David Babayan

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David Babayan wrote ( about Artsakh Republic ) : “It has been 13 years since I have led the Information department at the President’s Office of the Artsakh Republic - a structure that was responsible for the information policy of our state,” External link

panorama-am-en Tuesday, May 26, 2020 6:15:00 PM EAT

David Babayan added : “The information front especially for our country, which is in unresolved conflict, is of strategic importance. I had the honor to head the department for the past years, be one of the frontrunners of the information war, serve to my people and the Fatherland,” External link

panorama-am-en Tuesday, May 26, 2020 6:15:00 PM EAT

David Babayan said : “For us, the red lines are the following: in terms of status, there can be no return to the past, that is Artsakh cannot be in any relationship with Azerbaijan except for being a neighboring, equal state. We cannot consider any possibility of being a part of Azerbaijan,” External link

news-am Monday, March 16, 2020 8:23:00 PM EAT

David Babayan said ( about David Babayan ) : “The extraordinary congress and session of the Artsakh Conservative Party was held today," Babayan said on Wednesday, February 5. "The party will participate in parliamentary and presidential elections and nominate its leader Davit Babayan as a candidate,” External link

panarmenian-en Wednesday, February 5, 2020 3:44:00 PM EAT

David Babayan added : “The CPA will publish the list of its candidates for parliamentary elections as well as will make public its decision on the format of participating in the presidential election. We are always open to public opinion, especially on the format of the presidential election,” External link

panorama-am-en Saturday, January 18, 2020 5:02:00 PM EAT

David Babayan remarked : "Where do they want to return? If they consider Karabakh the territory of Azerbaijan, then they need not return, they are already in the territory of Azerbaijan. If they want to be citizens of the Artsakh Republic, then this is a matter of negotiation" "We are not against this idea, but to implement it, two basic preconditions must be fulfilled: the settlement of all political issues in advance, before we proceed to discuss humanitarian issues. This is a mutual recognition by Azerbaijan and Artsakh of each other, the borders fixing. Refugees can return only after the settlement of all political issues and on a mutual basis. That is, there can be no return of Azerbaijani refugees without the return of Armenian refugees to Baku and other settlements of Azerbaijan. If this does not happen, no one-way action will have any effect. In this regard, there can be no one-sided steps," External link

news-am Monday, December 30, 2019 4:50:00 PM EAT

David Babayan said : “These are the links of the same chain,” “If we let [them] goand since returning [them] means that we actually are letting go of terroristsit means that we are accepting and forgetting what happened to Gurgen Margaryan. Visits of politicians to the graves of those killed will be utter fraud. What [Azerbaijanis Dilham] Askerov and [Shahbaz] Guliyev have done is equal to what Ramil Safarov did. By releasing them, we reconcile with what he has done, we accept and forget about crimes against humanity that have no statute of limitations” External link

news-am Thursday, October 3, 2019 3:22:00 PM EAT

David Babayan said : “We think that the solution to the conflict first of all should ensure our security, and secondly, there will be no temptation for anyone to reconsider that solution,” External link

news-am Saturday, September 21, 2019 4:59:00 PM EAT

David Babayan noted ( about Artsakh Republic ) : “Artsakh has left the negotiation process as a result of Aliyev's policy and Azerbaijan's policy. If Azerbaijan does not want to hold talks with us, it is their decision, but there will be no resolution with talks” External link

news-am Saturday, September 21, 2019 4:59:00 PM EAT

David Babayan said ( about Artsakh Republic ) : “The letter [about the proposed deal] was addressed to Armenia. Yerevan is expected to send a response at the same time, indicating to the right of Artsakh as an independent and sovereign party,” External link

panorama-am-en Saturday, September 21, 2019 4:03:00 PM EAT

David Babayan said : “Let us assume they are freed and back to Azerbaijan. The consequences will be serious. First of all how we can look into the eyes of the Tsakalyan’s family members knowing their children were slaughtered by those saboteurs. How we should look into the eyes of other people, what explanations we should give to them. Furthermore, the handover will be a major blow to our statehood,” External link

panorama-am-en Saturday, September 21, 2019 4:03:00 PM EAT

David Babayan said ( about Artsakh Republic ) : “This is a blow to Artsakh and may undermine our statehood. When the saboteurs are back they would probably inspire thousands of murderers and saboteurs as potential perpetrators would know there is impunity for their actions to come and conduct terrorist attacks in Yerevan, Stepanakert and elsewhere,” External link

panorama-am-en Saturday, September 21, 2019 4:03:00 PM EAT

David Babayan said ( about Ramil Safarov ) : “They [Azerbaijanis] paid to Hungary to get the convicted killer Ramil Safarov home, and no one recalls the story today. They suggest to release the criminals, no one cares. Letters addressed to international structures on September 11 when the world mourns the September 11 victims and again no word is uttered on this case. Where are the human rights activists, who voice concerns on other occasions? Why aren’t they speaking against this? We should protect the dignity of our statehood and respect the spilt blood,” External link

panorama-am-en Saturday, September 21, 2019 4:03:00 PM EAT

David Babayan noted : “As for Askerov and Guliyev, these individuals committed serious crimes, including the murder of a minor. They were convicted by a court in an open trial with the participation of international observers, human rights activists, and the media,” External link

news-am Thursday, September 19, 2019 12:09:00 PM EAT

David Babayan told : “The appeal to international organizations, as follows from the statement, was sent on September 11. Thus, the Azerbaijani side subconsciously gives out its terrorist aspirations - cynically on the day when the whole world celebrates the anniversary of the terrifying terrorist act to demand the return of terrorists,” External link

news-am Thursday, September 19, 2019 12:09:00 PM EAT

David Babayan said : “They are obliged to release these people, this is a requirement of all possible conventions and international norms,” External link

news-am Thursday, September 19, 2019 12:09:00 PM EAT

David Babayan said ( about Ara Papian ) : “Today I read Ara Papyan’s Facebook post in which he claims that the issue of exploitation of the Amulsar gold mine is the most important issue for the Armenian people. According to Papyan, the Armenian people can live without Artsakh, but not without water. There are three kinds of Armenians who can allow themselves to make such statements Armenians who don’t have sufficient knowledge to make judgments on such important issues, Armenians who have psychological disorders and Armenians who undermine Armenian statehood,” External link

news-am Thursday, August 22, 2019 8:35:00 PM EAT

David Babayan said : “When the Prime Minister of Armenia was talking about the idea of unification, he was implying the ideals of the nation and that which all Armenians of the world are aspiring to achieve. This doesn’t imply dismantling of the statehood of Artsakh. All us Armenians want reunification, and we’re not hiding it. However, we also need to take into consideration the global, regional and geopolitical factors. From the perspective of those factors, the two Armenian states are strengthening their positions, and this allows to resist many challenges effectively. As for Azerbaijan, it’s trying to present these statements in its favor for its dishonest goals, overlooking the other ideas that Pashinyan expressed in regard to democracy in Artsakh,” External link

news-am Tuesday, August 6, 2019 5:56:00 PM EAT

David Babayan stated : “It is necessary to speak roughly and sincerely about this because we attach importance to the relations with Europe and accept Europe as a fraternal territory in the sense of spirit and common civilization,” External link

news-am Wednesday, July 10, 2019 9:54:00 PM EAT

David Babayan noted ( about Donald Tusk ) : “Tusk needs to remember the right of nations to self-determination in order to maintain balance. These are principles that are equal to each other, and there is nothing mentioned about who is right or who is to blame. However, the attempts to set aside one principle and forget about other principles entail bias,” External link

news-am Wednesday, July 10, 2019 9:54:00 PM EAT

David Babayan said : “Artsakh has the moral right to give a coarse response to this. The people of Artsakh have been fighting and shedding blood for their rights for more than 100 years already. Nagorno-Karabakh is a pioneer in the fight for human rights and has made contributions for the protection of European values, not less than the member states of the European Union,” External link

news-am Wednesday, July 10, 2019 9:54:00 PM EAT

David Babayan said : “Our enemies are the same and their wishes remain unchanged – they are the elimination of Artsakh and even Armenia, if possible,” External link

arka-am-en Tuesday, June 18, 2019 12:47:00 PM EAT

David Babayan said : ''On the other hand, though, this is only just one layer, as there are other developments we shouldn't ever forget, particularly the highest level of Armenophobia in Azerbaijan. We see the kind of aggression in the media, as well as on the political arena.'' External link

tert Monday, June 17, 2019 11:04:00 AM EAT

David Babayan concluded ( about Henrik Mkhitaryan ) : “Instead, a large-scale sporting event [the UEFA Europa League final] is being held in Azerbaijan, [but] in which they [the Azerbaijani authorities] don’t allow Armenians to participate,” “There were decent people who refused to go to Baku [for this football match]. But, overall, the international community remains silent toward Azerbaijan’s Nazist rhetoric. The discrimination against [Arsenal’s Armenian] fans and the best response to the situation when [Armenia international and Arsenal midfielder] Henrikh Mkhitaryan had to decline from participation in the tournament should have been the decision to cancel the game in Baku” External link

news-am Saturday, May 25, 2019 1:41:00 PM EAT

David Babayan noted : “Besides the fact that the military exercises were not declared, which is itself a violation of the commitments assumed before the OSCE, the topic has sparked attention. During the military exercises, it was told that the next step is the seizure of Shushi. Of course, this attest to the fact that Azerbaijan is extremely cut off from the reality, but we need to be extremely alert,” External link

news-am Wednesday, May 22, 2019 7:07:00 PM EAT

David Babayan said : “We have one homeland, two statesTwo different states have their own structure, their own political forces. It is normal and normal not to interfere as the consequences can be dangerous,” External link

news-am Monday, May 20, 2019 8:50:00 PM EAT

David Babayan said : “We’ve never been an aggressor, but if needed we will shift the warfare into the enemy’s territory and will impose peace. It’s another thing that we do not adopt such strategy, because we are not aggressors or terrorists, but if needed we must fight against aggressors and terrorists with force,” External link

armenpress Saturday, May 11, 2019 2:04:00 PM EAT

David Babayan said : “We need to achieve historical reconciliation. Before that, it is impossible to expect progress. However, this can take years, and for that, the army must always be ready,” External link

news-am Thursday, May 9, 2019 8:30:00 PM EAT

David Babayan concluded : “Of course, we can resist by being united and strengthening the army and leading the right geopolitics, drawing together with friendly countries - Russia, Iran, the United States, European countries. Even the symbolic presence of the Russian base neutralizes the Turkish factor,” External link

news-am Thursday, May 9, 2019 6:40:00 PM EAT

David Babayan stated : “One of Azerbaijan’s plans was to seize a couple of hectares of land. Baku wanted to eliminate Stepanakert and seize Meghri on April 24. It’s obvious that these plans were going to fail. The blitzkrieg failed completely,” External link

news-am Thursday, May 9, 2019 6:40:00 PM EAT

David Babayan said : “A respective consistent work has been carried out, and the fact that we reached this victory is very important. Moreover, this has taken place on April 24 which is quite symbolic. This is the best response to the genocidal policy that Artsakh is recognized by the international community, the civilized states. This is a great victory for us. We thank all those who have been involved in this work, we also thank the brotherly people of Colorado and the MPs. This is a really great victory and at the same time obliging for us to continue this policy. I think there will also be other victories. We should understand one thing clearly: if we are united and carry out right work, everything is possible” External link

armenpress Thursday, April 25, 2019 11:09:00 AM EAT

David Babayan said : “They would allow to strengthen the ceasefire regime and reduce the number of violations. In particular, the withdrawal of snipers from the border, the exclusion of ceasefire violations during national, international and religious holidays. Azerbaijan hasn’t reacted to this in any way, moreover, it further aggravated the violations” External link

armenpress Tuesday, April 16, 2019 6:04:00 PM EAT

David Babayan said : “We have raised this issue many times both to the co-chairs and other international organizations in order to give solution to this issue, but no result was achieved because Baku hasn’t taken any step forward. But now if there is any chance to implement any program on this direction, that’s positive, but knowing Azerbaijan quite well, we are a little skeptical. However, this doesn’t mean that one should not try” External link

armenpress Tuesday, April 16, 2019 6:04:00 PM EAT

David Babayan said : “There are only 2 Azerbaijanis kept in detention in the territory of Artsakh. Both are terrorists and criminals. They are the members of the criminal group that penetrated into the territory of Artsakh years ago and killed people. But those people have the opportunity to contact with their relatives periodically via Skype or other means. And if Azerbaijan does not ban our compatriots to go and see their relatives, Artsakh is ready to allow. If it’s reciprocal, Artsakh is ready. We have nothing to be afraid of or hiding” External link

armenpress Monday, April 15, 2019 9:08:00 PM EAT

David Babayan said : “I assess the meeting satisfactory. We have always said that we highlight such meetings in terms of ensuring peace and stability in the region and continuation of the negotiation process. The agreements of this meeting were very interesting. Some of the ideas official Stepanakert raised for years. Nearly 11 years ago official Stepanakert presented a package to the Co-chairs as key acts for the preservation of stability. They were highly assessed by the Co-chairs, but Azerbaijan took no steps. And it’s very interesting and very good that now, this concrete idea has been included in the proposals of the Co-chairs” External link

armenpress Monday, April 15, 2019 9:08:00 PM EAT

David Babayan said : "He made a very interesting explanation concerning the Golan Heights. He said that there was aggression and from the point of view of defense, when a country is confronted by aggression by an enemy country, that country has the right to self-defense and that self-defense can be manifested by the change of borders. In this case, the change of borders is legitimized. This is a very important statement, " "In this case, this is a very important argument for us that we should use. In fact, Azerbaijan has acted aggressively towards Artsakh, has begun a large-scale war, and as a result borders have been changed. So, the change of these borders is legitimate. This is actually the case with the US Secretary of State and President's lips. This is, in fact, a message, the vision of the US superpower. We have to take this into account, and during such discussions, we will definitely put forward such ideas, " External link

news-am Sunday, April 14, 2019 2:13:00 AM EAT

David Babayan said : "There are also some critical ideas about PACE that the position of this organization has also contributed to Azerbaijan's aggressive behavior. Right after that Council of Europe Secretary General Thorbjorn Jagland announced that he should give a new impetus to relations with Artsakh and similar states and noted that Human Rights Commissioner Dunja Mijatović should pay attention to that issue, " External link

news-am Sunday, April 14, 2019 2:13:00 AM EAT

David Babayan said : "If there is a wish to come, we will just welcome that approach. When people come and see the barbaric country of Azerbaijan and Artsakh, which has chosen the path of democracy, they make conclusions, " External link

news-am Sunday, April 14, 2019 2:13:00 AM EAT

David Babayan said : “Our position is the same: there is no return to the past, either be it border or status. We have paid an extremely high price,” External link

news-am Saturday, March 9, 2019 10:23:00 PM EAT

David Babayan said ( about Artsakh Republic ) : “Yes, this is a fact, but we must review the situation not only from this point of view," Babayab said, noting that it is necessary to examine how many military exercises Azerbaijan held in 2018". Artsakh and Armenia are naturally the target of the announced large-scale exercises. That is, we are really dealing with a fascist and Nazi country, which did not abandon its perfidious, inhuman plans. We are not going to be scared, we will continue to develop and strengthen our country, increase the combat capability of our army, and conduct correct geopolitics. This is the key to resisting such aggression, ” External link

news-am Saturday, March 9, 2019 2:34:00 AM EAT

David Babayan wrote : "In domestic political life, we do not oppose anyone and do not consider anyone as enemy. Moreover, any division or polarization in society is unacceptable to us. Our greatest strength lies in our unity," External link

arka-am-en Tuesday, February 26, 2019 4:13:00 PM EAT

David Babayan told ( about Artsakh Republic ) : “The co-chairs always normally visit the Artsakh Republic as part of their regional tours. There are exceptions, certainly, when they do not come due to weather conditions, etc. Also, the visit thematic may be among the reasons that they are not coming this time,” External link

tert Thursday, February 21, 2019 1:12:00 PM EAT

David Babayan said : “That person had announced from the beginning that he doesn’t wish to return to Azerbaijan, [and] therefore he will leave for a third country,” “But we can’t say which country, since the Azerbaijani side could pursue him in the future” External link

news-am Tuesday, February 5, 2019 6:46:00 PM EAT

David Babayan noted : "I think if the Armenian and Azerbaijani people are fated to continue to remain neighbors, this position must be changed" External link

news-am Thursday, January 31, 2019 6:49:00 PM EAT

David Babayan said : “Artsakh has always welcomed any such meetings in a sense that they enable to maintain the continuation of the negotiation process and contribute to the preservation of stability and peace in the region. We don’t imagine that any anti-Artsakh decision can be made [during the meetings]” External link

armenpress Wednesday, January 23, 2019 6:03:00 PM EAT

David Babayan said : “The quantity of violations has dropped abruptly from the Azerbaijan side. Overall the border situation is stable. We welcome this, but on the other hand the adversary has not revised its policy that it based on hostility. It [Azerbaijan] continues its anti-Armenian policy in all spheres. They carried out the most massive military exercises in their history in 2018,” External link

armenpress Wednesday, January 23, 2019 3:41:00 PM EAT

David Babayan said : “Let us first note, that the point is about preparing people for peace not yet for the peace agreement. This is important as peace itself is a quite comprehensive concept. It is hard to set deadlines as those deadlines would itself mean compulsion. We cannot accept compulsion, as the Co-Chairs have numerously voiced about their role of being mediators not judges. The official position of Stepanakert is that no peace is ever possible without establishing the respective atmosphere for that. Armenophobia has explicitly been at the heart of Azerbaijani policy over the past 30 years. How can we imagine a comprehensive settlement under these conditions? Azerbaijani approach on the settlement is mostly about occupying Artsakh. To speak about preparing for peace implies getting rid of Nazism, understand that revenge may lead to unforeseeable consequences. They [Azerbaijanis] should be able to live and work side by side with us as neighbors and therefore refuse from belligerent rhetoric,” External link

panorama-am-en Friday, January 18, 2019 8:49:00 PM EAT

David Babayan concluded : “Azerbaijan often says something and acts in a completely different way. We should never lose our vigilance. While continuing the talks, we should strengthen our army, as the Artsakh fate determines the fate if Armenian statehood,” External link

panorama-am-en Friday, January 18, 2019 8:49:00 PM EAT

David Babayan added ( about Ramil Safarov ) : “Azerbaijanis slaughtered Armenians in Artsakh, Baku and Sumgait which were stripped of their Armenian population and later had to fight a large-scale war imposed on them. Today, we are an independent state and have passed through the April war. What is the logic for an independent country to refuse its status, security guarantees and follow the Azerbaijani whims? Following this logic, we can expect them to appoint Ramil Safarov (ax-murderer of an Armenian army lieutenant) as a governor in Karabakh. This is impossible,” External link

panorama-am-en Wednesday, December 26, 2018 3:52:00 PM EAT

David Babayan noted ( about Elmar Mammadyarov ) : “Mammadyarov’s statements can be assessed in no other way but another manifestation of the destructive position of Baku,” External link

news-am Tuesday, December 25, 2018 1:13:00 PM EAT

David Babayan said : “One thing is clear we should never forget about the anti-Armenian policy of Azerbaijan. We should never lose our vigilance and need to preserve the high level of our combat readiness,” External link

panorama-am-en Wednesday, December 19, 2018 5:38:00 PM EAT

David Babayan told : “The Stepanakert authorities have certainly always hailed any meeting between representatives of Armenia and Azerbaijan, as we treat it as a phenomenon ensuring an ongoing peace process and a negotiated conflict settlement,” External link

tert Wednesday, December 19, 2018 5:31:00 PM EAT

David Babayan noted : “Of course, it would be ideal to withdraw the military divisions all along the border with Armenia and the Line of Contact with Artsakh; but that’s from the fantasy domain,” External link

news-am Wednesday, December 19, 2018 4:18:00 PM EAT

David Babayan noted : “We consider that every meeting is a unique contribution to the process,” External link

news-am Wednesday, December 19, 2018 4:18:00 PM EAT

David Babayan said : “I advice to be guided by official reports. Open our official website and see if there is such a thing or not,” External link

armenpress Thursday, December 13, 2018 9:03:00 AM EAT

David Babayan said : “Peoples’ self-determination is one of the most important components of international law, and all the states must respect this right,” External link

eurasiareview Sunday, October 29, 2017 3:57:00 AM EAT

David Babayan said : "Peoples' self-determination is one of the most important components of international law, and all the states must respect this right," External link

panarmenian-en Saturday, October 28, 2017 1:37:00 PM EAT

David Babayan said : "Peoples' self-determination is one of the most important components of international law, and all the states must respect this right," External link

panarmenian-en Saturday, October 28, 2017 1:06:00 PM EAT

David Babayan сказал : "Так на саммитах в Вене и Санкт-Петербурге было определено целое направление, касающееся внедрения механизмов доверия в зоне конфликта. Думаю, что эти вопросы обязательно будут затронуты на встрече Алиев-Саргсян" External link

ArmInfoPolitics-en Monday, October 16, 2017 7:21:00 PM EAT

David Babayan заключил : "Безусловно, не стоит ожидать, что Алиев и его режим так быстро пересмотрят свой подход, однако это не означает, что мы должны прекратить предпринимать усилия в этом направлении" External link

ArmInfoPolitics-en Monday, October 16, 2017 7:21:00 PM EAT

David Babayan told : “Iran has shown a constructive and balanced stance on the Nagorno Karabakh conflict from the onset, and Artsakh values that approach. Since the 1990s Iran has consistently come up with mediation missions. Iran continues its active involvement in the regional politics,” External link

asbarez Tuesday, August 8, 2017 1:13:00 AM EAT

David Babayan explained : “The Karabakh issue is an integral part of that geopolitics and should not be viewed as a separate matter. Consequently, Iran influences on regional political processes. Tehran has always highlighted the peaceful resolution of the conflict, ruling out war and use of force. This is important and lies in Iran’s interest, since the Islamic Republic borders with Armenia, Artsakh, and Azerbaijan,” External link

asbarez Tuesday, August 8, 2017 1:13:00 AM EAT

David Babayan concluded : “That was the case both from 1991 to 1994 when Azerbaijan illegally used Iranian territory, and during the April War (2016) when Azerbaijanis shelled Iranian territories and later claimed the attacks as unintentional,” External link

asbarez Tuesday, August 8, 2017 1:13:00 AM EAT

David Babayan said : “In Vienna, an agreement was reached with Azerbaijan on mechanisms, but Azerbaijan is actually putting obstacles to this process. Azerbaijan objects to establishment of mechanisms on the border and proposes that monitoring missions be located in Georgia and Baku, which would make investigative mechanisms inefficient. It is unacceptable,” “Moreover, Azerbaijan continues ceasefire violations, using weapons of different calibers without denying responsibility for its own actions” External link

asbarez Thursday, February 23, 2017 3:51:00 AM EAT

David Babayan told ( about Ayaz Mutalibov ) : “He actually proved that the massacre had been organized by representatives of the Azerbaijani authorities, the so-called Popular Front, representatives of the Azerbaijani army who supported the Popular Front against the then President Araz Mutalibov,” External link

armradio Monday, February 13, 2017 6:30:00 PM EAT

David Babayan said : “Azerbaijan’s primary aim is to prevent visits to Artsakh,” External link

armradio Thursday, February 9, 2017 5:25:00 PM EAT

David Babayan said ( about Alexander Lapshin ) : “Now we see the case of Lapshin, where no one is speaking, no one is condemning. This means that the international organizations are either unable to take steps or are indifferent towards such development. Meanwhile, the developments are very dangerous,” “This is also a message of soberness to us- Armenians. We must rely upon ourselves and not expect any international organization to protect our interests,” External link

armradio Thursday, February 9, 2017 5:25:00 PM EAT

David Babayan said : “Azerbaijan’s primary aim is to prevent visits to Artsakh,” External link

armradio Wednesday, February 8, 2017 7:20:00 PM EAT

David Babayan said ( about Alexander Lapshin ) : “Now we see the case of Lapshin, where no one is speaking, no one is condemning. This means that the international organizations are either unable to take steps or are indifferent towards such development. Meanwhile, the developments are very dangerous,” “This is also a message of soberness to us- Armenians. We must rely upon ourselves and not expect any international organization to protect our interests,” External link

armradio Wednesday, February 8, 2017 7:20:00 PM EAT

David Babayan added ( about Alexander Lapshin ) : “They can already see how Baku ‘repaid’ the supply of armaments to Israel. After all, it is no secret that the life of Alexander Lapshin will be under a serious threat in the Azerbaijani prison. Azerbaijan’s actions are first of all a challenge to Israel,” External link

asbarez Wednesday, February 8, 2017 4:22:00 AM EAT

David Babayan said : “There cannot be a return to the borders of 1988 and 1991, because we’ll not be able to ensure our security having Azerbaijan as a neighbor,” External link

asbarez Thursday, January 19, 2017 1:50:00 AM EAT

David Babayan said : “The most important is that Russia and other Minsk Group countries exclude the use of force and stress there is no alternative to a peaceful settlement,” “Besides, we should remember that all issues will be settled only after the status of Nagorno-Karabakh is determined” External link

asbarez Thursday, January 19, 2017 1:50:00 AM EAT

David Babayan said : “Azerbaijan foils any step in that direction, despite the agreements reached in Vienna and St. Petersburg” External link

asbarez Thursday, January 19, 2017 1:50:00 AM EAT

David Babayan told : “The most important is that Russia and other Minsk Group countries exclude the use of force and stress there is no alternative to a peaceful settlement,” External link

armradio Wednesday, January 18, 2017 6:36:00 PM EAT

David Babayan said : “Azerbaijan foil s any step in that direction, despite the agreements reached in Vienna and St. Petersburg” External link

armradio Wednesday, January 18, 2017 6:36:00 PM EAT

David Babayan said ( about Artsakh Republic ) : “the emphasis will be put on the maintenance of stability, as there is no other option at this point” “It is impossible to reach a comprehensive settlement without Artsakh returning to the negotiating table, but there are no prerequisites to believe that this will happen in the near future,” External link

asbarez Wednesday, January 11, 2017 11:33:00 PM EAT

David Babayan said : “It is impossible to reach a comprehensive settlement without Artsakh returning to the negotiating table, but there are no prerequisites to believe that this will happen in the near future,” External link

armradio Tuesday, January 10, 2017 11:22:00 PM EAT

David Babayan said : “The international community is trying to open at least one of the brackets. The criticism of Azerbaijan has grown, the term ‘Nagorno Karabakh Republic is being used by international structures more frequently,” External link

armradio Tuesday, January 10, 2017 11:22:00 PM EAT

David Babayan said : “Azerbaijan continued violating the ceasefire regime firing on average 30-40 shots daily from various firearms. However the situation was overall under control” External link

armenpress Monday, January 9, 2017 1:06:00 PM EAT

David Babayan said : “Sometimes they fire more, sometimes they violate the ceasefire regime relatively to a lesser degree. But we cannot say that the situation is like the period before the 4-day war starting from 2015” External link

armenpress Thursday, December 8, 2016 10:45:00 PM EAT

David Babayan said : “The statement shows that Azerbaijan is a fascist state with an expansionist policy that operates with a psychology of an occupant. This is a behavior characteristic of a criminal We must be strong when dealing with such a state in order to maintain peace and stability and to prevent that epidemic from spreading in the region,” External link

asbarez Wednesday, December 7, 2016 6:12:00 AM EAT

David Babayan said : "The cancellation has nothing to do with Azerbaijan's 'brilliant, careful, monument of worship-turned-diplomatic efforts'," External link

irishsun Saturday, November 19, 2016 11:01:00 PM EAT

David Babayan said : "The cancellation has nothing to do with Azerbaijan's 'brilliant, careful, monument of worship-turned-diplomatic efforts'," External link

panarmenian-en Saturday, November 19, 2016 1:39:00 PM EAT

David Babayan says : “There is no panic mood whatsoever, and can’t be, we are dealing with an abnormal, terrorist state” External link

armenpress Friday, November 11, 2016 6:04:00 PM EAT

David Babayan added : “There is another message here also addressed to internal political adversaries, national minorities. That is, that the Azerbaijani army’s commander is the supreme Khan, and for maintaining power he may use the army to suppress domestic unrest” External link

armenpress Friday, November 11, 2016 6:04:00 PM EAT

David Babayan added : “The international community has also clearly stated that it doesn’t accept the option of war. But this doesn’t mean the Nagorno Karabakh forces are decreasing their vigilance and combat-readiness due to low probability of a large-scale war. The Army is always ready to suppress any aggression and inflict an adequate blow. Azerbaijan understands very well that it’s impossible to terrorize our men who are standing at the borders” External link

armenpress Friday, November 11, 2016 6:04:00 PM EAT

David Babayan said : “It seems like that anti-Armenian propaganda in Azerbaijan is facing some quite serious obstacles. That’s why they report such horrible and false information” External link

armenpress Friday, November 4, 2016 6:58:00 PM EAT

David Babayan said : “Taking into account the failure of the April war blitzkrieg, the Azerbaijani leadership does everything possible to save its face by taking such steps that characterize the criminal. Azerbaijan carries out sabotage attempts, uses snipers thus showing that it exists. Moreover, with such steps Aliyev is trying to receive dividends in the domestic political field thus showing his people how patriot he is. Whereas, in the meantime he continues to rob the Azerbaijanis” External link

armenpress Friday, October 21, 2016 12:30:00 PM EAT

David Babayan noted : “The Azerbaijani authorities should rather give autonomy to the national minorities living in that country,” “Moreover, [they should] do that before the situation turns into a large-scale clash. In the meantime, these nations [in Azerbaijan] are living under a strong pressure, and virtually under the conditions of concentration camps” External link

news-am Tuesday, October 18, 2016 3:46:00 PM EAT

David Babayan said ( about Bako Sahakian ) : "The mediators will meet President Bako Sahakyan later this week," External link

panarmenian-en Tuesday, October 18, 2016 11:05:00 AM EAT

David Babayan said : "We have always stressed that Turkey cannot be a mediator in the conflict, since it is biased. Moreover, Turkey has an obvious pro-Azerbaijani and anti-Armenian position," External link

news-am Saturday, October 15, 2016 7:13:00 PM EAT

David Babayan said : "If Turkey opens the border with Armenia and affects Azerbaijan to open the borders of the NKR, it will be a great example," External link

news-am Saturday, October 15, 2016 7:13:00 PM EAT

David Babayan added : “Time is not working in favor of Azerbaijan,” “An analysis of the recent trends shows that the NKR recognition issue is getting new impetus and entering a new phase” External link

news-am Tuesday, October 11, 2016 3:59:00 PM EAT

David Babayan said : “The people of Azerbaijan saw they are being misled during all these years, simply for multiplying the wealth of the Aliyev clan. In this situation Aliyev attempts to somehow divert the attention of the people by depicting Armenians as the greatest external enemy. By speculating the factor of an external threat, to somehow change the society’s discontent” External link

armenpress Monday, October 10, 2016 3:51:00 PM EAT

David Babayan noted : “Aliyev has appeared in a very unique situation, taking into consideration that the situation in Turkey isn’t stable as well. In this context the Aliyev clan has appeared in a poor situation” External link

armenpress Monday, October 10, 2016 3:51:00 PM EAT

David Babayan said ( about Ilham Aliyev ) : “The sooner Azerbaijan recognizes the NKR’s independence without any precondition, the easier the conflict settlement. Without such recognition it is impossible to achieve significant result towards comprehensive settlement especially when Azerbaijan continues its destructive Nazi policy and wants to achieve a result with ultimatums. When Aliyev speaks about such pressures, it means that the international community is radically revising its approaches towards the Azerbaijani-Karabakh conflict settlement” External link

armenpress Sunday, October 9, 2016 11:07:00 AM EAT

David Babayan said : “It will mean that the resources wasted so many years, the victims and destructions the Azerbaijani President committed only considering his own interests, rather than those of people or state” External link

armenpress Sunday, October 9, 2016 11:07:00 AM EAT

David Babayan said ( about Ilham Aliyev ) : “The sooner Azerbaijan recognizes the NKR’s independence without any precondition, the easier the conflict settlement. Without such recognition it is impossible to achieve significant result towards comprehensive settlement especially when Azerbaijan continues it destructive Nazi policy and wants to achieve a result with ultimatums. When Aliyev speaks about such pressures, it means that the international community is radically revising its approaches towards the Azerbaijani-Karabakh conflict settlement” External link

armenpress Saturday, October 8, 2016 2:58:00 PM EAT

David Babayan said : “It will mean that the resources wasted so many years, the victims and destructions the Azerbaijani President committed only considering his own interests, rather than those of people or state” External link

armenpress Saturday, October 8, 2016 2:58:00 PM EAT

David Babayan said : “Azerbaijan’s nature is such, that being a terrorist state, it will always seek to carry out similar policy. It’s another issue that this state may use any occasion to push this policy forward. There are several developments, which fuel the passions even more, for Azerbaijan to take these steps” External link

armenpress Thursday, October 6, 2016 5:38:00 PM EAT

David Babayan said : “We saw that the leadership attempted to seize any similar development by force. In any case the situation is tense. In addition to this is the serious social situation of the country, decrease of oil prices, cuts in defense budget, and there are issues with benefits and pensions. This kind of plight is created in Azerbaijan. Therefore, the best option is escalating the border situation, in order to divert the society’s attention from domestic developments with the image of an external enemy” External link

armenpress Thursday, October 6, 2016 5:38:00 PM EAT

David Babayan added : “Therefore this discontent must be somehow suppressed, divert the society’s attention by activeness in the Nagorno Karabakh-Azerbaijan line of contact” External link

armenpress Thursday, October 6, 2016 5:38:00 PM EAT

David Babayan said : “We have repeatedly stated that the issues of humanitarian nature should be solved at the last stage of the settlement. Nevertheless, the issue concerns refugees and internally displaced persons, who have already suffered once. We can’t put people’s fates at risk for the second time,” External link

news-am Saturday, September 24, 2016 6:32:00 PM EAT

David Babayan told : “With this statement, the high-ranking UN official is telling Azerbaijan that such shows cannot demonstrate the real picture,” External link

asbarez Friday, September 16, 2016 2:11:00 AM EAT

David Babayan said : “This is a very interesting psychological point. Despite the wording, the manner in which the Azerbaijani media outlets presented the statement proves that Azerbaijan willy nilly recognizes NKR as a state formation,” External link

news-am Wednesday, September 14, 2016 9:40:00 PM EAT

David Babayan said ( about James Warlick ) : “This does not mean, however, that such approach [Warlick’s formula] is acceptable to the Armenian side,” External link

horizonweekly Wednesday, September 14, 2016 5:27:00 PM EAT

David Babayan said : “If we are to speak of the territories, it is then necessary to discuss the territories under Azerbaijan’s control, such as Getashen, Shahumyan, Northern Artsakh and others,” External link

horizonweekly Wednesday, September 14, 2016 5:27:00 PM EAT

David Babayan added : “Security is the most important thing for the people of Nagorno-Karabakh. No status is able to provide security, unless the adversary abandons its fascists rhetoric and the threats to ‘liberate the territories,’ including Zangezur and Yerevan,” External link

horizonweekly Wednesday, September 14, 2016 5:27:00 PM EAT

David Babayan said ( about James Warlick ) : “This does not mean, however, that such approach [Warlick’s formula] is acceptable to the Armenian side,” External link

asbarez Wednesday, September 14, 2016 4:43:00 PM EAT

David Babayan said : “If we are to speak of the territories, it is then necessary to discuss the territories under Azerbaijan’s control, such as Getashen, Shahumyan, Northern Artsakh and others,” External link

asbarez Wednesday, September 14, 2016 4:43:00 PM EAT

David Babayan added : “Security is the most important thing for the people of Nagorno-Karabakh. No status is able to provide security, unless the adversary abandons its fascists rhetoric and the threats to ‘liberate the territories,’ including Zangezur and Yerevan,” External link

asbarez Wednesday, September 14, 2016 4:43:00 PM EAT

David Babayan said ( about James Warlick ) : “This does not mean, however, that such approach [Warlick’s formula] is acceptable to the Armenian side,” External link

asbarez Tuesday, September 13, 2016 2:18:00 AM EAT

David Babayan said : “If we are to speak of the territories, it is then necessary to discuss the territories under Azerbaijan’s control, such as Getashen, Shahumyan, Northern Artsakh and others,” External link

asbarez Tuesday, September 13, 2016 2:18:00 AM EAT

David Babayan added : “Security is the most important thing for the people of Nagorno-Karabakh. No status is able to provide security, unless the adversary abandons its fascists rhetoric and the threats to ‘liberate the territories,’ including Zangezur and Yerevan,” External link

asbarez Tuesday, September 13, 2016 2:18:00 AM EAT

David Babayan noted ( about Azerbaijan When ) : “When discussing the issue of territories, we need to [also] bear in mind the [Armenian] territories under Azerbaijani control: Getashen, Shahumyan, northern Artsakh, etc.,” “The correct [conflict] settlement option is Azerbaijan’s recognition of the independence of the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic. Only then will it be possible to sit at the negotiating table, and discuss the matter of the borders” External link

news-am Monday, September 12, 2016 1:12:00 PM EAT

David Babayan said : “One should understand that there can be no return to the past. Artsakh will never refuse from its status and will not allow its security system to weaken,” External link

armradio Monday, August 29, 2016 5:54:00 PM EAT

David Babayan said : “In fact, here we can see components of hybrid war. Starting from the April four-day war the world’s prominent media have paid a special attention on Nagorno Karabakh. A number of famous media were publishing various information and materials on Nagorno Karabakh. This process accelerated especially after the four-day war. Recently, the major Argentine TV company has dedicated extensive reports on Nagorno Karabakh. The leading Ukrainian TV channels also report on Nagorno Karabakh. We see this in Russia, the US, the French media. And recently the newspaper of the French Parliament has published the interview with the NKR President on its website which is a great political achievement” External link

armenpress Monday, August 22, 2016 6:14:00 PM EAT

David Babayan said : “In general, Azerbaijan’s activity is not directly linked with any circumstances; Azerbaijan’s behavior in the border shows its real essence. Azerbaijan is a terrorist, fascist state, and such state must act in that way. It is a one type of disease diagnosis. But there are also certain developments which more contribute to that behavior. And this time I think that their activities in the border are connected with the constitutional reforms which are being held in Azerbaijan” External link

asbarez Tuesday, July 26, 2016 10:06:00 PM EAT

David Babayan said : “In general, Azerbaijan’s activity is not directly linked with any circumstances, Azerbaijan’s behavior in the border shows its real essence. Azerbaijan is a terrorist, fascist state, and such state must act in that way. It is a one type of disease diagnosis. But there are also certain developments which more contribute to that behavior. And this time I think that their activities in the border is connected with the constitutional reforms which are being held in Azerbaijan” External link

oratert-en Tuesday, July 26, 2016 2:15:00 PM EAT

David Babayan said : “Azerbaijan insists on the phased option which is a form of delaying the process, seeking to obtain a more advantageous position. If Azerbaijan is trying to show that it is interested in the conflict settlement and doesn’t see any option than the phased one, it must recognize the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic’s independence; we will also recognize Azerbaijan and will sit around the negotiation table to discuss various issues. There is no other option. Karabakh’s independence must be recognized, the complete negotiation format must be restored, and time will show the rest. At the same time everyone must understand one thing: there cannot be a return to the past, in terms of the borders as well,” External link

asbarez Wednesday, July 13, 2016 10:11:00 PM EAT

David Babayan said : “Taking into account that currently discussions are being held over implementation of mechanisms, I think that this statement is associated with it since at this stage we do not see any step by Azerbaijan towards the comprehensive settlement. Quite the contrary, the destructive statements still continue. They hinder the process of the implementation of these mechanisms, but they do not openly talk about it. Thus, we should wait and work towards the implementation of these mechanisms,” External link

asbarez Wednesday, July 13, 2016 10:11:00 PM EAT

David Babayan said : “Azerbaijan insists on the phased option which is a form of delaying the process, seeking to obtain a more advantageous position. If Azerbaijan is trying to show that it is interested in the conflict settlement and doesn’t see any option than the phased one, it must recognize the NKR’s independence, we will also recognize Azerbaijan and will sit around the negotiation table to discuss various issues. There is no other option. The NKR’s independence must be recognized, the complete negotiation format must be restored, and the time will show the rest. At the same time everyone must understand one thing, there cannot be a return to the past, in terms of the borders as well” External link

oratert-en Wednesday, July 13, 2016 12:15:00 PM EAT

David Babayan said : “They should understand in Moscow that Russian weapons sold to Azerbaijan are used against Armenian civilian settlements,” External link

asbarez Tuesday, July 12, 2016 9:58:00 PM EAT

David Babayan said : “This cannot fail to worry the Armenian side and Artsakh (Karabakh) in particular,” External link

asbarez Tuesday, July 12, 2016 9:58:00 PM EAT

David Babayan said : "Who have they liberated the territory from? If they were cleaning the land from weed plants during their aggression against Karabakh, then they probably liberated the territory from the weed plants. It is no secret that Azerbaijan has always been distorting facts. Even in the Soviet times, according to Azerbaijani documents, the cotton yield in Azerbaijan was higher that the cotton yield of Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan rolled into one. I qualify such statements of Baku as one more provocation and an attempt to legitimize its power in its own society's eyes," External link

ArmInfoPolitics-en Tuesday, July 12, 2016 2:41:00 PM EAT

David Babayan told : “Normal people could not have done such things,” External link

asbarez Friday, July 1, 2016 9:32:00 PM EAT

David Babayan said : "Although the arrangements made are of technical nature so far, we think that this will become a beginning of the peace process," External link

ArmInfoPolitics-en Wednesday, June 22, 2016 3:24:00 PM EAT

David Babayan said : "At a certain stage of implementing the arrangements made, Azerbaijan will try to create obstacles to the full introduction of the investigation mechanisms," External link

ArmInfoPolitics-en Wednesday, June 22, 2016 3:24:00 PM EAT

David Babayan said : "However, I think it will be harder for Azerbaijan to keep his mask of a pacifist at the same time deceiving the world community," External link

ArmInfoPolitics-en Wednesday, June 22, 2016 3:24:00 PM EAT

David Babayan said : “We have always said that this is a new direction for the conflict resolution process, which for some reason has been ignored for many years. I am speaking about the confidence building measures, such as enhancement of mechanisms to detect ceasefire violations that would identify the provoking side,” External link

asbarez Wednesday, June 22, 2016 12:07:00 AM EAT

David Babayan said : “A country that violates international treaties can easily violate bilateral, trilateral or multilateral agreements. Therefore, we should be patient. This is a long process,” External link

asbarez Wednesday, June 22, 2016 12:07:00 AM EAT

David Babayan said : “We have always said that this is a new direction of the conflict settlement, which for some reasons has been ignored for many years. I speak about the confidence building measures, such as elaboration of mechanisms allowing to detect the ceasefire violation cases and bring the guilty side to responsibility” External link

oratert-en Tuesday, June 21, 2016 12:29:00 PM EAT

David Babayan said : “Now we need to wait. Of course, it will be difficult to expect a rapid settlement of the conflict when dealing with Azerbaijan, since Azerbaijan, being the country that regularly violates the ceasefire regime, will do its best to impede the process. Even now it does the same, by conducting military exercises without informing respective agencies about the weapons used and their quantity. A country that violates international treaties can easily violate also bilateral, trilateral or multilateral agreements. Therefore, we should keep patience. This is a long lasting process” External link

oratert-en Tuesday, June 21, 2016 12:29:00 PM EAT

David Babayan noted : “But the most important thing mentioned is that there is no alternative to the peaceful settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict,” External link

news-am Monday, June 20, 2016 10:39:00 PM EAT

David Babayan concluded : “The most important thing is that a start has been made and it is necessary to exert every effort for its continuation,” External link

news-am Monday, June 20, 2016 10:39:00 PM EAT

David Babayan noted : “There are both positive and negative aspects in the statement by the representative of the Azerbaijani side,” External link

news-am Saturday, June 18, 2016 2:49:00 PM EAT

David Babayan said : “The Azerbaijani authorities must automatically return Arsen Baghdasaryan to [his] homeland,” “We [i.e. Artsakh] always return soldiers and civilians who accidentally have passed into our side. The [Azerbaijani] treatment of Baghdasaryan is a most blatant violation of human rights and moral values. Especially, the proposing of the exchange of criminals with an innocent person is the pinnacle of cynicism” External link

news-am Saturday, June 18, 2016 2:49:00 PM EAT

David Babayan said ( about Samvel Babayan ) : “Do you think Defense Minister is a head of a village who is elected? Laws must be respected. Do we live in 1917? And do not confuse this with Bolshevik Revolution [in 1917] when commanders were elected. What do they mean by saying they demand that Samvel Babayan be appointed Defense Minister? That demand will naturally produce no results since it’s a provocation,” External link

a1plus Monday, June 6, 2016 3:45:00 PM EAT

David Babayan says : "had better think of a castle in the air rather than hoping for those lands," External link

ArmInfoPolitics-en Wednesday, June 1, 2016 5:21:00 PM EAT

David Babayan says ( about Novruz Mammadov ) : "Mammadov just used the surname of the Armenian president, hinting at the Azerbaijani president," External link

ArmInfoPolitics-en Wednesday, June 1, 2016 5:21:00 PM EAT

David Babayan says : "It is no secret that since the early 1990s Azerbaijan has been actively arming its forces. The flaws have recently been much spoken about, but I do not want to politicize this issue. There are flaws in all military actions. There were flaws during the First World War and during the Second World War. There were also some shortcomings in the arming and training of the Soviet troops. We saw the Azerbaijani flaws during the April war - their blitzkrieg failed and the Azerbaijani military doctrine prove to a complete failure," External link

ArmInfoPolitics-en Wednesday, June 1, 2016 3:11:00 PM EAT

David Babayan added : “And then it becomes difficult to restrain it,” “The four-day events likewise were a consequence of such a policy. (…) We are against the international community taking such steps; this is a litmus paper, in some sense” External link

news-am Friday, May 27, 2016 2:32:00 PM EAT

David Babayan said : “They did the same thing in Shushi and other places. They say waste of Armenian nuclear power plant are buried in Karvachar, but, of course, it is not true, but we understand with such means they want to create basis for them to be able to poison our rivers as well” External link

armenpress Friday, May 27, 2016 1:29:00 PM EAT

David Babayan said : “We have repeatedly stated that by pursuing such a policy, the international community and a number of civilized states in fact encourage aggression,” “For a state like Azerbaijan that shuts the RFE/RL and OSCE offices, heroizes the murderer who killed a sleeping Armenian officer with an axe, honors people that disfigure dead bodies and behead elderly people hosting the European Games, Global Forum of the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations is nothing but disgrace” External link

panarmenian-en Friday, May 27, 2016 1:06:00 PM EAT

David Babayan added : “Azerbaijan shows restraint during the events, whereas curbing Baku’s aggression requires tremendous efforts afterwards,” “Those supporting terrorists will some day become their victims” External link

panarmenian-en Friday, May 27, 2016 1:06:00 PM EAT

David Babayan said : “We have announced many times that through this kind of policy the international community and a number of civilized states are encouraging the aggressor. A country where the Radio Liberty shuts down, the OSCE Office shuts down, where a murderer who has killed a sleeping Armenian soldier in Budapest is being named a national hero, where people who mutilate corpses, elderly become national heroes, and the European Games, the UN forum is being held there is just an embarrassment, nothing else” External link

oratert-en Friday, May 27, 2016 12:14:00 PM EAT

David Babayan said : “The 4 day war is the result of similar policy. Moreover, representatives of some states announce Azerbaijan is the tolerant cradle of civilizations. We are against the international community’s similar steps. In some way it is a litmus paper - who support terrorists, someday those terrorists will head to their homes” External link

oratert-en Friday, May 27, 2016 12:14:00 PM EAT

David Babayan said : “We have announced many times that through this kind of policy the international community and a number of civilized states are encouraging the aggressor. A country where the Radio Liberty shuts down, the OSCE Office shuts down, where a murderer who has killed a sleeping Armenian soldier in Budapest is being named a national hero, where people who mutilate corpses, elderly become national heroes, and the European Games, the UN forum is being held there is just an embarrassment, nothing else” External link

armenpress Friday, May 27, 2016 11:28:00 AM EAT

David Babayan said : “The 4 day war is the result of similar policy. Moreover, representatives of some states announce Azerbaijan is the tolerant cradle of civilizations. We are against the international community’s similar steps. In some way it is a litmus paper - who support terrorists, someday those terrorists will head to their homes” External link

armenpress Friday, May 27, 2016 11:28:00 AM EAT

David Babayan said : “The situation is calm in the border, of course, everything is in comparison. If we try to compare it with the days of the 4 day war, it is incomparable, since it was a large-scale war. Since 2014 the situation is much calmer” External link

armenpress Friday, May 27, 2016 10:14:00 AM EAT

David Babayan said : "Most of the lost territories, I repeat, most of them, not all, were in the buffer zone" External link

ArmInfoPolitics-en Tuesday, May 24, 2016 4:02:00 PM EAT

David Babayan added : “We [i.e. the NKR] shall be engaged in the talks from beginning to end,” “That is, to the exchange of views, working on documents, signing of the agreements of this nature, and their implementation” External link

news-am Saturday, May 21, 2016 4:04:00 PM EAT

David Babayan said : “There is always shooting this is the enemy’s style,” External link

panarmenian-en Friday, March 20, 2015 3:58:00 PM EAT

David Babayan said : “There is always shooting this is the enemy’s style,” External link

panorama-am-en Friday, March 20, 2015 1:03:00 PM EAT

David Babayan said : “It is a fact that the Azerbaijani side is constantly violating the ceasefire regime during the past 2-3 days,” External link

panorama-am-en Thursday, March 19, 2015 4:16:00 PM EAT

David Babayan said : “Although it was indirectly said, it is clear that the conflict cannot be settled without Nagorno Karabakh’s participation. We consider this statement an important one,” External link

panarmenian-en Friday, March 13, 2015 2:11:00 PM EAT

David Babayan said : “Practice has proved that the conflict is impossible to settle without Artsakh’s participation. It is Azerbaijan’s position rather than that of the OSCE Minsk Group that prevents Artsakh from participating in the negotiations,” “All sober-minded people especially diplomats - are well aware of the need for restoring a full format” External link

panarmenian-en Friday, March 13, 2015 2:11:00 PM EAT

David Babayan said : “Maintaining the ceasefire, peace and stability is progress. We should not consider the conflict settled. We should have the most realistic view preserving peace and stability in the region, and this is actually the aim of all the meetings,” External link

panarmenian-en Friday, March 13, 2015 2:11:00 PM EAT

David Babayan said : “We showed the best humanism by not lynching the saboteurs. We proved their guilt in a transparent trial, in conformity with democratic standards” External link

panarmenian-en Friday, March 13, 2015 2:11:00 PM EAT

David Babayan said : “Although it was indirectly said, it is clear that the conflict cannot be settled without Nagorno Karabakh’s participation. We consider this statement an important one,” External link

panarmenian-en Friday, March 13, 2015 1:08:00 PM EAT

David Babayan said : “Practice has proved that the conflict is impossible to settle without Artsakh’s participation. It is Azerbaijan’s position rather than that of the OSCE Minsk Group that prevents Artsakh from participating in the negotiations,” “All sober-minded people especially diplomats - are well aware of the need for restoring a full format” External link

panarmenian-en Friday, March 13, 2015 1:08:00 PM EAT

David Babayan said : “Maintaining the ceasefire, peace and stability is progress. We should not consider the conflict settled. We should have the most realistic view preserving peace and stability in the region, and this is actually the aim of all the meetings,” External link

panarmenian-en Friday, March 13, 2015 1:08:00 PM EAT

David Babayan said : “We showed the best humanism by not lynching the saboteurs. We proved their guilt in a transparent trial, in conformity with democratic standards” External link

panarmenian-en Friday, March 13, 2015 1:08:00 PM EAT

David Babayan said : "Their trial was transparent and open for mass media and NGOs. So, we must respect the court's verdict," External link

ArmInfoPolitics-en Wednesday, February 25, 2015 2:05:00 PM EAT

David Babayan said : “I think that the following took place: during some meetings with the US co-chair or other representatives in Azerbaijan, they asked that Americans raise this issue. Because I do not think that it is in the interests of the United States to show concern about the life or destiny of the saboteurs and terrorists, especially when they face no danger. These people are in prison and their guilt was proved in the process of transparent and democratic procedure” External link

armenpress Tuesday, February 24, 2015 3:58:00 PM EAT

David Babayan told : “I don’t think it is possible; we have already voiced our position,” External link

panarmenian-en Tuesday, February 24, 2015 3:30:00 PM EAT

David Babayan said ( about Bako Sahakian ) : "Their guilt was proved during the trial and they confessed and addressed a petition for commutation to NKR President Bako Sahakyan. Stepanakert has already displayed good will and 'human gesture' by avoiding reprisal against the raiders and launching an open and transparent trial like any civilized country would do," External link

ArmInfoPolitics-en Tuesday, February 24, 2015 1:06:00 PM EAT

David Babayan said ( about Bako Sahakian ) : "Their guilt was proved during the trial and they confessed and addressed a petition for commutation to NKR President Bako Sahakyan. Stepanakert has already displayed good will and 'human gesture' by avoiding reprisal against the raiders and launching an open and transparent trial like any civilized country would do," External link

ArmInfoPolitics-en Friday, February 20, 2015 4:37:00 PM EAT

David Babayan said : “I think the U.S. should take appropriate steps aimed at deterring Azerbaijan’s provocative actions,” External link

panorama-am-en Wednesday, February 11, 2015 3:34:00 PM EAT

David Babayan said ( about Ilham Aliyev ) : “Aliyev uses only those clauses that are advantageous to him. His speech showed once again that we are dealing with an unbalanced neighbor who cannot be relied on. Azerbaijan is an unpredictable country,” External link

panorama-am-en Wednesday, February 11, 2015 3:34:00 PM EAT

David Babayan said ( about House ) : “The change of an ambassador may result in some changes in Armenian-American relations, even in some changes in the work with Artsakh, but I don’t think the changes will be serious. The new ambassador already made a statement concerning the Karabakh conflict settlement and the Armenian Genocide. I believe that very good statements have been made and they will develop the bilateral relations in a new direction. Yet I do not expect drastic changes. The embassy plays a great, but not decisive role. The role of the White House is decisive,” External link

panorama-am-en Wednesday, February 11, 2015 3:34:00 PM EAT

David Babayan ajouté : “Qu’est ce que l’Artsakh a à voir avec les développements politiques internes, le changement régime dans la République d’Arménie” External link

armenews Tuesday, February 3, 2015 7:45:00 PM EAT

David Babayan says : "The police were trying to hinder the clashes and had to resort to relevant measures to prevent the situation from heating up. Unfortunately, some people received injuries, but their life is out of danger" External link

ArmInfoPolitics-en Monday, February 2, 2015 6:21:00 PM EAT



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David Babayan wrote ( about Artsakh Republic ) : “It has been 13 years since I have led the Information department at the President’s Office of the Artsakh Republic - a structure that was responsible for the information policy of our state,” External link

panorama-am-en Tuesday, May 26, 2020 6:15:00 PM EAT

David Babayan added : “The information front especially for our country, which is in unresolved conflict, is of strategic importance. I had the honor to head the department for the past years, be one of the frontrunners of the information war, serve to my people and the Fatherland,” External link

panorama-am-en Tuesday, May 26, 2020 6:15:00 PM EAT

David Babayan said : “For us, the red lines are the following: in terms of status, there can be no return to the past, that is Artsakh cannot be in any relationship with Azerbaijan except for being a neighboring, equal state. We cannot consider any possibility of being a part of Azerbaijan,” External link

news-am Monday, March 16, 2020 8:23:00 PM EAT

David Babayan said ( about David Babayan ) : “The extraordinary congress and session of the Artsakh Conservative Party was held today," Babayan said on Wednesday, February 5. "The party will participate in parliamentary and presidential elections and nominate its leader Davit Babayan as a candidate,” External link

panarmenian-en Wednesday, February 5, 2020 3:44:00 PM EAT

David Babayan added : “The CPA will publish the list of its candidates for parliamentary elections as well as will make public its decision on the format of participating in the presidential election. We are always open to public opinion, especially on the format of the presidential election,” External link

panorama-am-en Saturday, January 18, 2020 5:02:00 PM EAT

David Babayan remarked : "Where do they want to return? If they consider Karabakh the territory of Azerbaijan, then they need not return, they are already in the territory of Azerbaijan. If they want to be citizens of the Artsakh Republic, then this is a matter of negotiation" "We are not against this idea, but to implement it, two basic preconditions must be fulfilled: the settlement of all political issues in advance, before we proceed to discuss humanitarian issues. This is a mutual recognition by Azerbaijan and Artsakh of each other, the borders fixing. Refugees can return only after the settlement of all political issues and on a mutual basis. That is, there can be no return of Azerbaijani refugees without the return of Armenian refugees to Baku and other settlements of Azerbaijan. If this does not happen, no one-way action will have any effect. In this regard, there can be no one-sided steps," External link

news-am Monday, December 30, 2019 4:50:00 PM EAT

David Babayan said : “These are the links of the same chain,” “If we let [them] goand since returning [them] means that we actually are letting go of terroristsit means that we are accepting and forgetting what happened to Gurgen Margaryan. Visits of politicians to the graves of those killed will be utter fraud. What [Azerbaijanis Dilham] Askerov and [Shahbaz] Guliyev have done is equal to what Ramil Safarov did. By releasing them, we reconcile with what he has done, we accept and forget about crimes against humanity that have no statute of limitations” External link

news-am Thursday, October 3, 2019 3:22:00 PM EAT

David Babayan said : “We think that the solution to the conflict first of all should ensure our security, and secondly, there will be no temptation for anyone to reconsider that solution,” External link

news-am Saturday, September 21, 2019 4:59:00 PM EAT

David Babayan noted ( about Artsakh Republic ) : “Artsakh has left the negotiation process as a result of Aliyev's policy and Azerbaijan's policy. If Azerbaijan does not want to hold talks with us, it is their decision, but there will be no resolution with talks” External link

news-am Saturday, September 21, 2019 4:59:00 PM EAT

David Babayan said ( about Artsakh Republic ) : “The letter [about the proposed deal] was addressed to Armenia. Yerevan is expected to send a response at the same time, indicating to the right of Artsakh as an independent and sovereign party,” External link

panorama-am-en Saturday, September 21, 2019 4:03:00 PM EAT

David Babayan said : “Let us assume they are freed and back to Azerbaijan. The consequences will be serious. First of all how we can look into the eyes of the Tsakalyan’s family members knowing their children were slaughtered by those saboteurs. How we should look into the eyes of other people, what explanations we should give to them. Furthermore, the handover will be a major blow to our statehood,” External link

panorama-am-en Saturday, September 21, 2019 4:03:00 PM EAT

David Babayan said ( about Artsakh Republic ) : “This is a blow to Artsakh and may undermine our statehood. When the saboteurs are back they would probably inspire thousands of murderers and saboteurs as potential perpetrators would know there is impunity for their actions to come and conduct terrorist attacks in Yerevan, Stepanakert and elsewhere,” External link

panorama-am-en Saturday, September 21, 2019 4:03:00 PM EAT

David Babayan said ( about Ramil Safarov ) : “They [Azerbaijanis] paid to Hungary to get the convicted killer Ramil Safarov home, and no one recalls the story today. They suggest to release the criminals, no one cares. Letters addressed to international structures on September 11 when the world mourns the September 11 victims and again no word is uttered on this case. Where are the human rights activists, who voice concerns on other occasions? Why aren’t they speaking against this? We should protect the dignity of our statehood and respect the spilt blood,” External link

panorama-am-en Saturday, September 21, 2019 4:03:00 PM EAT

David Babayan noted : “As for Askerov and Guliyev, these individuals committed serious crimes, including the murder of a minor. They were convicted by a court in an open trial with the participation of international observers, human rights activists, and the media,” External link

news-am Thursday, September 19, 2019 12:09:00 PM EAT

David Babayan told : “The appeal to international organizations, as follows from the statement, was sent on September 11. Thus, the Azerbaijani side subconsciously gives out its terrorist aspirations - cynically on the day when the whole world celebrates the anniversary of the terrifying terrorist act to demand the return of terrorists,” External link

news-am Thursday, September 19, 2019 12:09:00 PM EAT

David Babayan said : “They are obliged to release these people, this is a requirement of all possible conventions and international norms,” External link

news-am Thursday, September 19, 2019 12:09:00 PM EAT

David Babayan said ( about Ara Papian ) : “Today I read Ara Papyan’s Facebook post in which he claims that the issue of exploitation of the Amulsar gold mine is the most important issue for the Armenian people. According to Papyan, the Armenian people can live without Artsakh, but not without water. There are three kinds of Armenians who can allow themselves to make such statements Armenians who don’t have sufficient knowledge to make judgments on such important issues, Armenians who have psychological disorders and Armenians who undermine Armenian statehood,” External link

news-am Thursday, August 22, 2019 8:35:00 PM EAT

David Babayan said : “When the Prime Minister of Armenia was talking about the idea of unification, he was implying the ideals of the nation and that which all Armenians of the world are aspiring to achieve. This doesn’t imply dismantling of the statehood of Artsakh. All us Armenians want reunification, and we’re not hiding it. However, we also need to take into consideration the global, regional and geopolitical factors. From the perspective of those factors, the two Armenian states are strengthening their positions, and this allows to resist many challenges effectively. As for Azerbaijan, it’s trying to present these statements in its favor for its dishonest goals, overlooking the other ideas that Pashinyan expressed in regard to democracy in Artsakh,” External link

news-am Tuesday, August 6, 2019 5:56:00 PM EAT

David Babayan stated : “It is necessary to speak roughly and sincerely about this because we attach importance to the relations with Europe and accept Europe as a fraternal territory in the sense of spirit and common civilization,” External link

news-am Wednesday, July 10, 2019 9:54:00 PM EAT

David Babayan noted ( about Donald Tusk ) : “Tusk needs to remember the right of nations to self-determination in order to maintain balance. These are principles that are equal to each other, and there is nothing mentioned about who is right or who is to blame. However, the attempts to set aside one principle and forget about other principles entail bias,” External link

news-am Wednesday, July 10, 2019 9:54:00 PM EAT

David Babayan said : “Artsakh has the moral right to give a coarse response to this. The people of Artsakh have been fighting and shedding blood for their rights for more than 100 years already. Nagorno-Karabakh is a pioneer in the fight for human rights and has made contributions for the protection of European values, not less than the member states of the European Union,” External link

news-am Wednesday, July 10, 2019 9:54:00 PM EAT

David Babayan said : “Our enemies are the same and their wishes remain unchanged – they are the elimination of Artsakh and even Armenia, if possible,” External link

arka-am-en Tuesday, June 18, 2019 12:47:00 PM EAT

David Babayan said : ''On the other hand, though, this is only just one layer, as there are other developments we shouldn't ever forget, particularly the highest level of Armenophobia in Azerbaijan. We see the kind of aggression in the media, as well as on the political arena.'' External link

tert Monday, June 17, 2019 11:04:00 AM EAT

David Babayan concluded ( about Henrik Mkhitaryan ) : “Instead, a large-scale sporting event [the UEFA Europa League final] is being held in Azerbaijan, [but] in which they [the Azerbaijani authorities] don’t allow Armenians to participate,” “There were decent people who refused to go to Baku [for this football match]. But, overall, the international community remains silent toward Azerbaijan’s Nazist rhetoric. The discrimination against [Arsenal’s Armenian] fans and the best response to the situation when [Armenia international and Arsenal midfielder] Henrikh Mkhitaryan had to decline from participation in the tournament should have been the decision to cancel the game in Baku” External link

news-am Saturday, May 25, 2019 1:41:00 PM EAT

David Babayan noted : “Besides the fact that the military exercises were not declared, which is itself a violation of the commitments assumed before the OSCE, the topic has sparked attention. During the military exercises, it was told that the next step is the seizure of Shushi. Of course, this attest to the fact that Azerbaijan is extremely cut off from the reality, but we need to be extremely alert,” External link

news-am Wednesday, May 22, 2019 7:07:00 PM EAT

David Babayan said : “We have one homeland, two statesTwo different states have their own structure, their own political forces. It is normal and normal not to interfere as the consequences can be dangerous,” External link

news-am Monday, May 20, 2019 8:50:00 PM EAT

David Babayan said : “We’ve never been an aggressor, but if needed we will shift the warfare into the enemy’s territory and will impose peace. It’s another thing that we do not adopt such strategy, because we are not aggressors or terrorists, but if needed we must fight against aggressors and terrorists with force,” External link

armenpress Saturday, May 11, 2019 2:04:00 PM EAT

David Babayan said : “We need to achieve historical reconciliation. Before that, it is impossible to expect progress. However, this can take years, and for that, the army must always be ready,” External link

news-am Thursday, May 9, 2019 8:30:00 PM EAT

David Babayan concluded : “Of course, we can resist by being united and strengthening the army and leading the right geopolitics, drawing together with friendly countries - Russia, Iran, the United States, European countries. Even the symbolic presence of the Russian base neutralizes the Turkish factor,” External link

news-am Thursday, May 9, 2019 6:40:00 PM EAT

David Babayan stated : “One of Azerbaijan’s plans was to seize a couple of hectares of land. Baku wanted to eliminate Stepanakert and seize Meghri on April 24. It’s obvious that these plans were going to fail. The blitzkrieg failed completely,” External link

news-am Thursday, May 9, 2019 6:40:00 PM EAT

David Babayan said : “A respective consistent work has been carried out, and the fact that we reached this victory is very important. Moreover, this has taken place on April 24 which is quite symbolic. This is the best response to the genocidal policy that Artsakh is recognized by the international community, the civilized states. This is a great victory for us. We thank all those who have been involved in this work, we also thank the brotherly people of Colorado and the MPs. This is a really great victory and at the same time obliging for us to continue this policy. I think there will also be other victories. We should understand one thing clearly: if we are united and carry out right work, everything is possible” External link

armenpress Thursday, April 25, 2019 11:09:00 AM EAT

David Babayan said : “They would allow to strengthen the ceasefire regime and reduce the number of violations. In particular, the withdrawal of snipers from the border, the exclusion of ceasefire violations during national, international and religious holidays. Azerbaijan hasn’t reacted to this in any way, moreover, it further aggravated the violations” External link

armenpress Tuesday, April 16, 2019 6:04:00 PM EAT

David Babayan said : “We have raised this issue many times both to the co-chairs and other international organizations in order to give solution to this issue, but no result was achieved because Baku hasn’t taken any step forward. But now if there is any chance to implement any program on this direction, that’s positive, but knowing Azerbaijan quite well, we are a little skeptical. However, this doesn’t mean that one should not try” External link

armenpress Tuesday, April 16, 2019 6:04:00 PM EAT

David Babayan said : “There are only 2 Azerbaijanis kept in detention in the territory of Artsakh. Both are terrorists and criminals. They are the members of the criminal group that penetrated into the territory of Artsakh years ago and killed people. But those people have the opportunity to contact with their relatives periodically via Skype or other means. And if Azerbaijan does not ban our compatriots to go and see their relatives, Artsakh is ready to allow. If it’s reciprocal, Artsakh is ready. We have nothing to be afraid of or hiding” External link

armenpress Monday, April 15, 2019 9:08:00 PM EAT

David Babayan said : “I assess the meeting satisfactory. We have always said that we highlight such meetings in terms of ensuring peace and stability in the region and continuation of the negotiation process. The agreements of this meeting were very interesting. Some of the ideas official Stepanakert raised for years. Nearly 11 years ago official Stepanakert presented a package to the Co-chairs as key acts for the preservation of stability. They were highly assessed by the Co-chairs, but Azerbaijan took no steps. And it’s very interesting and very good that now, this concrete idea has been included in the proposals of the Co-chairs” External link

armenpress Monday, April 15, 2019 9:08:00 PM EAT

David Babayan said : "He made a very interesting explanation concerning the Golan Heights. He said that there was aggression and from the point of view of defense, when a country is confronted by aggression by an enemy country, that country has the right to self-defense and that self-defense can be manifested by the change of borders. In this case, the change of borders is legitimized. This is a very important statement, " "In this case, this is a very important argument for us that we should use. In fact, Azerbaijan has acted aggressively towards Artsakh, has begun a large-scale war, and as a result borders have been changed. So, the change of these borders is legitimate. This is actually the case with the US Secretary of State and President's lips. This is, in fact, a message, the vision of the US superpower. We have to take this into account, and during such discussions, we will definitely put forward such ideas, " External link

news-am Sunday, April 14, 2019 2:13:00 AM EAT

David Babayan said : "There are also some critical ideas about PACE that the position of this organization has also contributed to Azerbaijan's aggressive behavior. Right after that Council of Europe Secretary General Thorbjorn Jagland announced that he should give a new impetus to relations with Artsakh and similar states and noted that Human Rights Commissioner Dunja Mijatović should pay attention to that issue, " External link

news-am Sunday, April 14, 2019 2:13:00 AM EAT

David Babayan said : "If there is a wish to come, we will just welcome that approach. When people come and see the barbaric country of Azerbaijan and Artsakh, which has chosen the path of democracy, they make conclusions, " External link

news-am Sunday, April 14, 2019 2:13:00 AM EAT

David Babayan said : “Our position is the same: there is no return to the past, either be it border or status. We have paid an extremely high price,” External link

news-am Saturday, March 9, 2019 10:23:00 PM EAT

David Babayan said ( about Artsakh Republic ) : “Yes, this is a fact, but we must review the situation not only from this point of view," Babayab said, noting that it is necessary to examine how many military exercises Azerbaijan held in 2018". Artsakh and Armenia are naturally the target of the announced large-scale exercises. That is, we are really dealing with a fascist and Nazi country, which did not abandon its perfidious, inhuman plans. We are not going to be scared, we will continue to develop and strengthen our country, increase the combat capability of our army, and conduct correct geopolitics. This is the key to resisting such aggression, ” External link

news-am Saturday, March 9, 2019 2:34:00 AM EAT

David Babayan wrote : "In domestic political life, we do not oppose anyone and do not consider anyone as enemy. Moreover, any division or polarization in society is unacceptable to us. Our greatest strength lies in our unity," External link

arka-am-en Tuesday, February 26, 2019 4:13:00 PM EAT

David Babayan told ( about Artsakh Republic ) : “The co-chairs always normally visit the Artsakh Republic as part of their regional tours. There are exceptions, certainly, when they do not come due to weather conditions, etc. Also, the visit thematic may be among the reasons that they are not coming this time,” External link

tert Thursday, February 21, 2019 1:12:00 PM EAT

David Babayan said : “That person had announced from the beginning that he doesn’t wish to return to Azerbaijan, [and] therefore he will leave for a third country,” “But we can’t say which country, since the Azerbaijani side could pursue him in the future” External link

news-am Tuesday, February 5, 2019 6:46:00 PM EAT

David Babayan noted : "I think if the Armenian and Azerbaijani people are fated to continue to remain neighbors, this position must be changed" External link

news-am Thursday, January 31, 2019 6:49:00 PM EAT

David Babayan said : “Artsakh has always welcomed any such meetings in a sense that they enable to maintain the continuation of the negotiation process and contribute to the preservation of stability and peace in the region. We don’t imagine that any anti-Artsakh decision can be made [during the meetings]” External link

armenpress Wednesday, January 23, 2019 6:03:00 PM EAT

David Babayan said : “The quantity of violations has dropped abruptly from the Azerbaijan side. Overall the border situation is stable. We welcome this, but on the other hand the adversary has not revised its policy that it based on hostility. It [Azerbaijan] continues its anti-Armenian policy in all spheres. They carried out the most massive military exercises in their history in 2018,” External link

armenpress Wednesday, January 23, 2019 3:41:00 PM EAT

David Babayan said : “Let us first note, that the point is about preparing people for peace not yet for the peace agreement. This is important as peace itself is a quite comprehensive concept. It is hard to set deadlines as those deadlines would itself mean compulsion. We cannot accept compulsion, as the Co-Chairs have numerously voiced about their role of being mediators not judges. The official position of Stepanakert is that no peace is ever possible without establishing the respective atmosphere for that. Armenophobia has explicitly been at the heart of Azerbaijani policy over the past 30 years. How can we imagine a comprehensive settlement under these conditions? Azerbaijani approach on the settlement is mostly about occupying Artsakh. To speak about preparing for peace implies getting rid of Nazism, understand that revenge may lead to unforeseeable consequences. They [Azerbaijanis] should be able to live and work side by side with us as neighbors and therefore refuse from belligerent rhetoric,” External link

panorama-am-en Friday, January 18, 2019 8:49:00 PM EAT

David Babayan concluded : “Azerbaijan often says something and acts in a completely different way. We should never lose our vigilance. While continuing the talks, we should strengthen our army, as the Artsakh fate determines the fate if Armenian statehood,” External link

panorama-am-en Friday, January 18, 2019 8:49:00 PM EAT

David Babayan added ( about Ramil Safarov ) : “Azerbaijanis slaughtered Armenians in Artsakh, Baku and Sumgait which were stripped of their Armenian population and later had to fight a large-scale war imposed on them. Today, we are an independent state and have passed through the April war. What is the logic for an independent country to refuse its status, security guarantees and follow the Azerbaijani whims? Following this logic, we can expect them to appoint Ramil Safarov (ax-murderer of an Armenian army lieutenant) as a governor in Karabakh. This is impossible,” External link

panorama-am-en Wednesday, December 26, 2018 3:52:00 PM EAT

David Babayan noted ( about Elmar Mammadyarov ) : “Mammadyarov’s statements can be assessed in no other way but another manifestation of the destructive position of Baku,” External link

news-am Tuesday, December 25, 2018 1:13:00 PM EAT

David Babayan said : “One thing is clear we should never forget about the anti-Armenian policy of Azerbaijan. We should never lose our vigilance and need to preserve the high level of our combat readiness,” External link

panorama-am-en Wednesday, December 19, 2018 5:38:00 PM EAT

David Babayan told : “The Stepanakert authorities have certainly always hailed any meeting between representatives of Armenia and Azerbaijan, as we treat it as a phenomenon ensuring an ongoing peace process and a negotiated conflict settlement,” External link

tert Wednesday, December 19, 2018 5:31:00 PM EAT

David Babayan noted : “Of course, it would be ideal to withdraw the military divisions all along the border with Armenia and the Line of Contact with Artsakh; but that’s from the fantasy domain,” External link

news-am Wednesday, December 19, 2018 4:18:00 PM EAT

David Babayan noted : “We consider that every meeting is a unique contribution to the process,” External link

news-am Wednesday, December 19, 2018 4:18:00 PM EAT

David Babayan said : “I advice to be guided by official reports. Open our official website and see if there is such a thing or not,” External link

armenpress Thursday, December 13, 2018 9:03:00 AM EAT

David Babayan said : “Peoples’ self-determination is one of the most important components of international law, and all the states must respect this right,” External link

eurasiareview Sunday, October 29, 2017 3:57:00 AM EAT

David Babayan said : "Peoples' self-determination is one of the most important components of international law, and all the states must respect this right," External link

panarmenian-en Saturday, October 28, 2017 1:37:00 PM EAT

David Babayan said : "Peoples' self-determination is one of the most important components of international law, and all the states must respect this right," External link

panarmenian-en Saturday, October 28, 2017 1:06:00 PM EAT

David Babayan сказал : "Так на саммитах в Вене и Санкт-Петербурге было определено целое направление, касающееся внедрения механизмов доверия в зоне конфликта. Думаю, что эти вопросы обязательно будут затронуты на встрече Алиев-Саргсян" External link

ArmInfoPolitics-en Monday, October 16, 2017 7:21:00 PM EAT

David Babayan заключил : "Безусловно, не стоит ожидать, что Алиев и его режим так быстро пересмотрят свой подход, однако это не означает, что мы должны прекратить предпринимать усилия в этом направлении" External link

ArmInfoPolitics-en Monday, October 16, 2017 7:21:00 PM EAT

David Babayan told : “Iran has shown a constructive and balanced stance on the Nagorno Karabakh conflict from the onset, and Artsakh values that approach. Since the 1990s Iran has consistently come up with mediation missions. Iran continues its active involvement in the regional politics,” External link

asbarez Tuesday, August 8, 2017 1:13:00 AM EAT

David Babayan explained : “The Karabakh issue is an integral part of that geopolitics and should not be viewed as a separate matter. Consequently, Iran influences on regional political processes. Tehran has always highlighted the peaceful resolution of the conflict, ruling out war and use of force. This is important and lies in Iran’s interest, since the Islamic Republic borders with Armenia, Artsakh, and Azerbaijan,” External link

asbarez Tuesday, August 8, 2017 1:13:00 AM EAT

David Babayan concluded : “That was the case both from 1991 to 1994 when Azerbaijan illegally used Iranian territory, and during the April War (2016) when Azerbaijanis shelled Iranian territories and later claimed the attacks as unintentional,” External link

asbarez Tuesday, August 8, 2017 1:13:00 AM EAT

David Babayan said : “In Vienna, an agreement was reached with Azerbaijan on mechanisms, but Azerbaijan is actually putting obstacles to this process. Azerbaijan objects to establishment of mechanisms on the border and proposes that monitoring missions be located in Georgia and Baku, which would make investigative mechanisms inefficient. It is unacceptable,” “Moreover, Azerbaijan continues ceasefire violations, using weapons of different calibers without denying responsibility for its own actions” External link

asbarez Thursday, February 23, 2017 3:51:00 AM EAT

David Babayan told ( about Ayaz Mutalibov ) : “He actually proved that the massacre had been organized by representatives of the Azerbaijani authorities, the so-called Popular Front, representatives of the Azerbaijani army who supported the Popular Front against the then President Araz Mutalibov,” External link

armradio Monday, February 13, 2017 6:30:00 PM EAT

David Babayan said : “Azerbaijan’s primary aim is to prevent visits to Artsakh,” External link

armradio Thursday, February 9, 2017 5:25:00 PM EAT

David Babayan said ( about Alexander Lapshin ) : “Now we see the case of Lapshin, where no one is speaking, no one is condemning. This means that the international organizations are either unable to take steps or are indifferent towards such development. Meanwhile, the developments are very dangerous,” “This is also a message of soberness to us- Armenians. We must rely upon ourselves and not expect any international organization to protect our interests,” External link

armradio Thursday, February 9, 2017 5:25:00 PM EAT

David Babayan said : “Azerbaijan’s primary aim is to prevent visits to Artsakh,” External link

armradio Wednesday, February 8, 2017 7:20:00 PM EAT

David Babayan said ( about Alexander Lapshin ) : “Now we see the case of Lapshin, where no one is speaking, no one is condemning. This means that the international organizations are either unable to take steps or are indifferent towards such development. Meanwhile, the developments are very dangerous,” “This is also a message of soberness to us- Armenians. We must rely upon ourselves and not expect any international organization to protect our interests,” External link

armradio Wednesday, February 8, 2017 7:20:00 PM EAT

David Babayan added ( about Alexander Lapshin ) : “They can already see how Baku ‘repaid’ the supply of armaments to Israel. After all, it is no secret that the life of Alexander Lapshin will be under a serious threat in the Azerbaijani prison. Azerbaijan’s actions are first of all a challenge to Israel,” External link

asbarez Wednesday, February 8, 2017 4:22:00 AM EAT

David Babayan said : “There cannot be a return to the borders of 1988 and 1991, because we’ll not be able to ensure our security having Azerbaijan as a neighbor,” External link

asbarez Thursday, January 19, 2017 1:50:00 AM EAT

David Babayan said : “The most important is that Russia and other Minsk Group countries exclude the use of force and stress there is no alternative to a peaceful settlement,” “Besides, we should remember that all issues will be settled only after the status of Nagorno-Karabakh is determined” External link

asbarez Thursday, January 19, 2017 1:50:00 AM EAT

David Babayan said : “Azerbaijan foils any step in that direction, despite the agreements reached in Vienna and St. Petersburg” External link

asbarez Thursday, January 19, 2017 1:50:00 AM EAT

David Babayan told : “The most important is that Russia and other Minsk Group countries exclude the use of force and stress there is no alternative to a peaceful settlement,” External link

armradio Wednesday, January 18, 2017 6:36:00 PM EAT

David Babayan said : “Azerbaijan foil s any step in that direction, despite the agreements reached in Vienna and St. Petersburg” External link

armradio Wednesday, January 18, 2017 6:36:00 PM EAT

David Babayan said ( about Artsakh Republic ) : “the emphasis will be put on the maintenance of stability, as there is no other option at this point” “It is impossible to reach a comprehensive settlement without Artsakh returning to the negotiating table, but there are no prerequisites to believe that this will happen in the near future,” External link

asbarez Wednesday, January 11, 2017 11:33:00 PM EAT

David Babayan said : “It is impossible to reach a comprehensive settlement without Artsakh returning to the negotiating table, but there are no prerequisites to believe that this will happen in the near future,” External link

armradio Tuesday, January 10, 2017 11:22:00 PM EAT

David Babayan said : “The international community is trying to open at least one of the brackets. The criticism of Azerbaijan has grown, the term ‘Nagorno Karabakh Republic is being used by international structures more frequently,” External link

armradio Tuesday, January 10, 2017 11:22:00 PM EAT

David Babayan said : “Azerbaijan continued violating the ceasefire regime firing on average 30-40 shots daily from various firearms. However the situation was overall under control” External link

armenpress Monday, January 9, 2017 1:06:00 PM EAT

David Babayan said : “Sometimes they fire more, sometimes they violate the ceasefire regime relatively to a lesser degree. But we cannot say that the situation is like the period before the 4-day war starting from 2015” External link

armenpress Thursday, December 8, 2016 10:45:00 PM EAT

David Babayan said : “The statement shows that Azerbaijan is a fascist state with an expansionist policy that operates with a psychology of an occupant. This is a behavior characteristic of a criminal We must be strong when dealing with such a state in order to maintain peace and stability and to prevent that epidemic from spreading in the region,” External link

asbarez Wednesday, December 7, 2016 6:12:00 AM EAT

David Babayan said : "The cancellation has nothing to do with Azerbaijan's 'brilliant, careful, monument of worship-turned-diplomatic efforts'," External link

irishsun Saturday, November 19, 2016 11:01:00 PM EAT

David Babayan said : "The cancellation has nothing to do with Azerbaijan's 'brilliant, careful, monument of worship-turned-diplomatic efforts'," External link

panarmenian-en Saturday, November 19, 2016 1:39:00 PM EAT

David Babayan says : “There is no panic mood whatsoever, and can’t be, we are dealing with an abnormal, terrorist state” External link

armenpress Friday, November 11, 2016 6:04:00 PM EAT

David Babayan added : “There is another message here also addressed to internal political adversaries, national minorities. That is, that the Azerbaijani army’s commander is the supreme Khan, and for maintaining power he may use the army to suppress domestic unrest” External link

armenpress Friday, November 11, 2016 6:04:00 PM EAT

David Babayan added : “The international community has also clearly stated that it doesn’t accept the option of war. But this doesn’t mean the Nagorno Karabakh forces are decreasing their vigilance and combat-readiness due to low probability of a large-scale war. The Army is always ready to suppress any aggression and inflict an adequate blow. Azerbaijan understands very well that it’s impossible to terrorize our men who are standing at the borders” External link

armenpress Friday, November 11, 2016 6:04:00 PM EAT

David Babayan said : “It seems like that anti-Armenian propaganda in Azerbaijan is facing some quite serious obstacles. That’s why they report such horrible and false information” External link

armenpress Friday, November 4, 2016 6:58:00 PM EAT

David Babayan said : “Taking into account the failure of the April war blitzkrieg, the Azerbaijani leadership does everything possible to save its face by taking such steps that characterize the criminal. Azerbaijan carries out sabotage attempts, uses snipers thus showing that it exists. Moreover, with such steps Aliyev is trying to receive dividends in the domestic political field thus showing his people how patriot he is. Whereas, in the meantime he continues to rob the Azerbaijanis” External link

armenpress Friday, October 21, 2016 12:30:00 PM EAT

David Babayan noted : “The Azerbaijani authorities should rather give autonomy to the national minorities living in that country,” “Moreover, [they should] do that before the situation turns into a large-scale clash. In the meantime, these nations [in Azerbaijan] are living under a strong pressure, and virtually under the conditions of concentration camps” External link

news-am Tuesday, October 18, 2016 3:46:00 PM EAT

David Babayan said ( about Bako Sahakian ) : "The mediators will meet President Bako Sahakyan later this week," External link

panarmenian-en Tuesday, October 18, 2016 11:05:00 AM EAT

David Babayan said : "We have always stressed that Turkey cannot be a mediator in the conflict, since it is biased. Moreover, Turkey has an obvious pro-Azerbaijani and anti-Armenian position," External link

news-am Saturday, October 15, 2016 7:13:00 PM EAT

David Babayan said : "If Turkey opens the border with Armenia and affects Azerbaijan to open the borders of the NKR, it will be a great example," External link

news-am Saturday, October 15, 2016 7:13:00 PM EAT

David Babayan added : “Time is not working in favor of Azerbaijan,” “An analysis of the recent trends shows that the NKR recognition issue is getting new impetus and entering a new phase” External link

news-am Tuesday, October 11, 2016 3:59:00 PM EAT

David Babayan said : “The people of Azerbaijan saw they are being misled during all these years, simply for multiplying the wealth of the Aliyev clan. In this situation Aliyev attempts to somehow divert the attention of the people by depicting Armenians as the greatest external enemy. By speculating the factor of an external threat, to somehow change the society’s discontent” External link

armenpress Monday, October 10, 2016 3:51:00 PM EAT

David Babayan noted : “Aliyev has appeared in a very unique situation, taking into consideration that the situation in Turkey isn’t stable as well. In this context the Aliyev clan has appeared in a poor situation” External link

armenpress Monday, October 10, 2016 3:51:00 PM EAT

David Babayan said ( about Ilham Aliyev ) : “The sooner Azerbaijan recognizes the NKR’s independence without any precondition, the easier the conflict settlement. Without such recognition it is impossible to achieve significant result towards comprehensive settlement especially when Azerbaijan continues its destructive Nazi policy and wants to achieve a result with ultimatums. When Aliyev speaks about such pressures, it means that the international community is radically revising its approaches towards the Azerbaijani-Karabakh conflict settlement” External link

armenpress Sunday, October 9, 2016 11:07:00 AM EAT

David Babayan said : “It will mean that the resources wasted so many years, the victims and destructions the Azerbaijani President committed only considering his own interests, rather than those of people or state” External link

armenpress Sunday, October 9, 2016 11:07:00 AM EAT

David Babayan said ( about Ilham Aliyev ) : “The sooner Azerbaijan recognizes the NKR’s independence without any precondition, the easier the conflict settlement. Without such recognition it is impossible to achieve significant result towards comprehensive settlement especially when Azerbaijan continues it destructive Nazi policy and wants to achieve a result with ultimatums. When Aliyev speaks about such pressures, it means that the international community is radically revising its approaches towards the Azerbaijani-Karabakh conflict settlement” External link

armenpress Saturday, October 8, 2016 2:58:00 PM EAT

David Babayan said : “It will mean that the resources wasted so many years, the victims and destructions the Azerbaijani President committed only considering his own interests, rather than those of people or state” External link

armenpress Saturday, October 8, 2016 2:58:00 PM EAT

David Babayan said : “Azerbaijan’s nature is such, that being a terrorist state, it will always seek to carry out similar policy. It’s another issue that this state may use any occasion to push this policy forward. There are several developments, which fuel the passions even more, for Azerbaijan to take these steps” External link

armenpress Thursday, October 6, 2016 5:38:00 PM EAT

David Babayan said : “We saw that the leadership attempted to seize any similar development by force. In any case the situation is tense. In addition to this is the serious social situation of the country, decrease of oil prices, cuts in defense budget, and there are issues with benefits and pensions. This kind of plight is created in Azerbaijan. Therefore, the best option is escalating the border situation, in order to divert the society’s attention from domestic developments with the image of an external enemy” External link

armenpress Thursday, October 6, 2016 5:38:00 PM EAT

David Babayan added : “Therefore this discontent must be somehow suppressed, divert the society’s attention by activeness in the Nagorno Karabakh-Azerbaijan line of contact” External link

armenpress Thursday, October 6, 2016 5:38:00 PM EAT

David Babayan said : “We have repeatedly stated that the issues of humanitarian nature should be solved at the last stage of the settlement. Nevertheless, the issue concerns refugees and internally displaced persons, who have already suffered once. We can’t put people’s fates at risk for the second time,” External link

news-am Saturday, September 24, 2016 6:32:00 PM EAT

David Babayan told : “With this statement, the high-ranking UN official is telling Azerbaijan that such shows cannot demonstrate the real picture,” External link

asbarez Friday, September 16, 2016 2:11:00 AM EAT

David Babayan said : “This is a very interesting psychological point. Despite the wording, the manner in which the Azerbaijani media outlets presented the statement proves that Azerbaijan willy nilly recognizes NKR as a state formation,” External link

news-am Wednesday, September 14, 2016 9:40:00 PM EAT

David Babayan said ( about James Warlick ) : “This does not mean, however, that such approach [Warlick’s formula] is acceptable to the Armenian side,” External link

horizonweekly Wednesday, September 14, 2016 5:27:00 PM EAT

David Babayan said : “If we are to speak of the territories, it is then necessary to discuss the territories under Azerbaijan’s control, such as Getashen, Shahumyan, Northern Artsakh and others,” External link

horizonweekly Wednesday, September 14, 2016 5:27:00 PM EAT

David Babayan added : “Security is the most important thing for the people of Nagorno-Karabakh. No status is able to provide security, unless the adversary abandons its fascists rhetoric and the threats to ‘liberate the territories,’ including Zangezur and Yerevan,” External link

horizonweekly Wednesday, September 14, 2016 5:27:00 PM EAT

David Babayan said ( about James Warlick ) : “This does not mean, however, that such approach [Warlick’s formula] is acceptable to the Armenian side,” External link

asbarez Wednesday, September 14, 2016 4:43:00 PM EAT

David Babayan said : “If we are to speak of the territories, it is then necessary to discuss the territories under Azerbaijan’s control, such as Getashen, Shahumyan, Northern Artsakh and others,” External link

asbarez Wednesday, September 14, 2016 4:43:00 PM EAT

David Babayan added : “Security is the most important thing for the people of Nagorno-Karabakh. No status is able to provide security, unless the adversary abandons its fascists rhetoric and the threats to ‘liberate the territories,’ including Zangezur and Yerevan,” External link

asbarez Wednesday, September 14, 2016 4:43:00 PM EAT

David Babayan said ( about James Warlick ) : “This does not mean, however, that such approach [Warlick’s formula] is acceptable to the Armenian side,” External link

asbarez Tuesday, September 13, 2016 2:18:00 AM EAT

David Babayan said : “If we are to speak of the territories, it is then necessary to discuss the territories under Azerbaijan’s control, such as Getashen, Shahumyan, Northern Artsakh and others,” External link

asbarez Tuesday, September 13, 2016 2:18:00 AM EAT

David Babayan added : “Security is the most important thing for the people of Nagorno-Karabakh. No status is able to provide security, unless the adversary abandons its fascists rhetoric and the threats to ‘liberate the territories,’ including Zangezur and Yerevan,” External link

asbarez Tuesday, September 13, 2016 2:18:00 AM EAT

David Babayan noted ( about Azerbaijan When ) : “When discussing the issue of territories, we need to [also] bear in mind the [Armenian] territories under Azerbaijani control: Getashen, Shahumyan, northern Artsakh, etc.,” “The correct [conflict] settlement option is Azerbaijan’s recognition of the independence of the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic. Only then will it be possible to sit at the negotiating table, and discuss the matter of the borders” External link

news-am Monday, September 12, 2016 1:12:00 PM EAT

David Babayan said : “One should understand that there can be no return to the past. Artsakh will never refuse from its status and will not allow its security system to weaken,” External link

armradio Monday, August 29, 2016 5:54:00 PM EAT

David Babayan said : “In fact, here we can see components of hybrid war. Starting from the April four-day war the world’s prominent media have paid a special attention on Nagorno Karabakh. A number of famous media were publishing various information and materials on Nagorno Karabakh. This process accelerated especially after the four-day war. Recently, the major Argentine TV company has dedicated extensive reports on Nagorno Karabakh. The leading Ukrainian TV channels also report on Nagorno Karabakh. We see this in Russia, the US, the French media. And recently the newspaper of the French Parliament has published the interview with the NKR President on its website which is a great political achievement” External link

armenpress Monday, August 22, 2016 6:14:00 PM EAT

David Babayan said : “In general, Azerbaijan’s activity is not directly linked with any circumstances; Azerbaijan’s behavior in the border shows its real essence. Azerbaijan is a terrorist, fascist state, and such state must act in that way. It is a one type of disease diagnosis. But there are also certain developments which more contribute to that behavior. And this time I think that their activities in the border are connected with the constitutional reforms which are being held in Azerbaijan” External link

asbarez Tuesday, July 26, 2016 10:06:00 PM EAT

David Babayan said : “In general, Azerbaijan’s activity is not directly linked with any circumstances, Azerbaijan’s behavior in the border shows its real essence. Azerbaijan is a terrorist, fascist state, and such state must act in that way. It is a one type of disease diagnosis. But there are also certain developments which more contribute to that behavior. And this time I think that their activities in the border is connected with the constitutional reforms which are being held in Azerbaijan” External link

oratert-en Tuesday, July 26, 2016 2:15:00 PM EAT

David Babayan said : “Azerbaijan insists on the phased option which is a form of delaying the process, seeking to obtain a more advantageous position. If Azerbaijan is trying to show that it is interested in the conflict settlement and doesn’t see any option than the phased one, it must recognize the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic’s independence; we will also recognize Azerbaijan and will sit around the negotiation table to discuss various issues. There is no other option. Karabakh’s independence must be recognized, the complete negotiation format must be restored, and time will show the rest. At the same time everyone must understand one thing: there cannot be a return to the past, in terms of the borders as well,” External link

asbarez Wednesday, July 13, 2016 10:11:00 PM EAT

David Babayan said : “Taking into account that currently discussions are being held over implementation of mechanisms, I think that this statement is associated with it since at this stage we do not see any step by Azerbaijan towards the comprehensive settlement. Quite the contrary, the destructive statements still continue. They hinder the process of the implementation of these mechanisms, but they do not openly talk about it. Thus, we should wait and work towards the implementation of these mechanisms,” External link

asbarez Wednesday, July 13, 2016 10:11:00 PM EAT

David Babayan said : “Azerbaijan insists on the phased option which is a form of delaying the process, seeking to obtain a more advantageous position. If Azerbaijan is trying to show that it is interested in the conflict settlement and doesn’t see any option than the phased one, it must recognize the NKR’s independence, we will also recognize Azerbaijan and will sit around the negotiation table to discuss various issues. There is no other option. The NKR’s independence must be recognized, the complete negotiation format must be restored, and the time will show the rest. At the same time everyone must understand one thing, there cannot be a return to the past, in terms of the borders as well” External link

oratert-en Wednesday, July 13, 2016 12:15:00 PM EAT

David Babayan said : “They should understand in Moscow that Russian weapons sold to Azerbaijan are used against Armenian civilian settlements,” External link

asbarez Tuesday, July 12, 2016 9:58:00 PM EAT

David Babayan said : “This cannot fail to worry the Armenian side and Artsakh (Karabakh) in particular,” External link

asbarez Tuesday, July 12, 2016 9:58:00 PM EAT

David Babayan said : "Who have they liberated the territory from? If they were cleaning the land from weed plants during their aggression against Karabakh, then they probably liberated the territory from the weed plants. It is no secret that Azerbaijan has always been distorting facts. Even in the Soviet times, according to Azerbaijani documents, the cotton yield in Azerbaijan was higher that the cotton yield of Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan rolled into one. I qualify such statements of Baku as one more provocation and an attempt to legitimize its power in its own society's eyes," External link

ArmInfoPolitics-en Tuesday, July 12, 2016 2:41:00 PM EAT

David Babayan told : “Normal people could not have done such things,” External link

asbarez Friday, July 1, 2016 9:32:00 PM EAT

David Babayan said : "Although the arrangements made are of technical nature so far, we think that this will become a beginning of the peace process," External link

ArmInfoPolitics-en Wednesday, June 22, 2016 3:24:00 PM EAT

David Babayan said : "At a certain stage of implementing the arrangements made, Azerbaijan will try to create obstacles to the full introduction of the investigation mechanisms," External link

ArmInfoPolitics-en Wednesday, June 22, 2016 3:24:00 PM EAT

David Babayan said : "However, I think it will be harder for Azerbaijan to keep his mask of a pacifist at the same time deceiving the world community," External link

ArmInfoPolitics-en Wednesday, June 22, 2016 3:24:00 PM EAT

David Babayan said : “We have always said that this is a new direction for the conflict resolution process, which for some reason has been ignored for many years. I am speaking about the confidence building measures, such as enhancement of mechanisms to detect ceasefire violations that would identify the provoking side,” External link

asbarez Wednesday, June 22, 2016 12:07:00 AM EAT

David Babayan said : “A country that violates international treaties can easily violate bilateral, trilateral or multilateral agreements. Therefore, we should be patient. This is a long process,” External link

asbarez Wednesday, June 22, 2016 12:07:00 AM EAT

David Babayan said : “We have always said that this is a new direction of the conflict settlement, which for some reasons has been ignored for many years. I speak about the confidence building measures, such as elaboration of mechanisms allowing to detect the ceasefire violation cases and bring the guilty side to responsibility” External link

oratert-en Tuesday, June 21, 2016 12:29:00 PM EAT

David Babayan said : “Now we need to wait. Of course, it will be difficult to expect a rapid settlement of the conflict when dealing with Azerbaijan, since Azerbaijan, being the country that regularly violates the ceasefire regime, will do its best to impede the process. Even now it does the same, by conducting military exercises without informing respective agencies about the weapons used and their quantity. A country that violates international treaties can easily violate also bilateral, trilateral or multilateral agreements. Therefore, we should keep patience. This is a long lasting process” External link

oratert-en Tuesday, June 21, 2016 12:29:00 PM EAT

David Babayan noted : “But the most important thing mentioned is that there is no alternative to the peaceful settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict,” External link

news-am Monday, June 20, 2016 10:39:00 PM EAT

David Babayan concluded : “The most important thing is that a start has been made and it is necessary to exert every effort for its continuation,” External link

news-am Monday, June 20, 2016 10:39:00 PM EAT

David Babayan noted : “There are both positive and negative aspects in the statement by the representative of the Azerbaijani side,” External link

news-am Saturday, June 18, 2016 2:49:00 PM EAT

David Babayan said : “The Azerbaijani authorities must automatically return Arsen Baghdasaryan to [his] homeland,” “We [i.e. Artsakh] always return soldiers and civilians who accidentally have passed into our side. The [Azerbaijani] treatment of Baghdasaryan is a most blatant violation of human rights and moral values. Especially, the proposing of the exchange of criminals with an innocent person is the pinnacle of cynicism” External link

news-am Saturday, June 18, 2016 2:49:00 PM EAT

David Babayan said ( about Samvel Babayan ) : “Do you think Defense Minister is a head of a village who is elected? Laws must be respected. Do we live in 1917? And do not confuse this with Bolshevik Revolution [in 1917] when commanders were elected. What do they mean by saying they demand that Samvel Babayan be appointed Defense Minister? That demand will naturally produce no results since it’s a provocation,” External link

a1plus Monday, June 6, 2016 3:45:00 PM EAT

David Babayan says : "had better think of a castle in the air rather than hoping for those lands," External link

ArmInfoPolitics-en Wednesday, June 1, 2016 5:21:00 PM EAT

David Babayan says ( about Novruz Mammadov ) : "Mammadov just used the surname of the Armenian president, hinting at the Azerbaijani president," External link

ArmInfoPolitics-en Wednesday, June 1, 2016 5:21:00 PM EAT

David Babayan says : "It is no secret that since the early 1990s Azerbaijan has been actively arming its forces. The flaws have recently been much spoken about, but I do not want to politicize this issue. There are flaws in all military actions. There were flaws during the First World War and during the Second World War. There were also some shortcomings in the arming and training of the Soviet troops. We saw the Azerbaijani flaws during the April war - their blitzkrieg failed and the Azerbaijani military doctrine prove to a complete failure," External link

ArmInfoPolitics-en Wednesday, June 1, 2016 3:11:00 PM EAT

David Babayan added : “And then it becomes difficult to restrain it,” “The four-day events likewise were a consequence of such a policy. (…) We are against the international community taking such steps; this is a litmus paper, in some sense” External link

news-am Friday, May 27, 2016 2:32:00 PM EAT

David Babayan said : “They did the same thing in Shushi and other places. They say waste of Armenian nuclear power plant are buried in Karvachar, but, of course, it is not true, but we understand with such means they want to create basis for them to be able to poison our rivers as well” External link

armenpress Friday, May 27, 2016 1:29:00 PM EAT

David Babayan said : “We have repeatedly stated that by pursuing such a policy, the international community and a number of civilized states in fact encourage aggression,” “For a state like Azerbaijan that shuts the RFE/RL and OSCE offices, heroizes the murderer who killed a sleeping Armenian officer with an axe, honors people that disfigure dead bodies and behead elderly people hosting the European Games, Global Forum of the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations is nothing but disgrace” External link

panarmenian-en Friday, May 27, 2016 1:06:00 PM EAT

David Babayan added : “Azerbaijan shows restraint during the events, whereas curbing Baku’s aggression requires tremendous efforts afterwards,” “Those supporting terrorists will some day become their victims” External link

panarmenian-en Friday, May 27, 2016 1:06:00 PM EAT

David Babayan said : “We have announced many times that through this kind of policy the international community and a number of civilized states are encouraging the aggressor. A country where the Radio Liberty shuts down, the OSCE Office shuts down, where a murderer who has killed a sleeping Armenian soldier in Budapest is being named a national hero, where people who mutilate corpses, elderly become national heroes, and the European Games, the UN forum is being held there is just an embarrassment, nothing else” External link

oratert-en Friday, May 27, 2016 12:14:00 PM EAT

David Babayan said : “The 4 day war is the result of similar policy. Moreover, representatives of some states announce Azerbaijan is the tolerant cradle of civilizations. We are against the international community’s similar steps. In some way it is a litmus paper - who support terrorists, someday those terrorists will head to their homes” External link

oratert-en Friday, May 27, 2016 12:14:00 PM EAT

David Babayan said : “We have announced many times that through this kind of policy the international community and a number of civilized states are encouraging the aggressor. A country where the Radio Liberty shuts down, the OSCE Office shuts down, where a murderer who has killed a sleeping Armenian soldier in Budapest is being named a national hero, where people who mutilate corpses, elderly become national heroes, and the European Games, the UN forum is being held there is just an embarrassment, nothing else” External link

armenpress Friday, May 27, 2016 11:28:00 AM EAT

David Babayan said : “The 4 day war is the result of similar policy. Moreover, representatives of some states announce Azerbaijan is the tolerant cradle of civilizations. We are against the international community’s similar steps. In some way it is a litmus paper - who support terrorists, someday those terrorists will head to their homes” External link

armenpress Friday, May 27, 2016 11:28:00 AM EAT

David Babayan said : “The situation is calm in the border, of course, everything is in comparison. If we try to compare it with the days of the 4 day war, it is incomparable, since it was a large-scale war. Since 2014 the situation is much calmer” External link

armenpress Friday, May 27, 2016 10:14:00 AM EAT

David Babayan said : "Most of the lost territories, I repeat, most of them, not all, were in the buffer zone" External link

ArmInfoPolitics-en Tuesday, May 24, 2016 4:02:00 PM EAT

David Babayan added : “We [i.e. the NKR] shall be engaged in the talks from beginning to end,” “That is, to the exchange of views, working on documents, signing of the agreements of this nature, and their implementation” External link

news-am Saturday, May 21, 2016 4:04:00 PM EAT

David Babayan said : “There is always shooting this is the enemy’s style,” External link

panarmenian-en Friday, March 20, 2015 3:58:00 PM EAT

David Babayan said : “There is always shooting this is the enemy’s style,” External link

panorama-am-en Friday, March 20, 2015 1:03:00 PM EAT

David Babayan said : “It is a fact that the Azerbaijani side is constantly violating the ceasefire regime during the past 2-3 days,” External link

panorama-am-en Thursday, March 19, 2015 4:16:00 PM EAT

David Babayan said : “Although it was indirectly said, it is clear that the conflict cannot be settled without Nagorno Karabakh’s participation. We consider this statement an important one,” External link

panarmenian-en Friday, March 13, 2015 2:11:00 PM EAT

David Babayan said : “Practice has proved that the conflict is impossible to settle without Artsakh’s participation. It is Azerbaijan’s position rather than that of the OSCE Minsk Group that prevents Artsakh from participating in the negotiations,” “All sober-minded people especially diplomats - are well aware of the need for restoring a full format” External link

panarmenian-en Friday, March 13, 2015 2:11:00 PM EAT

David Babayan said : “Maintaining the ceasefire, peace and stability is progress. We should not consider the conflict settled. We should have the most realistic view preserving peace and stability in the region, and this is actually the aim of all the meetings,” External link

panarmenian-en Friday, March 13, 2015 2:11:00 PM EAT

David Babayan said : “We showed the best humanism by not lynching the saboteurs. We proved their guilt in a transparent trial, in conformity with democratic standards” External link

panarmenian-en Friday, March 13, 2015 2:11:00 PM EAT

David Babayan said : “Although it was indirectly said, it is clear that the conflict cannot be settled without Nagorno Karabakh’s participation. We consider this statement an important one,” External link

panarmenian-en Friday, March 13, 2015 1:08:00 PM EAT

David Babayan said : “Practice has proved that the conflict is impossible to settle without Artsakh’s participation. It is Azerbaijan’s position rather than that of the OSCE Minsk Group that prevents Artsakh from participating in the negotiations,” “All sober-minded people especially diplomats - are well aware of the need for restoring a full format” External link

panarmenian-en Friday, March 13, 2015 1:08:00 PM EAT

David Babayan said : “Maintaining the ceasefire, peace and stability is progress. We should not consider the conflict settled. We should have the most realistic view preserving peace and stability in the region, and this is actually the aim of all the meetings,” External link

panarmenian-en Friday, March 13, 2015 1:08:00 PM EAT

David Babayan said : “We showed the best humanism by not lynching the saboteurs. We proved their guilt in a transparent trial, in conformity with democratic standards” External link

panarmenian-en Friday, March 13, 2015 1:08:00 PM EAT

David Babayan said : "Their trial was transparent and open for mass media and NGOs. So, we must respect the court's verdict," External link

ArmInfoPolitics-en Wednesday, February 25, 2015 2:05:00 PM EAT

David Babayan said : “I think that the following took place: during some meetings with the US co-chair or other representatives in Azerbaijan, they asked that Americans raise this issue. Because I do not think that it is in the interests of the United States to show concern about the life or destiny of the saboteurs and terrorists, especially when they face no danger. These people are in prison and their guilt was proved in the process of transparent and democratic procedure” External link

armenpress Tuesday, February 24, 2015 3:58:00 PM EAT

David Babayan told : “I don’t think it is possible; we have already voiced our position,” External link

panarmenian-en Tuesday, February 24, 2015 3:30:00 PM EAT

David Babayan said ( about Bako Sahakian ) : "Their guilt was proved during the trial and they confessed and addressed a petition for commutation to NKR President Bako Sahakyan. Stepanakert has already displayed good will and 'human gesture' by avoiding reprisal against the raiders and launching an open and transparent trial like any civilized country would do," External link

ArmInfoPolitics-en Tuesday, February 24, 2015 1:06:00 PM EAT

David Babayan said ( about Bako Sahakian ) : "Their guilt was proved during the trial and they confessed and addressed a petition for commutation to NKR President Bako Sahakyan. Stepanakert has already displayed good will and 'human gesture' by avoiding reprisal against the raiders and launching an open and transparent trial like any civilized country would do," External link

ArmInfoPolitics-en Friday, February 20, 2015 4:37:00 PM EAT

David Babayan said : “I think the U.S. should take appropriate steps aimed at deterring Azerbaijan’s provocative actions,” External link

panorama-am-en Wednesday, February 11, 2015 3:34:00 PM EAT

David Babayan said ( about Ilham Aliyev ) : “Aliyev uses only those clauses that are advantageous to him. His speech showed once again that we are dealing with an unbalanced neighbor who cannot be relied on. Azerbaijan is an unpredictable country,” External link

panorama-am-en Wednesday, February 11, 2015 3:34:00 PM EAT

David Babayan said ( about House ) : “The change of an ambassador may result in some changes in Armenian-American relations, even in some changes in the work with Artsakh, but I don’t think the changes will be serious. The new ambassador already made a statement concerning the Karabakh conflict settlement and the Armenian Genocide. I believe that very good statements have been made and they will develop the bilateral relations in a new direction. Yet I do not expect drastic changes. The embassy plays a great, but not decisive role. The role of the White House is decisive,” External link

panorama-am-en Wednesday, February 11, 2015 3:34:00 PM EAT

David Babayan ajouté : “Qu’est ce que l’Artsakh a à voir avec les développements politiques internes, le changement régime dans la République d’Arménie” External link

armenews Tuesday, February 3, 2015 7:45:00 PM EAT

David Babayan says : "The police were trying to hinder the clashes and had to resort to relevant measures to prevent the situation from heating up. Unfortunately, some people received injuries, but their life is out of danger" External link

ArmInfoPolitics-en Monday, February 2, 2015 6:21:00 PM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
porte-parole7.02%FR09/27/201727/09/2017
president30.70%EN09/22/201722/09/2017
spokesman30.70%EN09/22/201722/09/2017
spokesperson13.16%EN09/20/201720/09/2017
republic president4.39%EN01/11/201711/01/2017
head1.75%EN07/14/201614/07/2016
responsable1.75%FR07/08/201608/07/2016
spokesperson2.63%SA09/05/201405/09/2014
president7.89%SA08/28/201428/08/2014
Names Lang Count
David BabayanEN44.98%
Davit BabayanEN23.14%
David BabayanFR10.92%
Давид БабаянRU9.17%
Davit BabayanFR5.68%
David BabayanSA2.62%
Davit BabayanSA1.75%
David BabayanRU0.87%
Давид БабаянEN0.87%


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