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Karabakh recognizes right of Catalonia to self-determination

The right of Catalonia to determine its political status on its own through a democratic expression of its will is undisputable, the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic foreign ministry has said in a statement.

“In accordance with the UN founding documents, the international community has taken an obligation to support and respect realization of the right of peoples to self-determination. We find it important that the settlement of the political crisis between Barcelona and Madrid is achieved by peaceful ways only and through a dialog,” the statement runs.

The ministry reminded that it was refusal of Azerbaijan to recognize the right of the Artsakh people for self-determination and use of military force to solve political issues that turned the conflict into the military one.

After the Catalonian government was dismissed and Spanish Vice President Soraya Sáenz de Santamaría was appointed as head of the region. Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy called the Spaniards to keep calm and promised to act prudently and affectively. In order to make the government institutions legitimate again, the prime minister said, he dissolved the parliament. New elections in the autonomy are scheduled for December 21.

The decision was taken based on Article 155 of the Spanish Constitution. Several hours before, the Senate approved enacting the article. It allows Madrid dismissing more than a hundred officials including mayors and municipal managers and introducing direct rule in Catalonia.

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