Human Rights Defender of Armenia Arman Tatoyan has issued a statement, noting that “the archival documents clearly confirm that the more uncertain the border issues or the solution of today’s improper mechanical approaches, the more the rights of the villagers will be violated, and increasingly, disputes and conflicts will arise”.

Armenpress presents the Ombudsman’s statement:

“In 1923 [after the 1921 initiative of I. Stalin ], the “Red Kurdistan” province was artificially created to divide Armenia and Artsakh. This division was made to cover from Karvachar to the Iranian border and from Mrav to the Arax river. Accordingly, those very territories which were within the borders of Soviet Armenia were annexed to Azerbaijan .

The archival documents related to the determination of the borders of that period are of fundamental importance for the protection of the rights of the border residents of the Republic of Armenia at present.

It is necessary to take into account all the errors made in the past, to learn the necessary lessons from them, and not to allow any violation of the rights of the citizens of the Republic of Armenia”.