The ARF was instrumental in paving the way to Nagorno-Karabakh’s independence in 1991. The Republic of Nagorno-Karabagh is located in a region that was annexed to Azerbaijan against the will of its residents during Stalin’s rule during the Soviet years. Stalin’s arbitrary decision has lost its validity since the collapse of the Soviet Union. The ARF’s believes that the decision of self-determination which the Armenians of Nagorno-Karabakh took nearly 20 years ago must be honored and facilitated by the international community, including Azerbaijan.

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