflict while posing unrealistic demands. On the other hand, the country begins to believe in its military advantage after making numerous bellicose statements and spending vast sums of money on armaments. The real danger lies behind the confrontation of these two factors.
The Armenian side should give an adequate response to Azerbaijan for the latter not to cling to delusions," said the former official.