Today the Artsakh liberation movement entered its ninth year. Eight years ago, the Armenian population of Artsakh stood up in defense of its right to self determination and laid the foundations for the independent Mountainous (Nagorno) Karabakh Republic.
(…) Today, taking advantage of the opportunity provided by the cease-fire, all of us, the entire nation, are engaged in rebuilding the homeland – on the front and the fields, in factories and offices – to revitalize the economy, with the support of authorities who pursue our national principles, while we, through our activities, support that political leadership.
ARF Central Committee of Artsakh
20 February 1996, Stepanakert, MKR