YEREVAN, 17 September, 2022
Statement of the democratic forces of Armenia about the country’s sovereignty, civilizational choice, and security environment
September 17, 2022, Yerevan
We, the democratic political and civil forces of the Republic of Armenia, confirm our loyalty to the sovereignty and democracy of Armenia as non-negotiable values, and our determination to protect them with all the means at our disposal. We also express our determination to continue supporting the self-defence of our compatriots of Artsakh, and the protection of dignity and rights, including the right to self-determination. We also consider it important to involve the potentiality of our compatriots living in the Diaspora in ensuring the democratic and technological progress of Armenia.
At the same time, we see the future of Armenia in the family of European nations, that believe in the universal value system, that Armenia has already chosen as a civilisational direction within the European Union, strongly based on the supremacy of democracy, human rights, and rule of law.
First of all, Armenia’s security is strongly based on our national unity, the full disclosure of national potential through the democratic system, well equipped, strong, and professional army, and then the establishment of deep and reliable political and military cooperation with real allies. The allies, reaffirmed their strong adherence to international law, the universality of its application, and objective, unbiased assessment of the situation towards the aggression of Azerbaijan against the Armenian people at the meeting of the UN Security Council during the September 15 session. Became of all this, it is possible to ensure the establishment of the long-awaited peace in our region and the formation of an atmosphere of cooperation.
We once again strongly condemn the war unleashed by Russia against Ukraine, the prelude to which was the 44 days war of September 2020 unleashed against the Armenian people by the authoritarian regime of Azerbaijan. We also state that today’s war unleashed by Azerbaijan against the Republic of Armenia is completely identical to Russia’s aggression against Ukraine and differs from the latter only in scope and geography.
Awaiting the day when Russia will find its place among the leading democratic countries as blessed, today we strongly reject the imperialist and pilgrim foreign policy of the current Russian government towards Armenia, Ukraine, and other post-Soviet countries.
We demand that the Government of Armenia:
1. Take effective efforts in the direction of exiting from the CSTO – security structure led by Russia, and develop partnership alliances with our friendly Western countries.
2. Invite and deploy UN peacekeeping forces on the Armenia-Azerbaijan border.
3. Clean the state system of Armenia from agents of special services of foreign countries.
4. Block the broadcasting of Russian media promoting war and xenophobia in the territory of Armenia.
National Democratic Pole 
Union for National Self‑Determination
European Party of Armenia
“For the Republic” party
Executive body of the Armenian National Platform of the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum
Hovsep Khurshudyan, “Free Citizen” support center for civic initiatives
Ara Papyan, “Modus Vivendi” Center 
Garegin Miskaryan, “Democratic Platform” Foundation
Gulnara Shahinyan, UN Special Rapporteur, “Democracy Today” NGO
Diana Yeghiazaryan, Federation of Youth Clubs
Hasmik Aslanyan, “Shogher Union” NGO
Harut Kalaijyan, “ProArmenia” NGO
Edgar Arakelyan, head of the “Free Armenia” initiative
Lusine Petrosyan, “Tatevik” NGO
Tehmine Enokyan, “Green Armenia” NGO
Knarik Garanfilyan, “Family and Community” NGO
Arzuman Harutyunyan, “Association of Audio-Visual Journalists” NGO
Oleg Dulgarian, “Center for Human Rights and Community Consolidation and Support” NGO
Andranik Papoyan “PANDO” CDAP
Grigor Yeritsyan, Armenian Progressive Youth NGO
Rafael Mkhitaryan, “Third Nature” NGO
Karen Chilingaryan, “Consumer Advice Center” NGO
Azat Arshakyan, dissident, former deputy of the RA Supreme Council
Rafik Hakobyan, Ph.D. doctor, YSU professor
Levon Barseghyan, public speaker
Mikael Hayrapetyan, politician
Karen Sargsyan, sociologist
Gohar Shahnazaryan, sociologist
Anush Poghosyan, psychologist
Heghine Manasyan, economist
Gayane Terzyan, pedagogue
Mari Chakryan, geoecologist, master, environmental management expert
Lilit Dallakyan, Master of Legal Sciences, Candidate of Political Sciences
Hasmik Tadevosyan, historian
Vazrik Petrosyan, RA citizen
Simon Sargsyan, editor-in-chief of Mitk.am news and analysis website
Bagmajyan Gevorg – economist
Hovhannes Hovhannisyan, RA Green Programs
 The National Democratic Pole has reservations about Artsakh. It considers the resolution of the Artsakh issue on the basis of the succession of the Republic of Armenia, with the restoration of the territorial integrity of the Republic of Armenia and the re-establishment of the legal sovereignty of the Republic of Armenia. Accordingly, it considers the deployment of international peacekeepers in the entire territory of RA, including Artsakh, appropriate.
 “Modus Vivendi” center has a reservation regarding Artsakh. It considers the resolution of the Artsakh issue on the basis of the succession of the Republic of Armenia, with the restoration of the territorial integrity of the Republic of Armenia and the re-establishment of the legal sovereignty of the Republic of Armenia. Accordingly, it considers the deployment of international peacekeepers in the entire territory of RA, including Artsakh, appropriate.