Armenia has not recognized the Crimea in the vote at the UN General Assembly - Deputy head of the foreign Ministry
Armenia did not recognize the secession of Crimea from Ukraine, when voted against Pro-Ukrainian decision, adopted in March by the UN General Assembly, said the newly appointed Deputy head of the foreign Ministry of Armenia Karen Nazaryan. As is known, on March 27, the UN General Assembly adopted a resolution confirming the territorial integrity of Ukraine ". The document was prepared by the delegations of Germany, Canada, Costa Rica, Lithuania, Poland and Ukraine. For decision-making voted 100 members of the General Assembly, against eleven. Among them are Armenia, Belarus, Russia, Cuba, Syrian Arab Republic, Nicaragua, Venezuela, Bolivia, Sudan, Zimbabwe, North Korea. 58 delegations, including China, abstained.
" Voting against the decision, We are not aware of the Crimea. This does not mean the respect of the Crimea ", - the Armenian Parliament on may 29, said Nazarian, informs radio " Freedom ".
Nazaryan, who during the March of expression was appointed permanent representative of Armenia to the UN, adhere to the official line, according to which Yerevan simply expressed support for the principle of self-determination of peoples, defend them in the Nagorno-Karabakh settlement." We voted not against Ukraine or the Russian Federation. We voted for our principles, " he explained.
The UN resolution, As you know, were adopted After a week later, As the head of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan in a telephone conversation with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin called the referendum in the Crimea " another example of the realization of the right of peoples to self-determination through the free voting ".