The Washington Times has published an article entitled "Revisiting events in Nagorno-Karabakh," SIA
In the article the author of the article Alexander Murinson has stressed that Armenians expanded their occupation of the regions outside of the Nagorno-Karabakh proper, namely, Khojaly, Kalbajar, Agdam, Fizuli, Jabrayil, Zangilan and Lachin. The internationally recognized International Crisis Group concluded that the war, in fact, created one million of refugees, who to this day exist as internally displaced persons in Azerbaijan.
“What remains is the incontrovertible fact that it was the Armenian side which was the aggressor. Armenia, today, continues its illegal occupation of the territory recognized by international law as the sovereign territory of Republic of Azerbaijan. The knee-jerk reaction by the multitude of Armenian sympathizers on the Capitol Hill may be inclined to crying “foul,” but quotations from pertinent United Nations resolutions shed truth and light on the issue and separate the facts from the propaganda,”
As welll, the resolutions of the UN Security Council on the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, as well as the judgment of the European Court of Human Rights in the case of “Chiragov and others versus Armenia" was stressed in the article.
“Most importantly, the court’s ruling dismissed several objections put forward by the government of Armenia, including the one that this country didn’t have effective control over the territory of Nagorno-Karabakh and the surrounding territories, and thus lacked jurisdiction. According to Yerevan, Nagorno-Karabakh is a sovereign state called “NKR.” The European Court of Human Rights produced a definitive conclusion in that case: “Armenia thus exercised effective control over Nagorno-Karabakhand the surrounding territories.”
"Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian’ statements that “the negotiations on the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict settlement are not conducted within the framework, under the umbrella, or through the mediation of the European Court of Human Rights” and that “the Co-Chairmanship of the OSCE Minsk Group is the only internationally mandated format dealing with the resolution of the issue” indicate that Yerevan ignores the ECHR’s judgment."
“It is, indeed, a conundrum when one nation, in this case Azerbaijan, plays by all the rules, seeks remedies to their grievances in a court of law, even repeatedly offers equitable peace and the other, Armenia, continues to act as a rogue nation, lawless, turning their proverbial noses up at international institutions, international courts and the rule of law,” said the article.