YEREVAN, March 17. / ARKA /. Armenia stands for peaceful resolution of the Ukrainian crisis through dialogue and negotiation and on the basis of the UN Charter and international law, foreign minister Edward Nalbandian said yesterday in response to a local TV channel’s question about Yerevan's position on the situation in Ukraine after the referendum in Crimea.
In comments on a possible impacts of the Ukrainian crisis on the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict peace process Nalbandian said that Armenia stands for the peaceful and fair resolution of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, for ensuring for the people of Nagorno-Karabakh the right to live and create on their own land. He said together with the Minsk Group co-chairs Armenia will continue efforts to achieve exclusively peaceful settlement of the conflict.
In the Sunday referendum 96.77 % of voters voted for the autonomous region of Crimea to split from Ukraine and join the Russian Federation. The official voter turnout was 83 percent. .-0-