by Haroutiun Khachatrian
With talks on a resolution for the 19-year
Nagorno-Karabakh conflict on the skids once again, the breakaway region's
de facto authorities are increasingly pushing for a new negotiating format,
one that allows them to directly participate in the process.
"The current format of negotiations,
in which only Armenia and Azerbaijan are involved, is unrealistic and destructive,"
Arkady Ghukasian, the de facto president of the unrecognized Nagorno-Karabakh
Republic, told reporters on 7 June.
While the statement is not the first