The Ambassador of the Russian Federation: membership in the EEC supports almost all opposing political force in Armenia
Hamlet Matevosyan. Armenia's entry into the Eurasian economic Union (EEU) supports almost all Armenian opposing political force, said on the first day of the weekend correspondents Russian Ambassador to Armenia Ivan Volynkin.
It was planned that Armenia will sign with the EU Treaty of Union and the free trade area in November 2013 in the Vilnius summit of " Eastern partnership ". However, two months before Armenia said about the intention to join the Customs Union and participate in the Eurasian integration. Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan in may, has already signed and ratified the Treaty establishing the Eurasian economic Union from 1 January 2015, at the beginning of October signed an agreement to connect to Armenia.
" If you have heard the speeches of the opposition, in practice All of them in favour of maintaining the status of Armenia in the Eurasian economic Union. That is, in fact, none Against, not in favor of it, except one, perhaps, " said the air.
Speaking on the last working day of the week on the big rally of the opposition Armenian national Congress, 1st head of Armenia Levon Ter-Petrosyan said that the Accession of the Republic in the EEU is irreversible and any convulsions on this issue not only late, but also dangerous, and the example of Ukraine. Even the West, he said, is sympathetic to the choice of Yerevan, as a group of people in Armenia is trying to provoke anti-Russian sentiment, However, grounds for such sentiment is not. Against Armenia's accession to the EEC at the rally expressed the Pro-Western leader of the Heritage party, former foreign Minister of Armenia Raffi Hovannisian.
Answering the question of how he assesses the performance of Ter-Petrosyan at the rally, the air has stated that he does not want to give any estimates, However, emphasized that the main part of the speech of ex-President was dedicated to the membership of Armenia in the EEU.
" Armenia's membership in the EEU is the right strategic decision that does not mean that thereby close the doors for cooperation with other countries, " stated the air, adding that the Russian Federation is also developing relations with the countries of the EU, so that's quite normal, when the country has multilateral relations." Very important, that it wouldn't harm, " said the diplomat.
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